Feb. 21, 2014
SEWELL, N.J. - Christian Kilgore earned a pair of gold medals for the Georgetown University swimming & diving team on Friday evening at the BIG EAST Championships. Kilgore won the men's 100-yard breaststroke, then came back in the final event of the night to help the men's 400-yard medley relay team finish first at the Gloucester Institute of Technology.
Kilgore cruised to a first place finish with a time of 56.72 in the 100-yard breaststroke. Kilgore swam the second leg along with Jack Muehlheuser, Martin Vanin and Matthew Mandel, who finished in 3:20.21, in front of Xavier and Villanova.
Erica Fabbri medaled for the Georgetown women's team, with the Hoyas in second place after the third day of competition, trailing Villanova 567-511.5. GU leads Seton Hall, Xavier, Providence and Butler in the six team field.
Muehlheuser, Vanin and Evan Grey all earned medals for the men, who hold second place with a score of 493.5, trailing only Xavier. The men lead Seton Hall, Villanova and Providence going into the final day of competiton.
Erica Fabbri earned continued her strong performance at the BIG EAST Championships, earning silver in the 100-yard butterfly in 54.85. Molly Gaynor and Jillian Carter finished fourth and fifth, respectively for the Hoyas in the `A' final.
Georgetown's women placed four in the `A' final of the 400-yard IM, with Shannon McNulty finished fourth in 4:31.30, while Kim DiNapoli finished fifth, Casey Bandman finished sixth and Emily Hall finished eighth for the Hoyas.
Martin Vanin turned in a bronze medal-winning performance in the men's 100-yard butterfly, finishing in 49.54. David Chung finished fifth, while Michael Ng finished eighth to earn points for the Georgetown men.
Muehlheuser earned a bronze medal in the men's 100-yard backstroke, finishing in 50.60, as Ng scored points for the Hoyas in sixth place. The Hoyas placed three in the `A' finals of the men's 200-yard freestyle, as William Lawler finished fourth in 1:41.51, William Leach finished fifth and Cal Rohde finished sixth.
The BIG EAST Championships will conclude on Saturday at the Gloucester Institute of Technology in Sewell, N.J.