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Boston College Olympic Sports Weekly Recap

The 52nd Head of the Charles Regatta - Day 2 Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

It was another busy week around the country for the Olympic sports at BC, with championships being won and a number of seasons starting to wind down.


As we briefly recapped on Sunday, the Boston College sailing team took home a first place trophy at the ISCA Match Race Nationals. The team from BC was made up of senior Scott Sinks and juniors Wade Waddell, Tara Ferraris, and Peter Lynn. All four members of the team took home NEISA Coed Sailors of the Week honors after edging out the host team from the College of Charleston to win their trophy.

The Eagles also raced in the Atlantic Coast Championships in Kings Point, NY. BC’s team had a strong performance of their own, finishing second to Yale in the event hosted by Connecticut College.


It was a busy weekend for the rowers from Boston College, with several boats taking place in the Foot of the Charles race to close out their fall season. It was the freshman eight boat that had the best showing for the Eagles, winning their event over a number of rival boats from other local schools. BC’s eight person team edged out the boat from BU to take first place in their last race until March.

The varsity eight team also competed in the Foot of the Charles, finishing in 13th in a field of 15. The entire Eagles team helped to raise awareness of ovarian cancer during the regatta. They wore bracelets in support of a former Clemson rower who passed away in February 2016 after her own battle with cancer.


The men’s tennis team wrapped up their season over the weekend in the Brown Invitational hosted by Brown University. Gereon Heitmann was the standout performer for Boston College, winning two singles victory to go along with a doubles victory. A number of other Eagles won single victories over the weekend in both the singles and doubles matches, but only Heitmann won in three of his matches.

This was the last tournament of the fall season for Boston College. They will return to the courts in January when they host Fordham University.


Both the men and women’s cross country teams finished their own seasons over the weekend, competing in the NCAA Division I Northeast Region Cross Country Championships.

The men’s team finished in 29th place in a field of 37 teams in their 10K race, with sophomore Ian Ritchie leading the way. Ritchie finished first for the Eagles, taking 117th place with a time that was more than 10 seconds faster than the next closest runner from BC. The team from Syracuse took first place overall in their race.

The women’s team from Boston College fared a bit better than the men, taking 14th place in their field of 36. Paige Duca set the pace for BC, running her 6K in 22:43.2 to finish in 42nd place overall. She finished 17 spots higher and 16 seconds faster than the next closest Eagle. Providence finished first place for the regionals.