Feb. 25, 2016
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. - The Georgetown University swimming & diving team finished the second day of the BIG EAST Championships at the Nassau County Aquatic Center with the men’s team holding steady in second place with 263 points, while the women’s team slipped back to second place with 247 points.
Overall, the Hoyas broke four records, two on the women’s side and two on the men’s side. The Blue & Gray also earned seven medals on the second day of the conference championships, bringing the total medal count to 12 during the first two days.
Freshman Jacob Kohlhoff (Tega Clay, N.C./Fort Mill) earned a silver medal in the men’s 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:26.84. Sophomore Samuel Delise (Redding, Conn./Joel Barlow) earned bronze in the men’s 200-yard IM with a time of 1;51.29
Senior Erica Fabbri (Yardley, Pa./Villa Joseph Marie) earned a bronze medal in the women’s 50-yard freestyle by breaking a program record with a time of 23.01.
Junior Jared Cooper-Vespa (Orange, Conn./The Hopkins School) won gold in the 3-meter diving competition by breaking his own program record with a score of 644.25. Freshman Ryan Blom (Hershey, Pa./Milton Hershey) earned silver with a score of 550.85.
The women’s 200-yard freestyle relay squad, consisting of Fabbri, sophomore Kirstin Peterson (Hunterdon County, N.J./Hunterdon Central), freshman Laine Morgan (Miami, Fla./Ransom Everglades School) and sophomore Bailey Page (Brentwood, Tenn./Ravenwood), broke a program record and earned silver with a time of 1:32.72.
Georgetown’s men’s 200-yard freestyle relay quartet of freshman Henry Rogatz (Wilmington, Del./Charter School of Wilmington), senior Michael Smigelski (Southington, Conn./Southington), junior David Chung (Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough) and junior Will Leach (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central) broke a program record and earned a silver medal with a time of 1:22.77.
The BIG EAST Swimming & Diving Championships resume on Friday morning at 10 a.m. at the Nassau County Aquatic Center. Coverage on the BIG EAST Digital Network begins at 9:55 a.m., with a live scoring link available on GUHoyas.com