Nov. 14, 2011
PRINCETON, N.J. - The Georgetown University men's and women's swimming and diving team finished competition at the Princeton Fall Invitational on Saturday with the Tigers, Lehigh and The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) at the DeNunzio Pool on campus of Princeton University.
The Hoyas had a host of strong performances in the relays and from several individual performers during the two day meet.
The Hoyas' women scored a third place finish in the women's 200 yard freestyle relay, finishing behind Princeton A and Princeton C with Lauren Opatrny, Laura Tramer, Alexandra Van Nispen and Amy Ballanfant finishing in 1:40.55.
Ballanfant came back in the meet's seventh event to finish fourth in the 50 yard freestyle in 24.80, less than two-tenths of a second out of third place. She would also finish fifth in the 100 yard breaststroke, the 19th event of the meet, in 1:08.06
The Hoyas women's 800 yard freestyle relay team of Emily Hall, Casey Bandman, Laura Tramer and Lisa Pazzi finished third, behind two Princeton teams in 2:01.61. In the women's 100 yard butterfly, Lauren Opatrny finished second in 57.92 the Hoyas highest individual placing through the first 15 events. Opatrny took third place in the 100 yard backstroke in 59.79.
Kristen Pratt posted a strong finish in the 200 yard butterfly, placing second in a time of 2:06.96.
On the men's side, Georgetown had its best finish through the meet's first 10 events, taking second place in the 400 yard medley relay, behind Princeton A. The quartet of Michael Ng, Christian Kilgore, William Lawler and Matthew Mandel finished in 3:32.97. Two events later, Ng, Kilgore, Greg Germain and Mandel finished fourth in a time of 1:37.9 to place fourth in the 200 yard medley relay.
Ng would place fourth in the 100 yard backstroke in a time of 53.75 and fifth in the 200 yard backstroke in 1:56.04.
Paul Quincy started his day finishing fourth in the 200 yard freestyle in a time of 1:45.26. Quincy came back in the men's 1650 yard freestyle to take second place in a time of 16:02.17
Christian Kilgore earned a fourth place finish in the 100 yard breaststroke in 59.66 and also finished fifth in the 200 yard breaststroke in 2:14.32.