Jan. 14, 2011
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's and women's swimming & diving teams will open the 2011 portion of its season at McCarthy Pool at Yates Field House on Saturday, January 15 at 1 p.m. The Hoyas host cross-town rival American University, the second time they will swim against the Eagles this season, and James Madison University.
The meet will be the Hoyas first competition since returning from their winter training trip in Puerto Rico last week. GU will look to regain the momentum it gained from several strong individual performances leading into winter break. Sophomore Paul Quincy (San Ramon, Calif./California) set Georgetown school records in the 500 yard freestyle, the 1000 yard freestyle and the 1650 yard freestyle at the Patriot Invitational at George Mason University.
Sophomore Samantha Kietlinski (Pennington, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central) broke the Hoyas 200 yard freestyle record and tied the 100 yard freestyle record, while freshman Lauren Opatrny (Saratoga, Calif./Saratoga) shattered the school's 400 yard individual medley record by almost five seconds.
Saturday's events will occur in the following order: 200 Medley Relay; 1000 Freestyle; 200 Freestyle; 100 Backstroke; 100 Breaststroke; 200 Butterfly; 50 Freestyle; One Meter Diving; 100 Freestyle; 200 Backstroke; 200 Breaststroke; 500 Freestyle; 100 Butterfly; Three Meter Diving; 200 Individual Medley; 200 Freestyle Relay. The Men's meet will include one heat of every event. The women's events will include two heats except the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay.
Scoring for individual events will follow a 5-3-1-0 format, with only two individuals per team eligible to score points in an event. Relay races will follow a 7-0 scoring structure with only one team per school eligible to score points.
The meet is the Hoyas first of two in consecutive weekends at McCarthy Pool. Georgetown hosts Georgetown Washington University on Saturday, January 22 at 1 p.m.