WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University swimming & diving team had its final tuneup leading up to the BIG EAST Championships, taking on conference rivals Providence and Seton Hall in a tri-meet on Saturday afternoon. Both the men and women came away with a split as the women's squad took down the Friars, 217.5-80.5, but came up short the Pirates, 193.5-106.5, while the Hoya men defeated Providence, 186-93, but fell to Seton Hall 205-92. The neutral meet took place at the Berkeley Aquatic Club in New Providence, New Jersey.
The highlight of the meet for the Blue & Gray came on the diving board as freshman Riley Fujioka (Los Altos, Calif./Los Altos) set the program record in the 3-meter event with a score of 302.50. The Hoyas also swept the top three spots in the women's 1-meter dive as Elizabeth Miller (Wayland, Mass./Wayland) took first with a 281.80. Naomi Peng (Gainesville, Fla./Eastside) and Fujioka were both right behind her in second and third, respectively.
Lauren Henasey (Newtown, Pa./Germantown Academic) and Cristina Barrett (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) placed first and second, respectively, in the 200-yard butterfly. Barrett picked up GU's other individual victory, cruising to a seven-second victory in the 500-yard freestyle.
Henasey also touched the wall second in the 200-yard IM, less than a second out of first. In the 100-yard butterfly, Laine Morgan (Miami, Fla./Ransom Everglades School) and Kirstin Peterson (Hunterdon County, N.J./Hunterdon Central Regional) placed second and third, respectively.
On the men's side, Griffin Edmonds (Norwalk, Conn./New Canaan) swept both the 1- and 3-meter diving events. He scored a 253.56 off the 1-meter board and a 271.60 from the 3-meter. Matthew Werner (Elkins Park, Pa./Cheltenham) finished second in the 3-meter and took third in the 1-meter.
The men's lone win in the swimming events came in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The quartet of Terry Johnson (Carmichael, Calif./Jesuit), Drew Carbone (Chelmsford, Mass./Central Catholic), Seth Maslowski (Cary, N.C./Green Hope) and Andrew Stange (St. James, N.Y./Saint Anthony's) won a tight race with a time of 3:10.88, finishing just .23 seconds ahead of Seton Hall's top relay team.
Stange and Carbone both took second in a pair of individual events. Stange placed second in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly, while Carbone took silver in the 50-yard freestyle and the 200-yard breaststroke. Henry Hollinshead (Raleigh, N.C./Green Hope) was GU's other top swimmer with a second-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke.
The Hoyas will next be in the water when they travel to Geneva, Ohio for the BIG EAST Championships. The four-day meet will take place Feb. 21-24, at the SPIRE Institute. For ticket and meet information, please click HERE.
Georgetown's Top-5 Finishes
200-yard Medley Relay
3. Alexandra Rieker, Molly Fitzpatrick, Laine Morgan, Bailey Page -- 1:50.41
4. Evie Mauzé, Haley Owens, Lauren Henasey, Morgan Conley -- 1:51.91
3. Phoebe Slaughter -- 10:40.78
3. Bailey Page -- 25.16
3. Evie Mauzé -- 2:08.94
1. Cristina Barrett -- 5:08.66
2. Lauren Henasey -- 2:11.59
4. Samuel DeLise -- 10:12.94
2. Andrew Stange -- 1:42.00
4. Daniel Ross -- 2:01.71
2. Drew Carbone -- 21.81
2. Henry Hollinshead -- 1:55.13
2. Drew Carbone -- 2:09.41
4. Terry Johnson -- 4:51.91