We’re well into our training cycle now as the swimmers and divers are really starting to put in some hours in good old Boyden. Swim, go to class, eat, study, go to class, swim, lift, study, dry land, sleep….the cycle goes on and I’m sure you all remember it. Here’s some highlights from the last three weeks:
Although we came up on the short end of a 172-128 score it was a very competitive meet. Leading the way was Junior Alessandro Bomprezzi as he swept the 1000 (9:31.70) and 500 (4:36.44) freestyles as well as finishing an ever so close 2nd in the 200 (1:42.49) minutes after getting out of the water from his 1000 swim! Freshman Ollie Wyeth, Divers Trent Kindvall and Robert Barry, and senior Michael Glenn all got wins as well. Full Results.
Another great effort by the gang but BU had a little too much firepower for us this year. Alessandro showed his strength again by doing
the triple sweep of the 1000, 200, and 500 Freestyle events. Ollie Wyeth turned in another great 100 Backstroke for the win and Kyle Vieira turned in some strong distance efforts also. Owen Wright (FR – Attleboro, MA) continued to show some great potential in the sprint freestyle and Hao Luong is starting to come around in the Back and Fly events. Full Results.
The last two weeks’ tough shirts went to Ben Hargrave for his great work in transitining to training for the 200 Fly, Heath Maginn for the tough triple of the 200 Fly, 200 Back, and 200 IM vs. Army, and the two divers who won events against Army (Robert Barry and Trent Kindvall) Trent followed up the tough shirt by being named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week.
After the BU meet the squad elected the tough shirt to Evan Sholudko. Evan has stepped up his training level incredibly this year…he’s going to do some special things in February!
Warm Up the Night
The team participated in their annual community service event on Thursday Oct 23.
Every Fall Family Outreach of Amherst hosts a dinner in town. Family Outreach provides funding for under privileged families in the area. This year’s dinner was at the Lord Jeff. Many area restaurants supply food for the buffet style tasting. Donors come in and socialize ($45/person) and of course partake of all the delicious food and drink. Our swimmers and divers act as servers, wait people, bus boys, dishwashers, greeters and anything else that is needed. This year’s event was spectacular and the team did a fine job for this worthy cause.
Alumni Social at BU Invite
We’ve been hosting a great alumni social for the past few years in conjunction with the Terrier Invitational at BU.
This year’s social will be at Dillon’s Restaurant and Bar on Saturday Nov. 22 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM. There will be free appetizers and a cash bar. Come on down and meet up with some old friends then come over to BU to cheer on the UMass team at finals of that day’s events.
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