October 6, 2018--The Mount St. Mary's men's and women's swimming and diving teams rounded out competition at the New England Catholic Invitational hosted by Boston College yesterday. For the men's team, John Wilson finished in third place in the 200 yard breaststroke to pace the Mount while Kira Buchler had a pair of top five finishes to lead the women's team. In the team standings, the Mount men finished fifth while the women's team was seventh.
Wilson finished third in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:12.08 to lead the Mount men. Will Twizell added a fourht-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (59.53) with Wilson finishing seventh in the event (1:00.98). Peter Jones was sixth in the 100-yard freestyle with a mark of 48.38 seconds. In the relays, the Mount had a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard medley and a sixth-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle.
For the women, Buchler was third in the 100-yard backstroke at 59.00 seconds and fifth in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:07.03. Valeria Villagan added an eight-place nod in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:00.48.
The Mount returns to action at Monmouth on Friday, November 1.