Hoya Swimming and Diving Qualifies Student-Athletes for Postseason in 11 Events Against League Opponent West Virginia
Oct. 21, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown swimming and diving took on BIG EAST opponent West Virginia on Saturday afternoon at McCarthy Pool and qualified student-athletes for the postseason in 11 events. The men lost to the Mountaineers, 143-88 while the women were dealt a 160-81 decision by West Virginia. The men are now 0-2 while the women are 0-3 and both squads carry a 0-1 record in league action. The Mountaineer men squad is now 1-1 and the women also stand even at 1-1; both teams stand at 1-0 in the conference.
On the women's side, sophomore Laura Stark (Martinsville, N.J./Mount St. Mary Academy) posted a BIG EAST and ECAC qualifying time in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:39.42. Stark took first-place accolades in the 500 freestyle with a BIG EAST qualifying time of 5:16.79.
Freshman Alison Christie (Edison, N.J./Mount St. Mary Academy) qualified for the BE championship with a time 18:06.84 in the 1650 freestyle while classmate Megan Harvey (Norristown, Pa./Academy of Notre Dame de Namur) finished the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:01.10 to also hit a BE cut time.
Stark teamed up with junior Katelyn O'Connor (New Rochelle, N.Y./The Ursuline School), sophomore Laura Alito (West Caldwell, N.J./James A. Caldwell) and senior Caitlin Colling (Monson, Mass./Monson) in the 200 medley relay taking second place honors with a time of 1:52.77 to qualify for the ECAC championship.
Freshman Christina DiNapoli (Saddle River, N.J./Immaculate Heart) finished first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:11.81 followed up by Porteus in second with a time of 1:12.17.
For the men, junior Goran Bistric (Saugus, Calif./William S. Hart) qualified for his third event in both the BIG EAST and the ECAC with a time of 53.29 in the 100 butterfly.
Freshman Hamilton Jordan posted a BE and ECAC qualifying time in the 200 individual medley, finishing in 4:15.69. Sophomore James LiVolsi (Scotch Plains, N.J./St. Peter's Prep) finished the 100 backstroke with a time of 55.74 to hit a BE cut time.
Junior David Ballinger (Pleasantville, N.Y./Pleasantville)posted his first BE qualifying time in the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.08.
The quartet of Bistric, Ballinger, freshman Thomas Graham (Washington, D.C./St. Albans) and sophomore Wes Going (St. Louis, Mo./St. Louis University High) hit an ECAC qualifying time in the 200 medley relay, taking second place with a time of 1:39.63.
Bistric took first place in 100 backstroke with a time of 53.68, which would qualify him for the BE and ECAC, but he had already qualified in the event in last week's meet against Old Dominion.
Junior diver Michael McWilliams (Potomac, Md./Gonzaga High) took first place in the one-meter diving event with a score of 220.10.
The Hoyas return to the water on Saturday, October 27 when they travel to Newark, Del. for a 1 p.m. meet at the University of Delaware Outdoor Pool. The Blue Hens are 1-0 on the men's and women's side as both teams defeated George Mason on the road this weekend.