BOSTON, Mass. - Senior Maggie Gousman (Fanwood, N.J.) was the top individual performer as the Holy Cross men's and women's swimming and diving team competed at the Terrier Invitational hosted by Boston University on Friday-Sunday, Nov. 20-22. Boston University led the field, winning both the men's and women's team competition. The Holy Cross men's team finished sixth out of six teams, while the women finished ninth out of nine teams.
Gousman led the Crusaders with a 16th place finish in the 200 breast with a time of 2:28.96 and an 18th place finish in the 100 breast with a time of 1:07.95. Sophomore Annie O'Shea (Washington, D.C.) took 19th in the 200 fly with a time of 2:12.24. Holy Cross picked up team points in the relays, placing 13th in the 400 free, swam by freshman Laura Webber (Hampden, Mass.), freshman Kristen Desrosiers (Gorham, Maine), junior Gael Carter (Tampa, Fla.) and senior Alisha Carrazza (Boonton Township, N.J), with a time of 3:39.61. The 200 medley, swam by Desrosiers, Gousman, Carter and Carrazza finished in 13th place with a time of 1:51.90 and the 400 medley, swam by Desrosiers, Carrazza, O'Shea and sophomore Kendra Kline (North Eastham, Mass.), in 15th place with a time of 4:10.85.
The men's team was led by individual performances in the 200 breast by sophomore Michael Burns (East Amherst N.Y.) and senior Brian Livingston (Auburn, Wash.). Burns finished in 17th place with a time of 2:24.21, while Livingston touched the wall right behind him in 18th place with a time of 2:24.28. Sophomore Matt Sottile (Wethersfield, Conn.) led the Crusaders with an 18th place performance in the 1650 free with a time of 19:44.50, junior Sean Hager (Westfield, N.J.) finished 17th in the 400 IM with a time of 4:40.34, while Livingston took 18th with a time of 4:46.60. Holy Cross recorded a top finish in the 400 medley relay, finishing in 10th place with a time of 3:59.98. Sophomore Patrick McMahon (Middletown, N.Y.), freshman Brian Power (Southport, Conn.), Hager and freshman Brian Lyons (Greenwich, Conn.) teamed up for the relay.
Holy Cross will return to action after the Thanksgiving holiday, traveling to the Harold Anderson Invitational on Dec. 4-5.