Swimming & Diving Competes in Beantown

Paul Kasabian

Both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed in road meets last Friday and Saturday, November 7 and 8, facing Boston College on Friday and Boston University on Saturday. The men lost 151-149 to Boston College and 190-105 to Boston University. The women defeated B.C. 176-111 for their first victory of the season, but lost the following day 184-114 to B.U.

First-year Dan Sweeney continues to impress for the men’s team. He won three races against Boston College, taking the 50 free, 100 free and the 400 free relay along with first-year Nick Pawlush, sophomore Costas Hadjipateras, and junior Tucker Gniewek. Junior Devon Healy took the 1000 free and 200 breaststroke, Hadjipateras took the 200 free and Perley snatched the 100 breaststroke against the Eagles.

Sweeney continued to shine against BU, winning the 50 free and setting a first-year record. He also won the 400 free relay with Gniewek, Robert Rutkowski and Hadjipateras, who also won the 200 fly. Casey Powers was the other Colgate winner, taking the 500 free.

The women’s team won 12 events against Boston College, and junior Erin McGraw won four of them. Taking the 200 medley, 50 free, 100 free and 400 free relay, McGraw dominated the meet. Likewise, first-year Lia Kunnapas also took home a lot of gold by winning three events: the 400 free, 200 butterfly and 200 medley. First-year Kilm Pilka, the Patriot League Female Diver of the Week, won the one and three-meter events.

The following day, Kunnapas continued her success by taking two races, the 100 and 200 back. McGraw, junior Caren Guyett and sophomore Erica Derlath dominated the frees, taking the 200, 500 and 1000 yard races.

Both teams will now face Dartmouth on Sunday, November 22.

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