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Boston College Olympic Sports Weekly Update

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Olympics: Alpine Skiing-Womens Alpine Combined Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Plenty of action around Boston College this week, starting with a great performance on the slopes.

SKIING

Boston College senior Carter Robertson has qualified for the NCAA Championships after a strong season for the Eagles. In his final competition of the season, Roberston finished 22nd in the Giant Slalom and 49th in the Slalom at the Middlebury College Winter Carnival, his final event before heading to the NCAA Championships in Colorado. Robertson qualified 12th out of 16 skiers from the region and will compete against the 34 best skiers in the country. The Giant Slalom Event will take place on March 7 and the Slalom will be on March 9. Congratulations to Carter and best of luck in Colorado!

The rest of the Boston College ski team saw their season come to an end at the same Middlebury College Winter Carnival over the weekend. The women finished 13th in the Giant Slalom and 12th in the Slalom while the men took 10th and 12th place in the same two events.

TENNIS

The men’s and women’s tennis teams were both in action over the last week, with the two sides racking up very different results.

The men’s side lost 4-2 to Brown in their only match of the week in Providence last Tuesday. The Eagles did well in their doubles matches, but only Gereon Heitmann was able to win in singles play. Heitmann was part of a doubles victory as well, making him the only Eagle to record multiple wins on the day. BC will take part in the Pacific Coast Doubles in California starting on March 2.

The women’s team enjoyed a more successful week than the men, winning their two matches in convincing manner. The Eagles knocked off Harvard 6-1 on Friday before defeating Brown 5-2 on Saturday. Kylie Wilcox, Natasha Irani, and Jackie Urbinati all won a singles and a doubles match against Harvard while Irani, Urbinati, and Asiya Dair did the same against Brown. That makes three straight wins for the Eagles, who return to action on March 2, when they will truly dive into ACC play against North Carolina.

SWIMMING

There were personal records abound for the men’s swimming team as they took their turn at the ACC Championship in North Carolina. Colin O’Leary, Taylor Cortens, and Charlie Keinsmith were among the Eagles who set new school records for Boston College during the weekend long event. Despite the individual accolades, BC finished near the bottom of the pack on the final scoreboard, finishing ahead of only Miami. NC State won the ACC Championship for the fourth straight season.