Jan. 23, 2011
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University swimming and diving concluded its 2011 home dual meet schedule, defeating George Washington University, as the men's team earned a 161-110 win, while the women won 168-104 on Senior Day on Saturday afternoon at McCarthy Pool.
The Hoyas seniors had a strong afternoon, as Mallory Kiplinger earned a win in the 100 yard freestyle in a time of 53.55 and second in the 200 Free in 1:56.24. Megan Harvey earned a victory in the 100 yard breaststroke, winning the race in a time of 1:00.53. ¬¬¬¬The Hoyas senior men swept the top three in the 200 yard breaststroke with Ray Zomerfeld finishing first, followed by Thomas Graham and Alex Hanson. Keenan Timko finished behind junior Trevor Kosmo in the 200 yard butterfly in 2:03.12.
Georgetown's diving squad made the best of its final home meet, as senior Caitlin Karniski broke Georgetown school records in the one-meter and three-meter dive, scoring 261.50 and 300.08 respectively. The scores also helped Karniski qualify for the NCAA Zone Championships. Angela Pontes posted a BIG EAST qualifying score of 257.85 in the three-meter dive after qualifying for BIG EAST in the one-meter last week. On the men's side, Brian McAllister qualified for the conference championships on both the one-meter and three-meter board, scoring 261.23 and 276.30 respectively.
GU also received points from its underclassmen, as freshman Rosemary Christian earned victories in the 200 yard breaststroke and 100 yard breaststroke. Freshman Matthew Mandel and junior Jens Brenninkmeyer swam to a first place tie in the 50 yard freestyle in 22.53, while sophomore Amy Ballanfant won the women's 50 yard freestyle in 25.32. Freshman Christian Kilgore won the 100 yard breaststroke in 59.36, with Graham and junior Brad Crist finishing second and third.
The Hoyas long distance swimmers had a strong meet as sophomore Paul Quincy won the 1000 and 500 yard freestyle in 9:49.90 and 4:35.49, respectively. On the women's side sophomore Sarah Chiles won the 1000 yard freestyle in 10:28.18.
Lauren Opatrny won two races for Georgetown, including the 100 yard backstroke in 58.37 and the 200 yard backstroke in 2:08.99.
Georgetown will return to action when they travel to College Park, Md. for a dual meet with Maryland on Saturday, February 5, beginning at 1 p.m. The following week Georgetown will head to Louisville, Kentucky to take part in the BIG EAST Swimming & Diving Championships.