Oct. 4, 2015
NEWARK, Del. - The Georgetown University swimming & diving team opened its dual meet schedule on Saturday afternoon, as the women defeated Saint Francis (Pa.), 209-82, and fell to Delaware, 190-109, while the men fell to the Blue Hens, 180-118 at Rawstrom Natatorium.
Just a day after opening the season at the Potomac Relays, the Hoyas got out to a quick start, as the men’s 200-yard medley relay quartet of senior Cal Rohde (Greenwich, Conn./Peddie School), freshman Arthur Wang (Wilmington, Del./Charter School of Wilmington), junior Martin Vanin (Cali, Colombia/Colegio Bolivar) and freshman Seth Maslowski (Cary, N.C./Green Hope) took second place with a time of 1:36.98.
Sophomore Madeleine Quinn (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) followed directly after, winning the women’s 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:34.13. Later in the meet Quinn finished second in the women’s 200 yard individual medley, as GU swept the top three spots. Freshman Maddy Loniewski (Redford, Mich./Mercy) won the race in 2:13.29, while sophomore Rachel Armstrong (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) finished third.
Senior Austin Evenson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Pine Crest School) and sophomore Chase Ladman (San Marcos, Calif.) finished second and third, respectively in the men’s 1,000-yard freestyle. Evenson finished with a time of 9:58.02.
Sophomore Bailey Page (Brentwood, Tenn./Ravenwood) earned a third place finish in the women’s 200-yard freestyle in 1:58.62, before freshman Jacob Kohlhoff (Tega Clay, N.C./Fort Mill) took second place with a time of 1:44.21 and sophomore Daniel Ross (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township) took third in 1:44.93 in the men’s 200-yard freestyle. Kohlhoff also finished second in the men’s 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:47.35.
Wang earned a victory in the men’s 100-yard breaststroke, finishing in 1:01.25 in the meet’s 10th event. Later in the meet he finished third in the men’s 200-yard breaststroke, just behind teammate sophomore Matthew Glockenmeier (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge), who finished in 2:12.16.
Freshman Laine Morgan (Miami, Fla./Ransom Everglades) had a strong first collegiate dual meet, earning a second-place finish in the women’s 100-yard backstroke with a time of 58.88. She also earned a second-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.10, before winning the 100-yard butterfly in 59.00 in the meet’s 25th event. Morgan also led off GU’s winning 400 yard freestyle relay team that included sophomore Christine Ryan (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier), Page and senior Erica Fabbri (Yardley, Pa./Villa Joseph Marie), as they finished in 3:36.07.
Vanin and junior David Chung (Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough) took the top two spots in the men’s 100-yard butterfly, as Vanin finished in 51.74, while Chung was less than one-tenth of a second behind in 51.80.
Junior diver Jared Cooper-Vespa (Orange, Conn./The Hopkins School ) won the three-meter diving competition scoring 315.97 points, after taking a second-place finish in the one- meter diving competition.
The Hoyas return to action on Friday when they travel to Princeton University take on the Tigers in a meet scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.