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Boston College Olympic Sports Weekly Update

This week’s action from around The Heights

Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images

SWIMMING

The Boston College swim teams both sent members to compete in the ACC/BIG Challenge meet over the past weekend, with the ACC coming up short in the tournament hosted by Purdue.

Despite the losses, the six swimmers sent by BC all enjoyed

For the women, Victoria Lin, Taylor Covington, and Ali Kea represented BC for their conference. Covington set a BC record in the women’s 100-yard breaststroke, besting the old record by more than a second. Despite her efforts, the ACC lost the weekend competition 251-102.

On the men’s side, Colin O’Leary, Charles Kleinsmith, and Taylor Cortens were Eagles competing this weekend. They joined with swimmers from other schools in a variety of relay events, but the ACC came up five points short, losing 179-174 in the end.

The Eagles will return to Boston to take place in the Terrier Invitational hosted by BU this upcoming weekend.

TENNIS

Both tennis teams closed out their fall schedule this past weekend, with the women’s team competing in the Tiger Classic while the men were in Rhode Island for the Brown Invitational.

The men’s side faced teams from Brown, Bryant, and Marist over the weekend. Derek Austin and Chris Grasel were among the Eagles who won multiple victories, as the short fall schedule came to an end for BC. The team is now done for the remainder of the calendar year, and will pick things back up with ACC play in early November.

The women’s side also closed the books on their 2018 schedule, taking part in the Tiger Fall Classic hosted by LSU. Natasha Irani won two singles victories over the three days, knocking off opponents from Northwestern and LSU after being knocked off by Central Florida on Day one. Marion Conklin and Yufei Long were the other singles winners for BC, who will resume play when they take on Dartmouth in mid January.