UConn Wins Tri-Meet with Boston University, Williams College

Boston University, Williams College at UConn

  • Dec. 1, 2018
  • Results
  • Men: UConn def. BU 156-82; BU def. Williams 142-80; UConn def. Williams 174-60
  • Women: UConn def. BU 147-93; UConn def. Williams 161-77; BU def. Williams 148-88

Courtesy: UConn Athletics

STORRS, Conn. – After an impressive dual meet win on Friday night against Boston College, the UConn swimming and diving team was back in the pool less than 24 hours later and put forth a solid performance en route to a win against Williams College and Boston University on Saturday afternoon at the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium.

The Huskies outscored BU, 156-82, while beating Williams, 174.0-60.

UConn was impressive in the 200 IM with David May, Markus Hunter, Matt Dagenais and Joey Homan securing the top four spots in the event.

The Huskies went 1-2 in both the 100 Back and 100 Breast with Homan (52.13) and Tommy Schurer (52.56) claiming the top two spots in the backstroke and Hunter (56.40) and Colby Prouty (57.14) earning it in the Breaststroke.

Cooper Knapp (100 Fly) and Will Kearsey (50 Free) also captured first place finishes.

Diver Torrington Wagner swept the diving events with a pair of victories on Saturday. The sophomore scored a 259.85 to win the 1M and a 282.05 to capture first in the 3M.

UConn was exceptional on the boards with the Huskies taking the top three spots in both the 1M and 3M Dives. Corres grabbed a runner-up finish in the 1M while Kyle Kennedy secured the runner-up spot in the 3M.

UConn secured wins in both relays, as well, with Kearsey, May, Hunter and Kyle Dunlap takin first in the 200 Medley Relay (1:31.79) that set a new pool record. Kearsey, May, Dunlap and Emils Jurcik closed out the meet with a win in the 400 Free Relay in 3:03.56.

On the women’s side, the Huskies outscored Williams College, 161-77, while defeating BU 147-93.

Sophomore Ryan Dulaney and senior diving captain Monica Marcello led the way for the Huskies with a pair of wins on Saturday. The long distance swimming, Dulaney, delivered with wins in the 500 Free and the 1000 Free for the second consecutive day. The Naperville, Ill. native won the 1000 by .19 seconds with a time of 10:25.23.

Marcello set a pool record in the 1M dive with a score of 310.10 and followed it up with a first place finish in the 3M dive with a score of 307.05. UConn was exceptional on the boards with the Huskies taking the top five spots in the 1M and locking down the first four places in the 3M.

Georgia Apostolu (100 Back), Megan Wenman (200 IM) and Brazil Rule (50 Free) added to the UConn individual win total on Saturday with first place finishes.

UConn secured wins in both relays, as well, with Apostolu, Katelyn Walsh, Linnea Anderson and Rule taking first in the 200 Medley Relay (1:45.91) and Jackie Van Lew, Wenman, Rule and Maddy Blair taking first in the 400 Free Relay at 3:31.13.

UConn closes out the fall semester and resume with their Winter Training Camp on Jan. 2 before heading on the road to Hanover, N.H. to challenge Dartmouth on Jan. 12 at 4 p.m.

Courtesy: Boston University Athletics

STORRS, Conn. – The Boston University men’s swimming and diving team split its final meet of the semester, dominating Williams College, but falling to host UConn Saturday afternoon at Wolff-Zackin Natatorium.

Trevor Winans was the top performer for the Terriers, winning both the 200 and 50 free. Adam Orringer-Hau also picked up a first-place finish, taking the 100 free. Judson Balding and Stuart Vickery also recorded strong efforts on the day, as Balding finished second in the 50 free, while Stuart Vickery posted a second-place finish in the 100 fly.

Coming off its first win at the Terrier Invitational since 2010, the Boston University women’s swimming and diving split with Williams college and UConn Saturday afternoon at Wolff-Zackin Natatorium in a double-dual meet.

Sydney Lee continued her strong sophomore season, touching the wall first in both the 200 and 100 free. Julimar Avila also topped the podium as she earned the top finish in the 100 fly. Allison Winter and Carly Soares each tabbed second-place finishes, as Winter competed in the 100 back, whereas Soares claimed the runner-up spot in the 500 free.

BU will return to the pool Saturday, Jan. 12 at Colgate.

