BOSTON, Massachusetts, October 24. THE Boston University swimming and diving program swept Maine on Saturday afternoon, as the women defeated the Black Bears by a 169-117 margin and the men claimed a 167-92 victory.
The women's squad started off a strong note as the Terriers went 1-2 in the 200-yard medley to open the meet. The first-place relay was led off by Maria McIntyre, Kristen Connors, Emily Munday and Lauren Drake with a time of 1:45.37, while the runner-up relay consisted of Kara Zebrowski, Liz Floyd, Kirsten Tullis and Alex Hunter, which clocked in at 1:50.36.
Clara Van Allen kept the momentum in BU's favor as she won the 1,000 free in 10:40.03, over 20 seconds faster than the next closest finisher. Later on in the meet, she would also win the 200 breaststroke in 2:27.04. Newcomer Liz Floyd took home top honors in the 200 free with a time of 1:57.98, and Katie Radin (1:00.31) and Francesca Ferrante (1:00.72) followed up with a 1-2 finish in the 100 back.
Kirsten Tullis was the next Terrier to claim victory as her 1:07.04 time in the 100 breaststroke was over two seconds faster than the next finisher in the race. Munday swam to a first-place finish in the 200 fly, touching the wall in 2:10.52. Drake, Zebrowski and Brigette O'Shaughnessy kept the ball rolling, as they swept the podium with a 1-2-3 finish in the 50 free. Then, the trio of Munday, O'Shaughnessy and Zebrowski swept first, second and third in the 100 free and Sarah Doersam and McIntyre were the first two finishers in the 200 backstroke, touching the wall in 2:09.84 and 2:12.68.
The Terriers' divers had a strong showing as Melinda Matyas, Sarah Colton and Bailey O'Brien swept both the 1M and 3M boards. Drake, Hunter and Morgan Sawin closed out BU's scoring with a sweep in the 500 free.
On the men's side, Justin Gilmartin, Tyson Slesnick, Daniel Kempf and Arik Seiler claimed first in the 200-medley relay in 1:36.34, while Matt Rickett, Peter Lo, Bryon Kallert and Kyle Berg followed closely behind with a time of 1:39.22.
The duo of Kyle Ernst and Riley Kammer went 1-2 in the 1000 free with times of 9:54.31 and 10:11.15, respectively. Mark Nakanishi led a sweep of the 200 free in 1:47.86, followed by Wyatt Collins (1:48.87) and Jesse Martucci (1:49.16). Jackson Hill (56.83), Kyle Berg (57.19) and Matt Rickett (57.21) then repeated the feat in the 100 back.
Bryon Kallert, Tyson Selesnick and Ben Kaiser swept the podium in the 200 fly with times of 1:56.92, 1:58.58 and 2:00.40, respectively. Individually, Selesnick later led a BU trio in the 200 breast with a time of 2:11.19, followed by Lo (2:12.61) and Seiler (2:14.32).
Arik Seiler, Kempf and Gilmartin swept the top three spots in the 50 free, while Kallert and Kammer went 1-2 in the 100 free with times of 46.98 and 49.08, respectively.
Tanner Knorr won the 3M with a score of 313.28 and 1M with a score of 283.35, while Wyatt Collins claimed first in the 500 free with a time of 4:53.49.
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