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Boston College Olympic Sports Weekly Update

An impressive first for a BC skier as winter sports being drawing to a close

Olympics: Cross Country Skiing-Womens 30km Classic Style Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

With many of the winter sports on campus either over or winding down, let’s take a look at some of the teams that are still competing in this week’s recap.

SKIING

Carter Robertson had a historic weekend for Boston College, becoming the first skier in modern history to qualify and compete in the NCAA Championships as an Eagle. Robertson competed in a field of 34 skiers from across the country and put together a solid weekend in the last races of his senior season.

Robertson finished in 29th in the Men’s Giant Slalom event and 26th in the Slalom, finishing six and ten seconds back of first place respectively. Congrats to Carter on representing Boston College so well as the first Eagle to take place in this competition.

FENCING

Another big story for a senior Eagle came out of this weekend when Ella Morgan earned an at-large bid for the NCAAs in fencing. Competing with her team at the NCAA Northeast Regional, Morgan put together a solid enough performance on top of a great regular season to help her qualify. Morgan will compete in epee at the NCAAs hosted by Penn State on March 22-25. Congrats to Ella on her accomplishment!

The rest of the Eagles wrapped up their seasons at the Northeast Regional as well. Laura Donovan, Gabrielle Chau, and Crystal Chen all finished in the top 20 in sabre for the women while Justin Herman and Cameron Mayer finished in top top 15 on the men’s foil side.

TENNIS

It was a bit of a slow week for both the men’s and women’s sides, with the men having just one midweek match last Thursday while the women have been off completely since March 4. Things didn’t go well for the Eagles when they faced off with UNLV in Las Vegas, as the Running Rebels knocked off BC 6-1. Geron Heitmann was the best Eagle on the day, winning a close singles match and combining with Max Palmer to win a doubles match as well. The two wins were the only victories for BC on the day.

Both teams will get back at it with some ACC action this weekend, with a pair of Friday/Sunday matches coming up. The women will host both Duke and Clemson while the men travel to Virginia and Louisville.