WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University swimming & diving team put together a strong finish on the second day of the Rutgers Penta Meet on Saturday, racing against the host Scarlet Knights as well as Pittsburgh, Seton Hall and Villanova. Competition took place at Rutgers Aquatic Center.
In dual meet scoring, the Hoya men overcame a seven-point deficit following the first day to come back and defeat Seton Hall, the defending BIG EAST champions, 183-168. The Blue & Gray also beat fellow BIG EAST rival Villanova, 210.50-142.50, while falling to Pittsburgh, 278-75.
On the women's side, the Hoyas handily defeated Seton Hall, 253-100, but fell short against Rutgers (235.50-117.50), Villanova (246-107) and Pittsburgh (269.50-83.50).
"The team really stepped up this weekend," Georgetown Head Coach Jack Leavitt said. "This was two days of really tough competition in the midst of some intense training. I think we improved on a lot of aspects of our racing."
Georgetown's men's squad received strong efforts across the board, getting a solid start to the day on the diving board. In the 3-meter dive, Ryan Blom (Hershey, Pa./Milton Hershey), Griffon Edmonds (Norwalk, Conn./New Canaan) and Matthew Werner (Elkins Park, Pa./Cheltenham) finished fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively, to sweep Seton Hall.
Jack Lynch (Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield) and Daniel Ross (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township) both placed ahead of any BIG EAST opponents in the 400-yard IM, touching the wall fifth and sixth, respectively. In the 200-yard backstroke, Drew Carbone (Chelmsford, Mass./Central Catholic) finished second with Henry Hollinshead (Raleigh, N.C./Green Hope) right behind him in fourth. Andrew Stange (St. James, N.Y./Saint Anthony's) and Justin Summers (Weston, Conn./Weston) took third and fourth, respectively, in the 100-yard butterfly, both finishing ahead of any BIG EAST competitors.
The women's squad also received a strong performance on the diving board as the trio of Elizabeth Miller (Wayland, Mass./Wayland), Riley Fujioka (Los Altos, Calif./Los Altos) and Naomi Peng (Gainesville, Fla./Eastside), all finished ahead of any other BIG EAST divers in the 1-meter event. The Hoyas continued the momentum into the 200-yard medley relay where they took fourth and fifth overall to split two Villanova squads and sweep Seton Hall.
Individually, freshman Phoebe Slaughter (Darien, Conn./Darien) swam to a season-best time in the 400-yard IM, finishing eighth overall and ahead of any Seton Hall opponents. Freshmen Alexandra Rieker (Winston-Salem N.C./Ronald Reagan) and Evie Mauzé (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) tied for fifth in the 200-yard backstroke, both setting season best times of 2:0518. Molly Fitzpatrick (Manchester, N.H./The Derryfield School) capped a strong second day with a second-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke.
The Hoyas will return to action in two weeks when they close out their fall schedule at the three-day Bucknell Invite. Racing will take place at Bucknell's Kinney Natatorium.
Georgetown's Top-10 Finishers
4. Ryan Blom -- 243.35
5. Griffon Edmonds -- 242.25
6. Matthew Werner -- 215.45
9. Jonathan Furlong -- 188.65
200-yard Medley Relay
4. Drew Carbone, Arthur Wang, Justin Summers, Seth Maslowski -- 1:34.25
6. Edward Spinelli, Matt Glockenmeier, Emmanuel Emovon, Jack Calderwood -- 1:36.22
5. Jack Lynch -- 4:06.62
6. Daniel Ross -- 4:09.95
9. Alex Evenson -- 4:16.52
10. Samuel DeLise -- 4:17.46
5. Andrew Stange -- 46.45
6. Jacob Kohlhoff -- 46.92
2. Drew Carbone -- 1:51.00
4. Henry Hollinshead -- 1:54.42
3. Andrew Stange -- 50.93
4. Justin Summers -- 51.03
8. Emmanuel Emovon -- 51.74
7. Terry Johnson -- 4:47.52
6. Matt Glockenmeier -- 2:09.51
7. Arthur Wang -- 2:09.98
10. Nathaniel Goldfarb -- 2:11.83
400-yard Freesyle Relay
4. Jack Calderwood, Drew Carbone, Jacob Kohlhoff, Andrew Stange -- 3:08.57
6. Seth Maslowski, Emmanuel Emovon, Terry Johnson, Daniel Ross -- 3:12.43
5. Elizabeth Miller -- 233.00
7. Riley Fujioka -- 222.60
8. Naomi Peng -- 222.55
10. Margaret Barnhorst -- 215.10
200-yard Medley Relay
4. Evie Mauzé, Molly Fitzpatrick, Laine Morgan, Bailey Page -- 1:48.21
5. Alexandra Rieker, Haley Owens, Kelleigh Haley, Morgan Conley -- 1:48.64
8. Phoebe Slaughter -- 4:33.79
5. Alexandra Rieker -- 2:05.18
5. Evie Mauzé -- 2:05.18
7. Lauren Henasey -- 57.14
8. Cristina Barrett -- 5:06.95
2. Molly Fitzpatrick -- 2:21.25
10. Katie King -- 2:26.23
400-yard Freestyle Relay
7. Kelleigh Haley, Laine Morgan, Belinda Donohoe, Bailey Page -- 3:36.52
9. Kirstin Peterson, Alexandra Rieker, Evie Mauzé, Morgan Conley -- 3:42.42