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Boston College Olympic Sports Weekly Recap

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It was a much slower week than normal for Olympic sports at Boston College, with many teams having already wrapped up their schedules for the semester. Still, there were a few teams competing over the weekend. Let’s take a look at how they performed.


The men’s and women’s swim and dive teams from Boston College both competed in the Terrier Invitational hosted by Boston University over the weekend. Both teams put in strong performances in a number of events, with the women finishing third in a field of eight teams while the men took second in their field of six.

Victoria Lin continued her strong season with an individual win in the 100 meter and 200 meter fly for the women’s side. The Eagles also won in the 200 Medley Relay, just narrowly coming in ahead of the team from Army. Army’s team were the winners on the day, however, taking first in a number of events and earning a first place finish.

On the men’s side, Taylor Cortens took home a win in the 200 Individual Medley, edging out teammate Kevin McCoy. Cortens also won in the 400 meter IM and the 200 meter breast stroke while Charles Kleinsmith won in the 100 meter breast stroke. The Eagles also won in the 200 meter Medley Relay, but Army once again managed to come out on top overall.

The Eagles are now off until after the Thanksgiving break, when they will host Williams College on December 2.


The men’s and women’s fencing teams were also in action on Saturday, when they traveled to Providence to take part in the Northeast Fencing Conference Duals. Facing teams from schools all across the Northeast, the Eagles combined for 11 victories on the day, including a perfect 5-0 record from the men.

The men’s team’s perfect run saw them take victories over New Hampshire, UMass, Brown University, BU, and Sacred Heart. The women, meanwhile, went 6-1 on the day with wins over UNH, Wellesley, UMass, Brown, Smith College, and BU with their only hiccup coming against Sacred Heart.

The fencing team is also off for Thanksgiving. They return to action when they take part in the Brandeis Invitational on December 3.