Sept. 28, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's swimming and diving team turned in a strong performance at the Potomac Relays on Friday afternoon taking three first places finishes and six second places finishes in the 18-event, one day meet.
The Hoyas, competing against American, George Mason, George Washington, Mary Washington and Mount St. Mary's, earned victories in the 800 yard freestyle relay, the 300 yard butterfly relay and the 400 yard medley relay. The Blue & Gray earned second places finishes in the 200 yard medley relay, the 300 yard backstroke relay, the 300 yard breaststroke relay, the 500 yard freestyle relay, the 1000 yard freestyle relay and the 200 yard freestyle relay during the meets 18 events.
The Hoyas got off to a quick start in the meet's first event, the 200 yard medley relay, with the quartet of Lauren Opatrny, Maryellen Campbell, Lauren Ward and Erica Fabbri finishing just over a tenth of a second, in 1:51.02, behind George Mason, taking second place.
Georgetown's team of Nicole Tronolone, Fiona Kane, Sarah Chiles and Casey Bandman earned the squad's first win, finishing in front of George Washington with a time of 7:55.42. The Hoyas came back in the fifth event of the day, the 300 yard butterfly with the trio of Ward, Erin Timochenko and Fabbri, who finished in 2:57.11, more than seven seconds in front of second place George Mason and one second behind the meet record set by Towson in 2009.
The Hoyas picked up its third and final win of the Potomac Relays in the 400 yard medley relay, as Bandman, Kim DiNapoli, Ward and Opatrny finished over two seconds in front of George Mason with a time of 4:11.08. GU had previously set the meet record in the 400 yard medley relay in 2011.
Georgetown returns to the water on Saturday, October 6 with its first dual meet of the 2012-13 season when they travel to Newark, Del. to take on University of Delaware.