Georgetown Swimming and Diving Finish Strong at James Madison Quad Meet
Jan. 17, 2012
The Georgetown University men's and women's swimming and diving team completed competition at James Madison University, as the men defeated VMI 194.5-99.50 and fell to American 152-142. The women defeated AU and VMI 197.50 - 98.50 and 248-28, respectively, while falling to JMU 175-113.
The men's team had 15 different swimmers and divers finish in the top three in the 16 events, as the women's team rallied to take first place in three of the last four events in a strong day for the swimming and diving program.
The Georgetown men's team got off to a quick start, finishing in first and third in the 200 yard medley relay, as Michael Ng, Christian Kilgore, William Lawler and Matthew Mandel finished first in a time of 1:37.90, while Greg Germain, Brad Crist, Sam Gyory, and Mike Young finished third in 1:41.75. Georgetown's men kept rolling, as Greg Romanov won the 1000 yard freestyle in 10:15.00, with Scott Dennis finishing second in 10:22.01.
The Hoyas would take second place in the next several events, as Paul Quincy earned second in the 200 yard freestyle in a time of 1:47.72 to earn points for the Hoyas, while also finishing second in the 500 yard freestyle later in the day in a time of 4:43.63. Ng finished second place in the 100 yard backstroke in a time of 54.16 and in the 100 yard butterfly in 53.98. Kilgore finished second in the 100 yard backstroke in 1:00.49. He also finished second in the 200 yard IM in 1:59.35.
Bryan Doremus finished second in the three meter diving competition, earning 206.75 points, then came back and won the one meter dive with 230.90 points.
In the 200 yard butterfly, Lawler earned a first place finish in a time of 2:00.91 and Liuben Chipev took third in 2:01.56, with Trevor Kosmo claiming fourth place in 2:01.88. Lawler would later finish second in the 100 yard freestyle, finishing in 49.41. Mandel continued his strong season in the 50 yard freestyle, finishing in first place by a hundredth-of-a-second in 22.32.
The men ended the day with a win in the 200 yard freestyle relay with Crist, Mike Young, Lawler and Mandel finishing in 1:29.42.
The women's team also received several strong performances during the quad meet. Emily Hall earned points for GU in the 1000 yard freestyle, finishing third in a time of 10:58.47.
Lauren Opatrny earned a second place finish in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 1:00.69. Opatrny earned the Hoya women's first win of the day in the 200 yard backstroke, finishing in a time of 2:09.25, winning by over two seconds, with
Virginia Carefoote and Kim DiNapoli finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Kristen Pratt earned another second place finish for the Blue & Gray in the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 2:12.38. Pratt earned another Hoyas win in the 100 yard butterfly in 1:01.52.
The Hoyas swept the top three places in 500 yard freestyle with Sarah Chiles taking the top spot in 5:18.41. Hall finished behind her in 5:23.79, with Elizabeth Davis rounding out the top three in 5:28.52.
Casey Bandman finished first in the 200 yard IM in 2:15.37, winning by more than four seconds. Hall finished in third place in 2:19.90.
The women capped a strong finish to the meet taking first and second place in the 200 yard freestyle relay, as the team of Opatrny, Lisa Pazzi, Chiles and Amy Ballanfant took first place in 1:43.02. Betsy Weston, Dinapoli, Pratt and Alanna Hulburd took second place in 1:47.02 to help the Hoyas win three of the last four events of the meet.
The Hoyas return to action next Saturday, when they travel across town to take on George Washington at 11 a.m.