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Swimming Competes at Terrier Invitational




Nov. 20, 2007

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BOSTON, Mass. - The Boston College men's and women's swimming teams competed at the Terrier Invitational, Nov. 16-18. The women finished second out of 10 teams, while the men placed fourth out of five in the three-day meet.

The women ended the invitational in second place with 675.5 total points. Northeastern earned top honors with 688 points. Boston University (538), UMass (449) and New Hampshire (445.5) rounded out spots three through five in the tournament.

The women's swimming squad won both the 200-yard free relay (1:36.49) and the 400-yard free relay (3:31.91) along with placing second in the 800-yard relay (7:43.89) and third in the 400-yard medley relay (3:57.25).

Caroline Byron produced a strong performance at the invitational, placing first in the 50-yard free (23.85) and the 100-yard free (51.35). She also finished second in the 200-yard free (1:52.81).

Mari Wunschel and Caryn Switaj recorded two top five finishes. Wunschel placed second in the 400-yard medley (4:30.02) and third in the 200-yard medley (2:07.99). Switaj finished fourth in the 100-yard free (53.07) and fifth in the 200-yard free (1:54.40).

On the men's side, the Eagles totaled 587 points, good for fourth place. UMass placed first in the tournament with 1,216 points. Yale (905), Boston University (747) and Holy Cross (139) rounded out second, third and fifth place honors.

John Maloy earned top five honors in four different events for the Eagles. The freshman placed first in the 400-yard medley (4:02.98), third in the 500-yard free (4:38.74), fourth in the 200-yard medley and fifth in the 1650-yard free (16:13.90).

In the relay events, BC placed second in the 800-yard free (7:01.32) and fourth in the 200-yard free (1:27.34).

The next dual meet for the Eagles is Friday Nov. 30 against Dartmouth. The meet is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Hanover, N.H.

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