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Boston College Olympic Sports Weekly Update

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There were a number of strong performances over the last week for BC Olympic Sports teams, from both individual athletes and the teams themselves.

FENCING

The Boston College fencing team started their season in a big way over the weekend when they competed in their first tournament of the season. Taking part in ‘The Big One’, a 14 team tournament made up of Northeast Colleges, the Eagles took home a record 13 medals, including several won by freshman. The tournament was hosted by Smith College, and BC performed well across the board. On the senior level, Connor Rounds and Zachary Hammar took silvers for the Eagles while Crystal Chen, Gabrielle Chau, and Kayla Moy won bronze. The team will next compete at the Northeast Fencing Conference Duals on November 18 in Providence, Rhode Island.

SAILING

As we mentioned yesterday, it was a big weekend for Sophia Reineke, who won a tight race in the Laser Performance Women’s Singlehanded National Regatta to claim her first major collegiate victory. But it was a busy weekend for the rest of the Boston College sailing team as well, as they took part in two more regattas in addition to the one Reineke won.

On the men’s side of the Singlehanded National Championship, Scott Rasmussen took home a fifth place finish, just missing out on cracking the top four. Rasmussen finished just three points back of second place, highlighting just how close a race it was.

At the Mike Horn Trophy hosted by Harvard, Boston College put together a 4-1 record over the weekend to claim first place overall. The Eagles narrowly edged out the team from Boston University to take home to victory.

Finally, at the Hap Moore Team Race, BC won six of their seven races, but fell to the host team Connecticut College. Connecticut College went on to win the regatta while BC had to be satisfied with a 6-1 record and a second place finish.

The Eagles will next compete in the ISSA Atlantic Coast Championships over the upcoming weekend.

SWIMMING

The Eagles were in the pool twice this weekend, where they competed against Keene State on Friday and Dartmouth on Saturday.

The men’s and women’s teams both won easy victories on Friday, with the men defeating Keene State’s team 206-73 and the women winning by a score of 210-81. Dalla Riva posted her season-best time in the 400 meter individual medley while Dominique Gray won two different races for the women. In all, the women placed first in six different events while the men won in four.

On Saturday, the men’s team fell to Dartmouth by a scored of 192-108, but were not without strong performances. Colin O’Leary won the 200 meter backstroke with a seaon-best time while Daniel Creighton managed to do the same in the 100 meter backstroke. Michael Hinton and Colin Derdeyn also posted season best times in second and third place finishes respectively.

The Eagles are off until November 17, when they will take place in the three day Terrier Invitational at BU.

ROWING

The Boston College Rowing team was in action as well, taking place at the Green Monster Regatta on Sunday afternoon. The race marked the first college competition for most of the freshman class from BC, and they performed solidly enough. Two BC boats finished in the top 10 for the day, with BC’s “A” boat finishing in third while the “B” boat finished in sixth.

Next up for the Eagles is the Foot of the Charles, an all day event that will take place on November 11.