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Boston College Downs New Hampshire 184 - 110

Jan 25, 2000

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- The Boston College women's swimming and diving team won 14- of-16 events while placing two Eagles in the top-three spots in each of those heats en route to a 184-110 victory over New Hampshire Thursday at Flynn Recreational Complex. The Eagles improved to 2-3 overall.

The men's team lost the decision to UNH in the final relay, falling 157-143 to drop to 3-2 overall.

Double individual event winners for the BC women included Nina Suryoutomo (Fremont, Calif.), Brianne Sullivan (Staten Island, N.Y.), Lauren Schwartz (Mt. Laurel, N.J) and Kristen Gray (West Boylston, Mass.).

Suryoutomo continued her sprint dominance, tagging two victories in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle heats, swimming 24.97 and 53.77, respectively.

Sullivan led a first-through-fourth Eagle charge in the 100 backstroke with her event-winning time of 1:00.95. Kendra Johnson (Weston, Conn.) finished second at 1:01.98. Sullivan's 200 back effort also merited first with a mark of 2:11.26.

Schwartz cruised to the 200 butterfly victory ( 2:11.27) then paced the 100 fly field with her time of 59.80.

Kristen Gray earned 284.30 points to win the one-meter diving in addition to a 282.00 event-winning, three-meter effort. Her teammate, Shannon Lents (Boca Raton, Fla.), was second in both those events. Lents gained 275.40 and 259.20 in the one-meter and three-meter events, respectively.

Other Eagle event winners included Nicole Duffy (Chesterfield, Mo.) in the 1000 free (10:29.35), and Melissa Pierce (The Woodlands, Texas) in the 200 free (1:58.50). Those efforts helped the Eagles to solidify a 58-16 advantage after four events.

Freshman Christa Ehlers (Bay Shore, N.Y.) won the 500 freestyle (5:12.74) then finished second to Schwartz in the 200 fly (2:12.08).

John Beierle (Rockford, Ill.) led a one-two-three BC sweep in the 200 butterfly. The freshman's event-winning time was 2:03.03. Nick Riolo (San Jose, Calif.) and Andy O'Connor (Glendale, Calif.) finished second (2:03.76) and third (2:06.74), respectively.

Ken Barton (Meridien, Conn.) won the 100 breaststroke, clocking 1:00.89. He was also second in the 200-yard version of the same stroke (2:14.94).

Junior Mike Wilt (Columbia, Conn.) captured the one-meter diving with an event-high total of 282.45 points. He placed second on the three-meter board after gaining 274.42 points.

Eagle sprinters Russ Keil (Tiburon, Calif.) and Matt Baker (Lakewood, Wash.) placed second and third in the 50 freestyle, swimming 22.77 and 22.88, respectively. They swapped places in the 100 free as Baker swam 50.09 and Keil posted a time of 50.30.

BC led 89-80 through nine events. But the Wildcats' one-two finish in the 200 backstroke cut the deficit to two (95-93). The score was tied at 113 after the 500 freestyle. UNH then took a 124-121 lead at the conclusion of the 100 butterfly. In the final race, the Eagles took second, third and fifth in the 200 freestyle relay but it was not enough for a win.