BOSTON – Earning the top time in all but four of the 16 events held during Wednesday’s dual meet at Barletta Natatorium, the Northeastern women’s swimming and diving team swam to a routine, 175-120 victory against Boston University, peaking its point total with two events to spare.
Megan Clark and Klara Juliusson combined to achieve four of the Huskies’ 12 first-place finishes. Clark swept the 50 and 100 freestyle events with respective times of 23.77 and 52:04, while Juliusson was first to the wall during the 100 and 200 breaststroke, logging respective times of 1:03.99 and 2:23.14.
Northeastern (2-1) began the meet by opening with a one-two finish in the 200 medley relay. The Huskies’ A-squad (Sidney Smith, Juliusson, Sara Touchette-McGowan, and Megan Clark) delivered the first-place time of 1:44.93, gaining the most time on Touchette-McGowan’s 29.03-second butterfly split, which came in two seconds under the rest of the field. Northeastern’s B-squad (Christine Leong, Matilda Weiler, Cloe Bedard-Khalid, and Lena Spear) edged out the Terriers’ A-squad for second place (1:48.95), solidifying its position courtesy of Spear’s 23.78-second anchor leg.
Following Emma Metzger‘s second-place effort in the 1,000 freestyle (10:37.37), Northeastern proceeded to outscore Boston University (1-4) during each of the next seven events. Carly Schnabel won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:52.51, before Sidney Smith and Christine Leong celebrated the Huskies’ second one-two finish of the evening during the 100 backstroke. Smith tapped the wall at an even, 57.00 seconds, while Leong (58.10) held off the Terriers’ Marie Alameida (58.87) for second place.
Leading BU, 48-26, after four events, Northeastern tacked on another 16 points to its lead during the 100 backstroke as Juliusson (1:03.99), Tori Austin (1:08.43), and Alicia Iizuka (1:08.67) swept the podium placements for the Huskies. Paris James sported another first-place finish for NU in the 200 butterfly (2:06.52), while Megan Clark upped Northeastern’s win streak to three in a row upon posting the only sub-24 second time in the 50 freestyle (23.77).
Jacquelyn Gover and Alyssa Seales traded top-two finishes during the meet’s diving events. Gover scored 272.86 to win the 3-meter dive, while Seales later earned a 273.15 to win the 1-meter dive. Sabrina Chan placed third during both diving events, helping the Huskies outscore the Terriers, 32-6, on the boards.
Boston University outperformed Northeastern during the distance events, outgaining the Huskies, 21-17, across the 500 and 1,000 freestyle events. Grace Anderson won both events for the Terriers with respective times of 5:00.54 and 10:23.63.
Touchette-McGowan swam to a first-place time of 55.96 during the 100 butterfly – the final point-scoring event Northeastern competed in before electing to swim exhibitions during the final two events of the night. Weiler notched the fastest time in the 200 IM (2:09.67), while the Huskies’ A-relay also posted the best time during the 200 freestyle relay (1:36.42).
Northeastern will head to Piscataway, New Jersey, on Friday, Nov. 17, to begin its three-day stay at the Frank Elm Invitational, as hosted by Rutgers.
Press release courtesy of Northeastern Athletics.