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Women's Swimming and Diving Claims 11th at ACCs

Melissa Merwin touched in 30.71 in the 50-yard breaststroke, setting an ACC conference meet record

Melissa Merwin touched in 30.71 in the 50-yard breaststroke, setting an ACC conference meet record

March 6, 2014

Final Results (PDF)

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Boston College women's swimming and diving team placed 11th out of 12 squads at the 2014 ACC Championship that spanned from Wednesday, Feb. 19, to Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. 

The Eagles finished with 162 team points thanks to strong performances by BC's relay squads over the course of championship week. 

Virginia won its seventh-consecutive ACC Championship with a winning aggregate of 1,433 points while North Carolina was the runner up with 1,205 points and Florida State rounding out the top three with a sum of 972 points. Outside of the top three, respectively, were Virginia Tech (914.5), Notre Dame (802)

Duke (592), Pittsburgh (474.5), Miami (470.5), Georgia Tech (311.5) and Clemson (66). Boston College edged out Clemson with its 162 point total. 

The 800-yard freestyle relay squad consisting of Emily Downs, Elizabeth Manning, Allison Viverette and AnnRagan Kearns posted the most points of any foursome throughout the championship. Their combined mark of 7:35.13 was good enough for 10th place and 34 points. 

Madeline Mailliard, Samantha Couillard, Jordan Parry and Maureen Barron posted a mark of 1:46.09 for 11th (32 points) in the 200-yard medley. Barron, Downs and Mailliard joined with Annie Fothergill for the 400-yard freestyle relay and touched the wall in 3:27.05 for 11th place, as well. That same quartet sprinted for a combined clip of 1:34.55 for 11th place in the 200-yard freestyle relay. 

Manning and Melissa Merwin swam away with ACC meet records, individually, in the 50-yard backstroke time trial and 50-yard breaststroke time trial, respectively.

Manning kicked for a mark of 27.73 in the 50-yard backstroke while Merwin's touched in 30.71 in the 50-yard breaststroke. Both times are conference meet records. 

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