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Boston College Olympic Sports Weekly Update

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It was another busy week for the Olympic Sports teams at Boston College, with some seasons winding down and others just hitting their stride.


Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams took part in the ACC Championships in Louisville, Kentucky over the weekend with less than stellar results. The women’s team finished in 13th place in the field of 15, beating only the teams from Clemson and Miami in their 6K race. Miranda Thompson crossed the line first for the Eagles, taking 58th place in the field of 129 runners with a time of 21:44.9.

The men’s team didn’t fare any better over the weekend, but did see a member take home some individual honors. BC finished in 14th in their field of 15, beating only hose Louisville. Sean Burke managed to run the 8K in a time of 23:59.6, however, good for 17th overall in the field of 126. Burke’s top 21 finish meant he earned All-ACC Honors, ensuring that the Eagles did not go home empty handed.

Both teams will continue their seasons this weekend when they take part in the NCAA Northeast Regional in Buffalo.


With the men’s fall season already over, the Boston College Women’s golf team wrapped up their own first half at the Pat Bradley Invitational hosted by Florida International. The Eagles took eighth place in the 15 team field and were lead by junior Ailin Li. Li posted a +8 for the tournament to finish in 20th place overall on a course that proved difficult over the weekend. BC shot a combined +39 on the tournament, 30 strokes behind the winning team from Southern Mississippi. This tournament marked the end of the fall schedule for Boston College, who will see both the men’s and women’s team back on the course in February.


The sailing team had another busy weekend, taking part in four different regattas. Brown, Dartmouth, Northeaster, and Boston College hosted the Sherman Hoyt Trophy, the Mrs. Hurst Bowl, the Oberg Trophy, and the Central respectively and the Eagles performed well for the most part.

BC had just one boat in the water for all four of their events. In the Sherman Hoyt Trophy, the Eagles finished in 13th in the field of 18, by far their worst performance of the weekend. In the Oberg Trophy, Boston College finished in 7th in another field of 18, while their boats in the Mrs. Hurst Bowl and the Central both finished in 4th in fields of 16 teams.

There won’t be any time to rest for Boston College, as they return to action this coming weekend with three more regattas in the Boston and Cambridge area.


The men’s and women’s swim and dive team’s both had strong performances in their midweek matchup against Bridgwater State. Both teams won easy victories, with the women winning the meet 169-65 and the men winning 148-86. The Eagles came very close to sweeping the entire meet, winning victories in almost every race and event and often finishing with more than one member in the top three spots. The Wednesday meet was the only one for BC last week, but they will be back in the pool twice this weekend to face teams from Keene State (Friday) and Dartmouth (Saturday) on the road.