Women’s swimming collects two wins, men’s team loses one

Megan Keeney, Contributing Writer

The Bison women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams started their season off at home on Oct. 13. The women’s team got off to a strong start, winning their tri-meet against both the Boston University Terriers and the Richmond Spiders. The men’s team was defeated by Boston University 182-114.

Led by 18 top-three finishes, the women’s team squeezed out a 151-148 Patriot League victory over Boston University while recording a 176-123 win against Richmond, beating the Spiders for the first time in program history.

Maddie Hartigan ’22 and Maggie Wyngowski ’21 led the Bison in points, combining for six top-three finishes, earning them two individual titles each. Hartigan won the 200 freestyle, clocking in with a time of 1:52.33, the 10th lowest time in University history. Hartigan also placed first in the 500 freestyle. Wyngowski tallied first place finishes in the 100 breaststroke and 200 yard individual medley.

The Bison also placed first in the 200 backstroke (Julie Byrne ’19), the 100 backstroke (Emma Hadley ’20), and the 50 freestyle (Abigail Rosenberg ’19).

On the men’s side, Chadd Cummings ’19 and Liam Pitt ’22 each won two individual events.

Cummings, who is the current program record-holder in the 100 breaststroke, won the event against the Terriers with a time of 56.65. He also secured the 200 breaststroke title, touching the wall at 2:06.89.

Meanwhile, Pitt earned his first career wins in the 50 freestyle and 100 meter butterfly, and finished in second place in the 100 freestyle. Cummings and Pitt went on to join Jack Rose ’22 and Charlie McFarland ’19 for the 200 medley relay, earning first place for the Bison.

Matt McGoey ’20 also collected a first place win, displaying an impressive time of 1:55.61 in the 200 individual medley.

“While it is never fun to lose to a rival at home, we learned a lot about ourselves as a team and were able to take away a lot of positives,” Vince Filippini ’19 said. “Hopefully we will continue to build off of the positives signs we showed to move forward and get better as the season progresses.”

Both the men’s and women’s teams will compete next against Johns Hopkins at home on Oct. 20 at 2:00 pm.

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