WEST POINT – The Army men’s and women’s swim and dive teams swept Boston College Friday evening at Crandall Pool. Meghan Cole was a triple winner and Aurelie Migault doubled as the women held on to edge Boston College 151.15-148.5.
The Men’s Meet
The Army Black Knights started out strong winning the first five events as the Eagles took their first win in the sixth event. Black Knights Brice Barrieault (9:16.98) and Ian Tansill (9:17.23) took first and second place in the 1000 free. Sophomore Owen Harlow had a successful night, dominating the 50 free with a time of 19.89, coming close to beating his own record, as well as the pool record, that he himself had set last season. In two of his events, senior Tanner Falls finished in the top three; Falls finished first in the 200 free and third in the 100 free.
Army took the top three spots in the 100 breast with Evan Yoo finishing first (55.15), Bruce Bannister Jr. finishing second (57.26), and Ryan Durkan just behind finishing third (57.28). Army had multiple winners. Yoo and Harlow each took two top finishes with the team holding the first three spots in the 100 free and 50 free.
The Black Knights diving team also picked up victories with Isaac Newman sweeping the 1-meter and 3-meter dives, finishing with a score of 314.55 in and 344.63 respectively.
The Women’s Meet
Army and Boston College each won eight events. The Black Knights captured five of the first eight, taking the 200 freestyle, 100 breast, 200 fly, 50 free and 100 free.
Molly Webber led a one-two finish in the 200-yard freestyle, touching the wall first in 1:50.09 followed by Clara Williams in 1:50.77, for Army’s first win in the meet. After the Eagles claimed the 100 back, the Black Knights went on to win the next four events.
Migault recorded a win in the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.57 and was followed across by Catriona Gilmore (1:03.70). Later Migault claimed her second win taking the longer breaststroke in 2:16.9
Melinda Zhang won the 200 butterfly (2:02.11) and late in the meet was runner-up in the 200 IM (2:05.16).
Cole posted the first of her three wins starting with the 50 free in 23.46 and the longer 100 (51.88), leading a one-two Black Knight showing in the latter, closing out Army’s run of four straight. Late in the meet she capped off her day’s performance capturing the 100 butterfly (55.85) with Williams earning runner-up honors (56.14) for the second time in the meet.
On the boards, Minh Donnell took the one meter, earning 280.50 points and was second on the high board (272.70).
Army improved to 2-2 and like the men are undefeated at home.
The men’s swim and team go on the road to face Columbia University on Friday, November 4 at 3 p.m. The women’s dive team will attend the West Virginia Invite on November 17-18 at 10 a.m. and the swim team will be at the NC State Invite on November 17-18 at 9:30 a.m.