WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University swimming & diving team completed racing on the second day of the Bucknell Invite, and the Hoya men sit in first place while the women's squad dropped a spot and is in third. Racing is taking place at Bucknell's Kinney Natatorium.
Through 27 events, the Hoya men have 792 points, leading Towson (778.5) which held a 19-point lead over the Hoyas after the first day. La Salle (694), Fordham (638), Old Dominion (580), Binghamton (452.5) and the host Bison (431) bring up the rest of the pack.
On the women's side, the Hoyas have earned 846.5 points, trailing both Towson (1,089) and Bucknell (920.5). Fordham (819), Old Dominion (397), La Salle (372), Binghamton (295) and Howard (15) round out the final five.
Freshman Drew Carbone (Chelmsford, Mass./Central Catholic), who broke GU's 100-yard backstroke record in the first leg of the medley relay on Friday, broke it twice more on Saturday. He swam a 49.38 in the morning prelims, beating his Friday mark by .05 seconds, before coming back in the evening finals with a 49.13, finishing in second place.
Fellow freshman Andrew Stange (St. James, N.Y./Saint Anthony's) set the Georgetown record in the 200-yard freestyle in the prelims, touching the wall in 1:37.92. He came back with a 1:38.51 in the evening finals, leading a 1-2 sweep as Jacob Kohlhoff (Tega Clay, N.C./Fort Mill) was right behind him in second.
Carbone and Stange teamed with Terry Johnson (Carmichael, Calif./Jesuit) and Daniel Ross (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township) to win the 800-yard freestyle relay in exciting come-from-behind fashion. Trailing the quartet from La Salle by nearly three seconds through the first three legs, Stange swan a 1:38.17 over the final 200 yards to give the Hoyas a .66 second victory.
In the women's 100-yard breaststroke, Molly Fitzpatrick (Manchester, N.H./The Derryfield School) improved on her time from the morning prelims by nearly a full second, winning a tight race with a time of 1:01.65.
Phoebe Slaughter (Darien, Conn./Darien) nearly broke the Georgetown record in the 400-yard IM, finishing second with a time of 4:26.65, just .11 seconds off the mark. In the 100-yard butterfly, Lauren Henasey (Newtown, Pa./Germantown Academic) and Laine Morgan (Miami, Fla./Ransom Everglades School) touched the wall in second and third, respectively, finishing just .05 seconds apart.
In the 1-meter dive, Riley Fujioka (Los Altos, Calif./Los Altos) placed second with a 259.00, while teammates Naomi Peng (Gainesville, Fla./Eastside) and Elizabeth Miller (Wayland, Mass./Wayland) earned fifth- and sixth-place finishes, respectively.
The quartet of Evie Mauzé (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS), Fitzpatrick, Morgan and Morgan Conley (Winnetka, Ill./Chatham/New Trier School [N.J.]) finished third in the 200-yard medley relay to open the evening, finishing in 1:43.30, less than a second out of first.
The Bucknell Invite will conclude on Sunday with the final 13 events. The morning preliminaries will begin at 10 a.m., while the evening finals will commence at 5 p.m. Sunday's events include the 1,650-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, 400-yard freestyle relay and the men's 3-meter dive. Live scoring for all events can be found at www.GUHoyas.com.
4. Jack Lynch -- 3:59.99
5. Justin Summers -- 50.47
8. Nathaniel Goldfarb -- 58.35
2. Drew Carbone -- 49.13 (Georgetown record)
1. Molly Fitzpatrick -- 1:01.65