Georgetown Falls to James Madison and Gardner Webb in Return to Action
Jan. 11, 2014
HARRISONBURG, Va. - The Georgetown University swimming and diving team wrapped up its first meet of the spring semester, as the men fell to Gardner-Webb, 185-95, while the women fell to James Madison, 202-90 at Savage Natatorium on Saturday afternoon.
The Hoyas, competing for the first time since returning from its winter training trip, received victories from Christian Kilgore in the 200 yard breaststroke and Martin Vanin in the 100 yard butterfly on the men's side, while Molly Gaynor earned a win in the 100 yard butterfly.
The Hoya men's 200 yard medley relay earned a second place finish with Mike Young, Kilgore, Vanin and Matthew Mandel in 1:37.02 in the meet's second event.
Austin Evenson followed with a second place performance in the 1000 yard freestyle, finishing in 9:53.15 in the fourth event of the meet. Later in the meet, Evenson earned a third place finish in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 4:49.74.
On the women's side Molly Gaynor took third place in the 100 yard backstroke in 1:00.77. In the men's 100 yard backstroke, Michael Ng finished less than a second behind the leader in 53.70, while Jack Muehlheuser finished third in 54.18. Kilgore earned a second place in the 100 yard breaststroke in 1:00.57.
Jillian Carter placed third in front of three other Hoyas in the 200 yard butterfly in 2:15.50. Vanin also earned a third place finish in the men's 200 yard butterfly in 1:59.48.
In the 200 yard backstroke, Casey Bandman scored for the women with a third place finish in 2:13.44.
Three events later, in the 200 yard breaststroke, Kilgore earned one of two Hoya men's two victories with a time of 2:13.48. Vanin would later win the 100 yard butterfly in 52.10.
On the women's side Gaynor earned the only win in the 100 yard butterfly, finishing in 58.82 for the Hoyas.
The Hoyas return to action on Friday, January 17 at 4 p.m. when they take on American University, with the swimming portion of the meet at Bender Arena, while the diving portion of the meet will be at McCarthy Pool on campus at Georgetown.