Freshmen twin sisters Brit and Catherine Bayes combined for three individual wins, while Runar Borgen won three on his own to power the Division II Tampa Spartans past Boston College at home.
The Bayes sisters helped the Tampa women sweep 9 of 14 events, including both relays. Brit Bayes won twice individually, sweeping the 500 free (5:15.78) and 1000 free (10:48.08), while Catherine won the 100 back (1:02.74). Catherine also led off the winning 200 medley relay, which went 1:51.33.
Boston College fired back in the fly and breast events, though, sweeping the “short-axis” strokes on the night. Melissa Merwin claimed both breaststrokes, going 1:09.21 and 2:29.67, while the butterfly events went to Jordan Parry in 58.93 and 2:12.84.
But Tampa also swept the sprint frees on the back of Marisa Barton. The sophomore was 24.51 in the 50 and 53.75 in the 100 to seal a 145.5-115.5 win for Tampa.
On the men’s side, Borgen was dominant, winning all three of his individual races. The Norwegian junior took the 100 back (52.02), 200 back (1:54.99) and 200 IM (1:57.43) with ease, and also swam fly on the winning 200 medley relay.
The Tampa men had a whole host of multi-event individual winners, sweeping all events but two. Those races went to Boston College’s Andrew Stranick. Stranick claimed the 100 breast in 58.06 and the 200 breast in 2:09.44 to put his team on the board.
That wasn’t enough to overcome Tampa, though, which got multiple wins from Jeremy Parker (200 free, 1:43.18 and 100 free, 46.72), Khalid Aldaboos (50 free, 21.19 and 100 fly, 52.22) and Alberto Orejuela (500 free, 4:46.09 and 1000 free, 9:54.50).
The Spartans went on to win 163-96.