Hoyas Rally To Win Last Four Events at Towson Dual Meet
Oct. 20, 2012
TOWSON, Md. - The Georgetown University swimming and diving team continued to develop in its second dual meet of the season, winning 11 events, including all four relays on Saturday afternoon at Burdick Pool on the campus of Towson University. The Hoyas would be outscored by Towson on the men's side 154-134 and on the women's side 188.5-106.5.
The Hoyas opened strong, winning the women's 200 yard medley relay with Lauren Opatrny, Maryellen Campbell, Erin Timochenko and Erica Fabbri finished in 1:48.55. The men's 200 yard medley relay team also took first place with Michael Ng, Christian Kilgore, Victor Lopez-Cantera and Matthew Mandel finishing in 1:35.82, over two seconds in front of the Towson relay.
Kilgore and Ng went on to have strong meets for Georgetown's men, as Kilgore won three events with Ng earning two wins. Kilgore earned his first individual victory of the day in the 10th event of the day, the 100 yard breaststroke, finishing in 59.80, just under a second in front of Towson's Joel Todd. Kilgore also won the 200 yard breaststroke in 2:12.85, finishing over a second in front of the closest competitor. In the final individual race of the day, Kilgore won the 200 yard individual medley in a time of 1:59.40.
In the eighth event of the afternoon, Ng turned in a strong showing in the 100 yard backstroke, winning the race in 52.69, while his teammates Mike Young and Jack Muehlheuser finished second and third, respectively to claim 16 points for GU. Ng came back later in the day to win the 200 yard backstroke in 1:55.33, with Muehlheuser claiming second place.
On the women's side, Erica Fabbri picked up the Hoyas first win in the 100 yard freestyle, finishing in a time of 54.72, just edging out Liz Saint of Towson, while Sarah Chiles finished third in 54.91.
The Hoyas took the top four spots in the women's 200 yard IM, as Lauren Opatrny finished in 2:09.59, with Casey Bandman, Lauren Ward and Allison Fulenwider taking the next three spots in order. The Hoyas' women also swept the 400 freestyle relay with the quartet of Fabbri, Amy Ballanfant, Sarah Chiles and Lauren Opatrny winning in 3:38.59.
The men's 400 freestyle relay squad of Cal Rohde, Will Lawler, Lopez-Cantera and Mandel earned a win in 3:12.03 to help GU win the last four events of the meet. Georgetown returns to the water on Friday, November 2 when they compete at the BIG EAST Quad Meet against UConn, Villanova and host Rutgers in New Brunswick, N.J.