Women's Swimming

Swimming & Diving Sweeps Dual Meet At Boston College

Elizabeth Walsh

Elizabeth Walsh

Jan. 20, 2008

Complete Results

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The UMass men's and women's swimming and diving teams swept Boston College on Saturday in Chestnut Hill thanks to 11 first-place finishes for each team. Christa Narus led the women's team with three individual first-place finishes and helped the 200 medley relay team to gold. On the men's side, Juan Moliere, R.J. Rappe, and Brian Schmidt, finished with two first-place finishes each. The teams will return to action next Sunday, Jan. 27 at Colgate (11 AM).

The Minutewomen improve to 4-2 in dual meets this season after a 158.4-141.5 victory over the Eagles. The men's team cruised to a 179-119 win improving to 3-2 in dual meets.

For the women's team, Narus won the 100 fly (58.62), the 200 fly (2:06.20), and the 500 free (5:16.54). She also swam the third leg of the top 200 medley relay team (1:52.66).

Alongside Narus, Elizabeth Walsh and Jessica Starosielec added a pair of event wins each. Walsh won the 100 back (1:01.21) and the 200 back (2:10.75). Her time in the 200 back was a season best time. Starosielec won the 100 breast (1:10.20) and the 200 breast (2:28.14).

The women's team picked up first place finishes in both relay events and had 1-2-3 performances in both diving and the 200 breaststroke events.

Karen Upperco continued her dominance on the one-meter board winning with 272.58 points and added a second-place finish on the three-meter board. Anne Fogerty won the three-meter board with 262.28 points and took second on the one-meter board, while Sarah Horstmann finished third in each diving event.



In men's action, Moliere won the 50 free (21.82), the 100 free (48.63) and swam the anchor leg of the 200 medley relay (1:38.83). Also on the relay was Schmidt who added wins in the 100 breast (1:02.28) and the 200 breast (2:14.93).

Rappe once again swept the one-meter and three-meter diving events as UMass was able to go 1-2-3 on the boards. Byron Johnson finished second on both.

The Minutemen also swept the 200 fly and 100 fly events.

Andrew Willbrant (100 back), Michael Berthaume (200 fly), Max Butler (200 back), and Derek Castellana (100 fly) each placed first in individual events as well to lead UMass.


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