|Gu had four first place finishes on the night.|
MEDFORD, Mass. – The Tufts University men's swimming and diving team competed in a meet against Boston College Tuesday night.
The final score of the event was 191-179 in favor of the Eagles. The Jumbos battled hard and it showed in the slight 12-point victory BC was able to come away with. It was the closest margin between the two schools since the Jumbos were victorious back in 2008. Since then, the blue and brown had not come within 20 points of beating the Eagles. Definitely of note is the fact that the Jumbos have made a 67-point improvement in BC's margin of victory since last season.
Out of the 20 events that both teams competed in, Tufts was able to earn first place in 10 of them.
Kingsley Bowen and Roger Gu earned the most top finishes for the Jumbos with four. Bowen won the 100-yard backstroke (50.96, nine points), the 50-yard backstroke (25.43, nine points), the 100-yard IM (53.03, nine points), and the 200-yard medley relay along with Matthew Manfre, Zachary Wallace, and Gu (1:34.04, 11 points).
Gu won the 50-yard freestyle (20.69, nine points), 100-yard freestyle (46.67, nine points), the 200-yard freestyle relay with James McElduff, Constantino Camerano, and Michael Brienza (1:25.86, 11 points), along with the aforementioned 200-yard medley relay.
John Lalime won two events for the Jumbos. The first was the 1000-yard freestlye (9:52.51, nine points). Brandon Jinn earned second in that event with a 10:06.22 and four points. Lalime also won the 500-yard freestyle with a 4:49.90 and nine points. Tyler Tatro came in second with a 4:52.43 and four points.
Tatro won the 200-yard freestyle (1:46.98, nine points) and Lomax Turner came in second (1:47.55, four points).
The Jumbos are next in action this Saturday when they take on Wheaton College.
Written by Curtis Stoychoff, Athletic Communications Intern