Georgetown Swimming and Diving Triumphant on Senior Day
Jan. 12, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University swimming and diving squad turned in a strong performance on Senior Day at McCarthy Pool, as the men's side defeated American 172-126, while the women split, defeating AU 236-57 and falling to James Madison, 210-86 on Saturday afternoon.
In Georgetown's second to last home meet of the 2012-13 season, the Hoyas celebrated the careers of seniors Tom Cooke, Brad Murray, Paul Quincy, Amy Ballanfant, Sarah Chiles, Christina Daquila, Shannon Donohue and Lisa Pazzi.
Quincy won three events on Senior Day, capturing the 200 yard freestyle, the sixth event of the day, in a time of 1:43.77. He would come back later in the day to earn a victory in the 500 yard freestyle in 4:33.99, before winning the 200 yard individual medley in 1:58.76. Fellow senior Christina Daquilaearned a third place finish in the 1650 yard freestyle with a time of 17.57.38 on the women's side.
The Hoyas' men got off to a quick start in the meet's second event, winning the 200 yard medley relay with a group of Michael Ng, Christian Kilgore, William Lawler and Matthew Mandelin a time of 1:36.73. Kilgore would come back in the 10th event, the 100 yard breaststroke, to earn a victory for GU in 59.97.
Four events later, the Blue & Gray would later take the top three places in the 50 yard freestyle, with Matthew Mandel winning in 22.12, as sophomore Michael Spinelli and Michael Conaton rounded out the top three.
Diver Bryan Doremuswon the one-meter diving competition, scoring 273.95 points, then earned victory in the three-meter dive, with 227.05 points.
Mandel earned an individual win in the 100 yard freestyle, winning in 48.53, as Lawler finished third. Lawler would later win the 100 yard butterfly in 52.49, with Ng finishing in third place. Georgetown would conclude the meet, taking the top two spots in the 200 yard freestyle relay, as Cal Rohde, Michael Smigelski, Lawler and Mandel winning in 1:28.10.
On the women's side, Casey Bandman earned Georgetown's first victory in the 200 yard IM with a time of 2:13.01, with Emily Hall, Kim DiNapoli and Jessica Gaudiosifinishing behind her in order. Bandman also took second place in the 200 yard butterfly.
Erin Timochenkoearned a pair of second place finishes, in the 200 yard backstroke (2:10.38) and the 100 yard butterfly (59.45).
Georgetown returns to action on Saturday, January 19 when they compete in their last home meet of the season against crosstown rival George Washington. The dual meet is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.