Dec. 5, 2011
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's and women's swimming and diving teams turned in a strong performance against Catholic University, as the Hoyas' seniors celebrated their last meet at McCarthy Pool of the season with a victory.
The Hoyas started the meet quickly, taking the top three places in the women's 200 yard medley relay and the top two places in the men's 200 yard medley relay.
Sarah Chiles took first place in the women's 1000 yard freestyle, finishing in a time of 10:43.65, while Emily Hall finished second in 10:51.34. Chiles would also go on to win the 100 yard freestyle in a time of 55.73.
In the men's 1000 yard freestyle, GU took the top four places, led by William Lawler's first place finish in 10:00.98, with Jamie Gallagher finishing in 10:07.66 in second.
Lauren Opatrny won the women's 200 yard freestyle in 1:56.62 in front of Alexandra Van Nispen, who finished in 2:01.72. Lisa Pazzi was a tenth of a second behind, finishing third in 2:01.89. In the men's 200 yard freestyle, Michael Ng captured first place with a time of 1:47.53, with Greg Germain finishing in 1:49.52. Ng also won the men's 100 yard backstroke in 52.72.
In the 50 yard freestyle, Amy Ballanfant won with a time of 25.48. Two of Georgetown's seniors stepped up for the men, as Chris Finnegan won the 50 yard freestyle in 22.64, while Robert Gokey finished three-hundredth of a second behind in 22.67.
Christian Kilgore won the 100 yard freestyle in 48.77, as Finnegan and Gokey finished second and third for the Hoyas. Liuben Chipev rounded out the Hoyas finishers in fourth place.
Georgetown will return to action when they travel to Harrisonburg, Va. to take on James Madison, VMI and American on Saturday, January 14 at 1 p.m.