Courtesy: Williams College Athletics

STORRS, CT – Williams College Ephs traveled to the University of Connecticut today to face off against the University of Connecticut Huskies and Boston University Terriers. The pool competed in a tri meet, although the meets were scored separately. The final results against UCONN were 161-77 and against BU were 148-88.

Since there were no 200s of strokes in the meet, the Ephs tried their hand at a majority of sprinting events. In the 100 backstroke, freshmen Abby Matheny and Gabby Granata placed fourth and fifth overall, both going in season best times (1:00.46 and 1:00.75, respectively). In Molly Craig ’21 swam the 200 IM and placed second overall, going an in-season best time proving her versatility as a swimmer (2:07.07). The 100 breaststroke was won by Caroline White ’20 (1:05.23). She had a strong back half, allowing her to get her hands on the wall first.

Additionally, the Ephs swam distance events, with the 1000 freestyle controlled by Molly Craig ’21. She swam a strong race, ultimately getting outtouched by a UCONN swimmer. She placed ahead the of the remainder of the field, dropping 10 seconds from her 1000 swam previously in the season (10:25.52). In the 500 freestyle, Laura Westphal ’21 placed third, behind a UCONN and BU swimmer.

In diving, Gabriella Mercier ’21 placed seventh on both boards. She had a solid performance today and is gearing up for her upcoming meets.

On the Ephs’ performance today and the season ahead, Coach Kuster says, “I saw some very good things today and some things that we need to address in order to be where we want to as the season progresses. I thought our energy was good and in general we competed well.”

In their second meet weekend of the season, the Williams College men’s swimming team went head-to-head with two Division I teams, Boston University and the University of Connecticut. Despite losing both meets, the Ephs gained some valuable race experience, and were able to post some fast swims and season best times. UConn 174, Williams 60. BU 142, Williams 80.

The shorter meet schedule kicked off with the 200 Medley Relay, where the A Relay of Paul Leclerc ’22 (24.92), Jack Melnick ’19 (26.14), Brennan Lee ’21 (22.85), and Will Zhang ’22 (20.96) combined for a time of 1:34.87, third fastest in the NESCAC. The B relay also had a solid swim of 1:36.56, buoyed by quick splits from Nick Whitcomb ’22 (24.48) and Sam Gollob ’22 (26.90).

In the first individual event of the afternoon, Jackson Karofsky ’21 unleashed a monster come-from-behind victory in the 1000, taking the win in a tight battle with UConn in a NESCAC-leading time of 9:37. Later, Karofsky followed up this victory with a third place finish in the 500 free, finishing in a solid time of 4:42.35.

Jamie Lovette ’21 kept the ball rolling in the next event, posting a very quick time of 1:42 to get to the wall in the 200 freestyle, where he was closely followed by Lucca Delcompare ’20 in a time of 1:44.20.

The 50 freestyle featured the return of Zhang, who lowered his season-best time from the Union College meet to finish in a time of 21.6. His high-school teammate, Sean Tan ’22, did the same in the 200 IM right after, dropping his season best down to a 1:57, with a monster closing 50.

The 100 fly featured another season best, where sophomore David Pearcy dropped the hammer in a time of 51.40. First year Aaron Stanton unleashed a 100 freestyle only half a second off of his best time, destroying his in-season best and touching for third place in a time of 47.19. Two more Ephs, Lovette and Curtis Maher ’19 joined him under the 48-second mark.

The 100 back was another first year dual, featuring the leadoff legs from the medley relay. Ultimately, Whitcomb followed up his medley relay split with a third place finish of 53.09, featuring a tightly split back half. Leclerc had a great swim as well, touching only a hair behind in 53.26.

The final event of the night, the 400 freestyle relay saw the A team of Stanton (47.51), Maher (47.20), Christian Alberga ’21 (49.09) and Lovette (47.60) touch in second. Also of note was the split of Lucca Delcompare ’20 (47.80) on the ‘B’ relay.

When asked about the meet, Head Coach Steve Kuster commented: “There were some bright spots for sure, and some things that will need to get better. It was good for us to see this kind of competition; it forced us to raise our game. I hope we can continue to find new levels as the season progresses.”

Williams College swim and dive continues their season next weekend in a meet against Wesleyan University, Tufts University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The meet starts at 1PM EST on December 8 at Wesleyan University.

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