Oct. 8, 2012
NEWARK, Del. - The Georgetown University men's and women's swimming and diving team completed its first dual meet of the season at University of Delaware, as the men fell by a score of 209-88, while the women were outscored, 223-77 on Saturday afternoon at Harry Rawstrom Pool.
In its first dual meet action, the Hoyas got strong early performances from a few of the program's 17 freshmen. Austin Evenson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Pine Crest School) won the men's 1000 yard freestyle in a time of 9:44.90. Two races later freshman Cal Rohde(Greenwich, Conn./The Peddie School) finished one-tenth of a second out of first place in the men's 200 yard freestyle in 1:44.67. Evenson came back in the 22nd event of the meet, winning the 500 yard freestyle in 4:46.86
On the women's side freshman Erin Timochenko (Sinking Spring, Pa./Wilson) finished in third place in the 100 yard backstroke in 1:01.10, then came back in the 23rd event of the meet, the 100 yard butterfly, winning in a time of 58.93, three seconds behind the program record. Freshman Maryellen Campbell (Edina, Minn./Edina) finished in second place in the 100 yard breaststroke, 12-hundredth of a second behind the leader in a time of 1:08.90. Freshman Nicole Tronolone (Fayetteville, N.C./Terry Sanford) finished in second place in the 500 yard freestyle in 5:12.48, less than a second behind the leader.
The Hoyas also received strong performances from its veterans, as junior Christian Kilgore (Wichita, Kan./The Independent School) won the 100 yard breaststroke in 1:00.66. Sophomore Michael Ng (Nashville, Tenn./The University School) took second place in the 100 yard backstroke in 53.28, two seconds behind his own school record. Junior Matthew Mandel (Grosse Point Farm, Mich./Grosse Point South) turned in a strong performance finishing second in the 50 yard freestyle in 22.08, less than two seconds behind his own school record. Victor Lopez-Cantera made his return to action with the Hoyas, finishing in second in the 100 yard butterfly in 52.21.
Junior Lauren Opatrny (Saratoga, Calif./Saratoga) won the 200 yard IM, finishing in 2:11.58, with Casey Bandman finishing third in 2:14.04. Junior Rosemary Christian finished in third place in the 200 yard breaststroke in 2:32.06.
The Hoyas Bryan Doremus (Potomac, Md./Wootton) won the one-meter diving with 256.27.
Georgetown returns to the water when they travel to Towson University to compete with the Tigers on Saturday, October 20, beginning at 1 p.m.