Jan. 30, 2012
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -
The Boston College swimming and diving programs turned in split results at a two-day meet at Maine on Friday-Saturday, Jan. 27-28. The BC men's team earned another decisive victory this weekend, defeating the Black Bears, 276.5-75.5, while the BC women fell, 210-143, to Maine.
The BC men's squad picked up a season-high 19 first-place finishes on its way to victory. James Boretti led the Eagles with three individual wins over the course of the two-day event. Boretti took home gold in the 200- (1:58.28) and 400-Yard (4:10.13) Individual Medleys, in addition to winning the 200-Yard Breaststroke with a time of 2:11.81. Nick Henze, Taylor Patch and Connor Stickney added to the Eagles' strong performance with two wins apiece. Henze won the 100- (47.76) and 200-Yard (1:44.52) Freestyle events, while Patch was the top finisher in both the 1,000-Yard Freestyle (9:59.53) and the 500-Yard Freestyle (4:52.99). Stickney's pair of wins came in the 100- (53.85) and 200-Yard (1:58.71) Backstrokes.
Other individual winners for the BC men included: Timothy Gordon (Three-Meter Dive, 273.90), Marty Long (One-Meter Dive, 293.77), Timothy Corrigan (100-Yard Fly, 51.87), Michael Stephens (100-Yard Breaststroke, 1:01.29), Nicholas Sung (200-Yard Fly, 1:58.35) and Collin Thilo (50-Yard Free, 21.97). In addition to the individual effort, the Eagles went 4-for-4 in relay events.
On the women's side, the Eagles collected two first-place finishes over the course of the weekend. Stephanie Ng
won the 400-Yard IM with a time of 4:41.94, while Alyssa Niebrugge
was victorious in the 100-Yard Backstroke with a time of 1:01.87. The BC women tallied 11 total second place finishes in the loss to Maine.