Day Three: Fitzpatrick Wins 100-Yard Breaststroke; Blom Defends 1-Meter Title

Feb. 24, 2017

Day Three Results

WASHINGTON - Molly Fitzpatrick (Manchester, N.H./The Derryfield School) won the 100-yard breaststroke and Ryan Blom (Hershey, Pa./Milton Hershey) defended his title in the men's 1-meter dive to highlight the third day of the 2017 BIG EAST Swimming & Diving Championships, presented by Jeep, at the Nassau Aquatics Center on Long Island, N.Y. The Georgetown University men's and women's swimming & diving both remain in second place after Friday's events.

Georgetown's men sit in second place with 511.50 points, 78 points behind first-place Seton Hall. The Hoyas hold a comfortable lead over Xavier, which is third with 436 points. On the women's side, GU is also in second place with 422 points, 60 points ahead of third-place Xavier. Villanova has a commanding lead with 689 points.

Fitzpatrick, who will look to defend her title in the 200-yard breaststroke on Saturday, put in a late charge in the final 50 yards to win the 100-yard breaststroke by a 1.33-second margin with a time of 1:01.27. Laine Morgan (Miami, Fla./Ransom Everglades School) reached the medal stand for the second time in as many days, placing third in the 100-yard butterfly. She touched the wall in 54.90, just over a second out of first place. In the 400-yard medley relay, the quartet of Katie Duncalf (Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greeley), Fitzpatrick, Morgan and Kelleigh Haley (Silver Spring, Md./Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart) finished second, clocking in at 3:44.48.

Blom, who finished second in the 3-meter dive on Wednesday, won his second-consecutive gold in the men's 1-meter dive with a score of 508.35. Jared Cooper-Vespa (Orange, Conn./The Hopkins School), who won gold for the second-straight year in the 3-meter dive on Wednesday, finished second behind Blom, scoring 501.40 points. Jacob Kohlhoff (Tega Clay, N.C./Fort Mill) earned his second medal of the championships, touching the wall third in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:39.16. In the 100-yard breaststroke, Arthur Wang (Wilmington, Del./Charter School of Wilmington) clocked in at 56.28 to tie for third place.



The fourth and final day of the BIG EAST Championships will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday with the preliminary heats, while the evening finals are scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday's events will include the 1,650-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, women's 3 meter diving and 400-yard freestyle relay.

Women's 400-Yard IM
10. Madeline Loniewski -- 4:30.67
11. Lauren Henasey -- 4:31.86

Men's 400-Yard IM
4. Daniel Ross -- 3:58.21
5. Evan Grey -- 3:58.30
6. Samuel DeLise -- 3:59.03
11. Peter Kalibat -- 4:04.80

Women's 100-Yard Butterfly
3. Laine Morgan -- 54.90
5. Kelleigh Haley -- 55.85
7. Molly Gaynor -- 56.23
11. Katie Duncalf -- 56.82
12. Lauren Henasey -- 56.85
13. Annie Valentine -- 57.05

Men's 100-Yard Butterfly
5. Martin Vanin -- 49.28
7. David Chung -- 49.88
13. Seth Maslowski -- 50.84

Women's 200-Yard Freestyle
11. Bailey Page -- 1:52.87

Men's 200-Yard Freestyle
3. Jacob Kohlhoff -- 1:39.16
6. Chandler Hinson -- 1:40.66
7. Terry Johnson -- 1:40.98
14. Jonathan Prangley -- 1:43.46

Women's 100-Yard Breaststroke
1. Molly Fitzpatrick -- 1:01.27
6. Katie King -- 1:04.60
8. Haley Owens -- 1:05.39
14. Morgan Conley -- 1:09.09

Men's 100-Yard Breaststroke
T3. Arthur Wang -- 56.28
10. David Chung -- 57.53

Women's 100-Yard Backstroke
4. Katie Duncalf -- 55.34
14. Molly Gaynor -- 58.41
16. Laine Morgan -- 1:00.80

Men's 100-Yard Backstroke
7. Will Leach -- 50.28
9. Henry Hollinshead -- 50.32
10. Edward Spinelli -- 51.23
12. Jack Calderwood -- 51.65

Women's 1-Meter Diving
1. Ryan Blom -- 508.35
2. Jared Cooper-Vespa -- 501.40

Women's 400-Yard Medley Relay
2. Katie Duncalf, Molly Fitzpatrick, Laine Morgan, Kelleigh Haley -- 3:44.48

Men's 400-Yard Medley Relay
4. Henry Hollinshead, Arthur Wang, Martin Vanin, Jacob Kohlhoff -- 3:30.19

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