Oct. 22, 2012
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Boston College men's and women's swimming teams both took first place overall and swept the field in the New England Catholic Invite this past weekend.
The women finished first out of nine teams, beating Assumption College (201-121), Holy Cross (231-78), Iona (211-95), LeMoyne (219-94), Niagara (201-124), Providence (209-11), Regis (234-71) and Seina (213-112). The men finished first out of seven teams defeating Holy Cross (193-109), Iona (172-121), LeMoyne (186-112), Niagara (165-127), Providence (187-92), and Regis (195-43).
Sophomore Emily Downs led the way for the Eagles finishing first in the 100 yard freestyle (53.81), third in the 200 yard freestyle (2:00.15), third in the 50 yard freestyle (25.25), and helping her 200 yard freestyle relay team take first (1:38.88). Sophomore Stephanie Ng also had a strong performance as she finished second in the 200 yard IM (2:14.88), second in the 400 yard IM (4:45.39), and was part of the 200 yard medley relay team that took first (1:53.37.
On the men's side freshman Drew Cuttic took first in the 1000 yard freestyle (10:06.68), fourth in the 50 yard freestyle (22.35), and helped his 200 yard freestyle relay team take second (1:29.65). Senior Connor Stickney placed second in the 100 yard freestyle (48.02), second in the 100 yard backstroke (53.89), third in the 200 yard backstroke (1:59.93), and was part of the 200 and 400 yard medley relay teams which both took first.
The Eagles will be back in action November 2 when they host Maine.