Georgetown Swimming and Diving Opens Dual Meet Season with Loss to Delaware

James Holder and the Hoyas received strong performances from several of the program's freshmen.

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.

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