Karniski Breaks School Diving Records in Dual Meet Against American



Jan. 15, 2010

Washington, D.C. - Georgetown University junior diver Caitlin Karniski (Tampa, Fla./Berkeley Prep) broke the school record in the 1 and 3-meter dives during a dual meet at American.  Karniski's score of 270.90 broke the 3-meter diving mark (266.03) set by Juliana Bonilla in 2001 and her score of 257.78 broke the 1-meter diving mark (255.98) set by Jessica Rettig in 2006.  The women won their sixth in a row by defeating the Eagles, but the men were unable to garner a victory.

"We are coming off our hardest training work of the season," Head Coach Steve Cartwright said.  "To be swimming this well early is a positive sign for our teams.  The women continued to get some PR's and swim tough which led to another win for them."

The Georgetown women's team captured nine of 13 events after Karniski swept the diving competition. Samantha Kietlinski (Pennington, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central) won the 100 and 200 free, Mallory Kiplinger (Darien, Conn./Darien) won the 500 free, Christina Costa (Tarrytown, N.Y./Irvington) won the 1000 free, Kristen Pratt (Wyckoff, N.J./Ramapo) took the 200 fly, Christina Daquila (New Providence, N.J./Pingry) captured the 400 IM and the quartet of Lindsay Vickroy (Wayne, Pa./Conestoga), Megan Harvey (Norristown, Pa./Academy of Notre Dame de Namur), Amy Ballanfant (Houston, Texas/M.B. Lamar) and Laura Alito (West Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) won the 200 medley relay.



Costa and Daquila each earned GU top-10 times in their events. Daquila also swam a personal best in the 200 fly while a number of other teammates swam PR's during the event; Francesca Pirog (New York, N.Y./The Brearley School) in the 500 and 1000 free, Lisa Pazzi (Salt Lake City, Utah/Skyline) in the 100 and 200 free, Sarah Chiles (Wayne, Pa./Conestoga) in the 100 free and Laura Noisten (Skillman, N.J./Montgomery) in the 200 breast.

The men won five events with Paul Quincy (San Ramon, Calif./California) capturing the 500 free, Brian Koh (Rowland Heights, Calif./Damien) winning the 1000 free, Victor Lopez Cantera (Miami, Fla./Belen Jesuit Prep) winning the 200 fly, Luke Iott taking the 3 meter dive and the relay team of Robert Gokey (Minot, N.D./Minot), Ken Ryan (Chapel Hill, N.C./Carrboro), Wes Going (St. Louis, Mo./St. Louis University High) and Lopez-Cantera picking up a victory in the 200 free. Personal bests were attained by Going in the 50 free, Quincy in the 200 free and Brad Murray (Saratoga, Calif./Saratoga) in the 500 free.

The Hoyas head back to the pool next Friday when they host Army at the Albert G. McCarthy, Jr. Swimming Pool in Yates Fieldhouse.

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