Feb. 21, 2014
SEWELL, N.J. - Erica Fabbri earned a bronze medal in the 50-yard freestyle, then anchored the 200-yard freestyle relay team to a silver medal to help the Georgetown University swimming team score big on the second night of competition at the BIG EAST Swimming Championships at Gloucester Institute of Technology in Sewell, N.J.
The women's team is currently in second place overall, trailing Villanova by 32 points. The Hoyas' women have accumulated 302.50 through two days and the diving portion of the BIG EAST Championships. They lead the next closest competitor, Seton Hall, by 100 points
On the men's side, Georgetown trails Xavier, 321.50-257.50 through the first two days of swimming competition. The Hoyas lead third place Seton Hall by 71 points.
Nicole Tronolone scored points for the Hoyas, finishing sixth in the 500-yard freestyle final on Thursday evening, with a time of 4:59.69. On the men's side, Evan Grey finished fourth in the men's final with a time of 4:34.82. Austin Evenson and Greg Romanov also scored points for the Hoyas, finishing fifth and sixth, respectively.
In the women's 200-yard IM, Casey Bandman scored points for Georgetown with a sixth place finish in a time of 2:07.28. Jillian Carter finished eighth in the `A' final for the Hoyas. Christian Kilgore earned a sixth place for the men in the 200-yard IM, finishing in 1:54.12, while William Lawler and David Chung finished behind him in the `A' finals.
Fabbri earned a bronze medal, tying with Katrin Heider of Villanova in the 50-yard freestyle, posting a time of 23.65. Erin Timochenko finished seventh overall in the `A' final for the women. On the men's side Michael Smigelski and Matthew Mandel tied for sixth with a time of 21.02 in the `A' final.
The evening closed, as the Hoyas men's and women's 200-yard freestyle relay teams each made the medal stand. The Georgetown women's quartet of Emma Cammann, Molly Gaynor, Timochenko and Fabbri earned silver, behind Villanova in 1:35.15. The men's squad of Mandel, Chung, William Leach and Smigelski earned a bronze medal, finishing in 1:23.53.