Jan. 13, 2009
The Boston University men's swimming and diving team won 9-of-13 events and swept the top three spots in four events on Tuesday evening as it cruised to a 133-99 victory over Holy Cross at Competition Pool. With the victory, the Terriers remain undefeated in dual-meet action.
Eight different Terriers won individual events in the meet and the 200-yard medley relay team was victorious in the opening event of the evening.
The men opened the meet with a convincing 1-2 finish in the 200-yard medley relay, as Jackson Hill, Tyson Slesnick, Bryon Kallert and Kyle Berg claimed victory in one minute, 39.31 seconds. The Terriers also fielded a second-place team in the race that finished in 1:43.77, nearly five seconds faster than the closest competitor.
Arik Seiler and Mark Nakanishi kept the momentum in BU's favor with first- and second-place finishes in the 1,000 free as Seiler touched first in 9:57.94, followed closely by Nakanishi in 9:59.94. Kyle Ernst was victorious in the 200 free with a time of 1:45.28 and Brett McKenzie claimed second in the event with a time of 1:52.40.
In the sprints, Daniel Kempf, Matt Rickett and Justin Gilmartin swept the 50 free, led by Kempf's 21.86 time. Rickett clocked in at 21.96 and Gilmartin touched in 22.47. BU continued its dominance of the sprints in the 100 free, as Kallert picked up his first individual of the afternoon, leading the sweep in a time of 49.20. Ben Smith and Pat McCarthy followed closely behind with times of 49.24 and 51.59, respectively.
Berg, Ben Kaiser
and John Passaro
went 1-2-3 in the 200 IM with Berg leading the way with a 2:01.75 time, while Gilmartin and McKenzie kept the Terriers' winning streak alive with a 1-2 finish in the 100 fly. In the 100 back, Hill, Berg and Rickett swept as the Terriers extended their lead over the Crusaders.
In the diving events, Tanner Knorr picked up a first-place finish on the three-meter board with a score of 311.18.
BU will return to the pool when the men and women host Dartmouth on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 1:30 p.m.