Boston College Overtakes Maine

CHESTNUT HILL, Massachusetts, January 28. COMING off a dual meet loss to cross-town rival Boston University, swimming and diving returned home yesterday, where they earned a dual meet win over the University of Maine at the Flynn Recreation Complex. The men handily defeated the Black Bears 189-135, while the women edged out a 178-158 decision.

The men quickly got on the winning track as the 200 yard medley relay team would win the first event of the day with a time of 01:40.16. Junior Joseph Maloy would keep things going as he would place first in the 1650 yard freestyle with classmate Billy Schwitter finishing right behind him.

Senior captain Chris Wilson-Byrne would continue his strong season as he would sweep the diving events with scores of 278.63 and 259.73 in the 3-meter and 1-meter. Joseph Maloy would pick up his second win of the day in the 200 yard fly with a time of 02:06:10 giving the Eagles 10 wins in the first 13 events.

Also picking up wins for BC would be sophomore Tommy Chandler as he would win the 100 back and 100 free, as well as seniors Dan Kollar and Thomas Martz.

On the women's side, the Eagles would also begin on the right track as they too would win the first event – the 200 yard medley relay. Senior captain Kim Garcia would follow with a win of her own, placing first in the 1650 yard free with a time of 10:43.80. Garcia would later collect her second win of the day in the 500 yard free.

Junior Brady Dwyer would earn her first win off the diving boards as she placed first in the 1-meter event with a score of 228.98, while teammate Maeve Brennan would take the 3-meter.

Also picking up wins for the women were sophomores Amy Bromman, Caroline Hayes, and Caroline Byron as well as freshman Anna Smith.

Swimming and Diving next competes on Saturday, February 3 against Rhode Island at 1:00 p.m.