Nov. 18, 2012
LEWISBURG, Pa. - The Georgetown University men's and women's swimming and diving squad turned in several record-breaking individual performances and its fastest times of the fall season during the three-day, 40-event Bucknell Invitational hosted by the Bison at Kinney Natatorium. The Hoyas women finished fourth out of seven teams with 983 points, while the men finished sixth of seven teams with 619 points.
During the meet's second day, sophomore Casey Bandman set a new school record in the women's 400 yard individual medley, while freshman Maryellen Campbell set a new Georgetown record in the women's 100 yard breaststroke. On the meet's final day, freshman Nicole Tronolone capped a strong-three day performance, by shattering the women's 1650 yard freestyle record to help the women's team to a fourth place finish.
On the men's side, Paul Quincy showed the men's team's strength in the distance events, capturing fourth place in the 500 yard freestyle on Friday, before a first place finish in the 1650 yard freestyle on Sunday to help the men to a sixth place finish overall.
FRIDAY: The men and women each scored 36 points for the team as the meet opened on Friday evening with sixth place finishes in the 200 yard freestyle relay. The women's squad of Erica Fabbri, Alanna Hulburd, Maryellen Campbell and Erin Timochenko finished in 1:37.61, while the men's team of Michael Young, Christian Kilgore, Michael Smigelski and Matthew Mandel finished in 1:24.66.
Freshman Nicole Tronolone got the Hoyas off to a strong start, finishing fourth in the `A' Final of the women's 500 yard freestyle in a time of 5:01.60, improving on her preliminary time by close to five seconds and finishing two seconds away from the GU record. On the men's side, Paul Quincy turned in a fourth place performance of his own, finishing in 4:32.19, just three seconds off of his own school record.
Casey Bandman turned in a third place finish in the `A' final of the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:06.97
Matthew Mandel finished in fourth place in the `A' final of the 50 yard freestyle in 21.08, just under four-tenths of a second behind his own school record in the 50 free.
The 400 yard medley relay teams on the men's and women's side turned in fifth place finished helping the women into fourth place with 273 points and the men's team into sixth with 179 after the first day.
SATURDAY: The Hoyas started the Saturday session in strong form, as the women's 200 yard medley relay team consisting of Timochenko, Campbell, Jillian Carter and Hulburd finished in 1:47.64, good for a fourth place finish. The men's squad consisting of Michael Ng, Kilgore, Victor Lopez-Cantera and Smigelski finished in 1:33.40 in fifth place.
Bandman set a school record in the 400 IM in the preliminaries, then came back and broke it again in the finals, finishing in 4:30.63 in fourth place to earn 26 points for the Hoyas. On the men's side Paul Quincy finished fourth in the 400 IM with a time of 4:02.39, just shy of the program's record.
Erin Timochenko continued the Hoya women's strong second day, posting a second place finish in the finals with a time of 56.16 in the 100 yard butterfly. Carter, Fabbri and Lauren Ward all finished in the top seven.
Tronolone, continued her strong meet, finishing fourth in the 200 yard freestyle in 1:54.09, while classmate Fiona Kane finished sixth in the `A' finals.
Freshman Maryellen Campbell set a new Georgetown record in the 100 yard breaststroke. Campbell finished just over two-tenths of a second behind Amy Ballanfant's mark in the prelims, then broke the record, finishing in 1:04.12, good for second place.
Ng qualified for the `A' finals and finished in fifth place with a time of 51.17 to help the men hold onto sixth place at the end of the second day, as the women held steady in fourth place.
SUNDAY: The women's team continued to break records on the third day, as Tronolone shattered the women's 1650 yard freestyle record finishing in a time of 17:09.22 to earn the Hoyas 26 points.
On the men's side the turned in its most dominating race of the three day meet in the 1650 freestyle. Quincy put space between himself and the rest of the field, finishing in first place in 15:42.00, seven seconds in front of Hoyas freshman Austin Evenson, who finished second in 15:49.46. Greg Romanov finished fourth in 16:03.53, as GU scored 86 points in the race.
Junior Allison Fulenwider finished seventh in the `A' finals of the 200 yard breaststroke in 2:24.82 and Carter finished sixth in 2:07.15 in the 200 yard butterfly.
The Hoyas women's 400 yard freestyle relay team of Fabbri, Delaney Bader, Timochenko and Campbell finished in third place in 3:29.98 to help the Hoyas close out the meet strong on Sunday evening, with the women holding on to a fourth place finish with 983 points, as the men finished sixth with 619.