Feb. 26, 2016
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. - The Georgetown University men’s and women’s swimming & diving team completed the third day of competition at the BIG EAST Championships at the Nassau County Aquatic Center on Friday evening. The men are second behind Xavier with 489 points, while the women are second with 478 points.
The Hoyas broke seven program records and earned eight medals during the third day of the conference championships. Georgetown’s has earned a total of 20 medals after three days.
On the men’s side sophomore Samuel Delise (Redding, Conn./Joel Barlow) got GU off to a quick start, earning a silver medal in the men’s 400-yard IM, with a time of 3:57.93. The Hoyas took second and third in the men’s 200-yard freestyle, with sophomore Chandler Hinson (Chattanooga, Tenn./The Baylor School) earning silver with a program-record time of 1:39.16. Freshman Jacob Kohlhoff (Tega Clay, N.C./Fort Mill) finished close behind, earning bronze in 1:39.77.
Freshman Arthur Wang (Wilmington, Del./Charter School of Delaware) broke GU’s program record in the men’s 100-yard breaststroke, finishing in fourth place with a time of 56.35.
On the women’s side, freshman Laine Morgan (Miami, Fla./Ransom Everglades School) finished third to earn bronze in the women’s 100-yard butterfly with a program record time of 54.22. Sophomore Bailey Page (Brentwood, Tenn./Ravenwood) broke a program record in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:49.73, finishing fourth.
Sophomore Molly Fitzpatrick (Manchester, N.H./The Derryfield School) broke a program record in the 100-yard breaststroke, with a time of 1:02.51 during the morning preliminary round. She came back during the evening ‘A’ final to earn the silver medal. Junior Katie Duncalf (Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greeley) broke a program record in the 100-yard backstroke with a preliminary time of 55.25. She finished fourth in the evening ‘A’ final.
The Hoyas earned silver and bronze in the women’s 3-meter diving competition with junior Sarah Jaklitsch (Hingham, Mass./Notre Dame Academy) finishing second with 445.60 points, while sophomore Jennifer Sullivan (Hanover Mass./Notre Dame Academy) finished with 434.05 points.
Georgetown medaled in both of the relays to close the day’s action, as the women earned silver in the 400-yard medley relay, as Duncalf, Fitzpatrick, Morgan and senior Erica Fabbri (Yardley, Pa./Villa Joseph Marie) broke a program record with a time of 3:42.46. The men’s 400-yard medley relay earned bronze, as senior Jack Muehlheuser (Mars, Pa.), Wang, junior David Chung (Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough) and junior Will Leach (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central) finished in 3:21.43 to conclude the third day.
The BIG EAST Swimming & Diving Championships resume on Saturday morning, for the final day of competition, 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