BOSTON, MA – The Williams college Ephs headed to Boston College yesterday to gain some valuable competition against a Divison I team. Despite some excellent swims for the Ephs, they fell short and Boston College took home the win.
The middle and distance proved to be strongest for the Ephs across the board. In the 200 freestyle, freshman Jamie Lovette finished first in a blazing 1:43.0, his fastest of the season. Behind him, freshman David Pearcy and senior Michael Cassidy also put up fast swims, with respective times of 1:46.76 and 1:48.72. Lovette also edged out Boston College in a nail biter, winning the 500 freestyle in a very quick 4:43.95. Following shortly behind Lovette was sophomore Andrew Trunsky, who took third in the event with a time of 4:47.86.
Trunsky claimed a victory of his own in the meet, leading a 1-2 Williams finish in the 1000 freestyle. Trunsky's final time in the even was a blistering 9:43.0, and freshman Jackson Karofsky took second in the event with a 9:46.0.
Sophomore Lucca Delcompare also put up some great swims in the butterfly events. He took second in the 200 butterfly with a season best time of 1:55.41 and was the top Williams College finisher in the 100 butterfly with another season best time of 52.89.
Boston College continued their fast swimming from their taper meet a week ago and attempted to break some pool records at home. Taylor Cortens managed to do so, posting a quick 2:03.92 to win the 200 breaststroke and break a pool record that has stood since 1991.
Despite the loss, the team effort and attitude were excellent. There were numerous fast swims across the board, and the energy was palpable in the room. The Ephs return to competition next Saturday, where they will face off at Wesleyan University in a tri-meet with both Wesleyan and Tufts.