It was a busy weekend for the Olympic sports teams from Boston College, with a new season getting underway and several others starting to hit their stride.
BC put three boats in the water to kick off their rowing season at the widely attended Head of the Charles Regatta on Saturday and Sunday. More than 10,000 competitors took part in this event on the Charles River with close to half a million spectators taking in the event over the weekend.
The Eagles took part in two of the most competitive events on Sunday, the Championship Four and the Championship Eight. The championship four crew had the best performance of the day for BC, finishing ninth overall out of 16 teams. The championship eight team finished in 32nd.
Two club crews competed on Saturday as well, with the club four team finishing in 19th out of 53 while the club eight crew finished 17th out of 40.
The freshman team will race at the Green Monster at Dartmouth on November 5th while the entire squad will close out a short fall schedule with the Foot of the Charles on the 11th.
The sailing team had another busy weekend of their own, competing in four different regattas hosted by four different schools. Their best performance came in the Central Series II Regatta that they hosted and in the Mrs. Hurst Bowl hosted by Dartmouth. The Eagles finished in fourth place in both regattas.
BC also took home seventh place at the Oberg Trophy hosted by Northeastern and in finished 13th overall in the Hoyt Trophy hosted by Brown. Boston College will take place in three more regattas across the Boston area next weekend in their second to last weekend of the season.
It was a mixed bag for the swim teams this weekend, as both the men and women competed against Loyola (MD) on Friday in Baltimore. The men’s team took home a solid victory against the Greyhounds while the women came up just a little bit short in their matchup.
Saturday saw both teams competing against George Washington in Washington DC. This time, neither of the Eagles’s teams had much success, with George Washington taking the win against both.
Both teams are back at it on Wednesday, when the host Bridgewater State.
The Eagles took to the court over the weekend to take place in the Brown Quad in Providence. Boston College had a number of strong performers over the weekend, headlined by freshman Reagan Posorske who went a perfect 3-0 in her singles matches. Sophomore Elene Tsokilauri also went undefeated, finishing 2-0 in her matches against opponents from Dartmouth and Brown.
Posorske and Tsokilauri also won as a doubles team in their one match over the weekend, defeating a team from Brown. Another freshman, Maria Ross, picked up two wins of her own.
The Eagles also traveled to Philadelphia to take part in the ITA Regionals. Asiya Dair was the only BC player to win in the singles draw, posting a 2-1 record with wins over opponents from Hofstra and Stony Brook. In doubles actions, two teams from BC managed to win their first two matches before suffering a defeat. The pair of Dair and Natasha Irani took down teams from Syracuse and Penn while Kylie Wilcox and Jackie Urbanti beat teams from BU and Rutgers.
The Eagles are back in Providence on Friday for the two day Brown Classic.
The women’s cross country team ran at Central Connecticut State University’s annual CCSU Mini Meet on Friday. BC finished in seventh place out of the field of 21 teams while Chloe Hautiere paced the Eagles. Hautiere placed 15th overall in the field of 138 runners, 20 spots better than her next closest teammate. New Hampshire took both team and individual honors, winning the event and seeing Shannon Murdock cross the finish line first, just about 30 seconds ahead of Hautiere.
BC will compete in the ACC Championship on October 27 in Louisville, Kentucky.