March 4, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Georgetown University swimming and diving team completed a successful 2013 BIG EAST Swimming and Diving Championship on Saturday evening with the men's team finishing sixth out of nine teams with 203 points. The women's team finished ninth of 10 teams with 114 points during the championship meet at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.
The Hoyas men scored over 50 points more than in 2012, while the women scored 20 more points than last year's BIG EAST Championship.
Senior captain Paul Quincyearned the silver medal in the 1650 freestyle and made the finals in three events, including the 500 yard freestyle and the 400 yard individual medley.
Quincy highlighted the Hoyas weekend by earning the silver medal in the 1650 freestyle on Saturday evening. After a strong preliminary round, Quincy shattered his own Georgetown record by finishing in 15:16.90, in a race where the BIG EAST Championship meet record was broken. It was the final race of a strong meet and career for the Hoyas senior.
On Thursday morning, Quincy broke his own school record during the preliminaries of the 500 yard freestyle, finishing in 4:26.27. He came back in the evening for the finals and finished eighth, finishing in 4:28.62. On Friday, Quincy finished in third place in the "B" final (11th overall) of the 400 yard IM in a time of 3:55.22, also a new Georgetown program record.
On Saturday, Michael Ngadvanced to the finals of the 100 yard backstroke, then finished eighth, posting a time of 50.07, breaking his own school record in the event. Michael Young also scored points for the Hoyas in the 100 backstroke, finishing 15th overall in 51.67 in the "B" final.
Matthew Mandel scored points for the Hoyas in the 50 yard freestyle, qualifying for the "B" finals with a strong preliminary round, then improving his time to 20.88 to finish fourth in his race and 12th overall.
On Thursday morning, Christian Kilgore broke his own school record in the 200 yard individual medley, qualifying for the "B" final in 1:51.97. In the evening he finished seventh in the "B" final (15th overall) in 1:52.63. Freshman Michael Smigelskiqualified for the "B" final in the 50 yard freestyle, and went on to finish 16th overall in 21.13.
On the women's side, after advancing through the preliminaries, Erica Fabbri posted a fifth place finish in the "B" final (13th overall) shattering the Georgetown school record in the 100 yard butterfly, finishing in 55.50, while Erin Timochenko was two places behind, finishing in 55.90.
On Saturday night, Nicole Tronolone scored points for the Hoyas in the 1650 yard freestyle, finishing 15th overall in 17:10.96, showing the Hoyas overall strength in the distance races. Later in the evening, Jillian Carter finished 15th overall in the 200 yard butterfly, finishing in 2:04.96.