Swimming & Diving
Koh and Jordan Win Two Each, as Georgetown Men Win First Dual Meet of 2008
Sophomore Laura Alito won two events in the Hoyas' first dual meet of 2008.

Sophomore Laura Alito won two events in the Hoyas' first dual meet of 2008.

Jan. 22, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sophomore Brian Koh (Rowland Heights, Calif./Damien) won the 1000 yard freestyle and 500 yard freestyle, while Freshman Hamilton Jordan (Frisco, Texas/Jesuit College Prep) took the 100 yard butterfly and 200 yard butterfly to lead Georgetown's men to a 161 - 112 victory over American University. The women's team also defeated the Eagles 164-132, but fell to James Madison University 194-103 in the double dual meet.

Koh and junior teammate Dan Robinson (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mount Lebanon) outlasted the rest of the field to place first and second in the 1000 yard freestyle finishing in 9:57.74 and 9:59.49 respectively, to record the fifth and sixth fastest times in school history. Both swimmers also registered ECAC qualifying times with their finishes.

Sophomore Laura Alito (West Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) defeated JMU's Amanda Hauck by a tenth of a second, finishing in 1:01.39 to win the 100 yard backstroke. Sophomore Lindsay Vickory (Wayne, Pa./Conestoga) finished third in 1:02.45. Alito also took the top spot in the 100 yard butterfly, finishing in 58.68.

Sophomore Mary McGuire (Port Chester, N.Y./Sacred Heart) posted a BIG EAST qualifying time in the 200 yard butterfly, finishing in third place in 2:14.05. Her time replaces her old mark of 2:14.09 as the tenth fastest in school history.

Freshman Ray Zomerfeld (Coral Gables, Fla./Belin Jesuit Prep) also posted a BIG EAST qualifying time in the 200 yard breaststroke, winning the event in a time of 2:15.17. Freshman Thomas Graham (Washington, D.C./St. Albans) finished in second in 2:18.95.

The men's team turned in a strong showing in the 200 yard butterfly, taking the top four places. Freshman Hamilton Jordan (Frisco, Texas/Jesuit College Prep) led the way at 1:58.25, while junior David Ballinger (Pleasantville, N.Y./Pleasantville) finished second in 2:02.34. Freshman Keenan Timko (Charlottesville, Va./Western Albemarle) and Joe Richman (New Rochelle, N.Y./Horace Mann) rounded out the top four for the Hoyas.



Robinson, Jordan, Zomerfeld and Koh took the top four spots in the 200 yard individual medley, with Robinson winning in 2:00.52.

Freshman Caitlin Karniski (Tampa, Fla./Berkeley Prep won the women's one-meter diving competition with a final score of 222.07. Freshman Becca Jenkinson (Concord, Mass./Concord Carlisle) finished third with 197.40 points.

Junior Goran Bistric (Saugus, Calif./William S. Hart) won the 200 yard freestyle finishing in 1:55.98. Bistric also swam with freshmen Bryce Hillman (Hamilton, N.J./The Peddie School) and Tom Crecelius (West Lafayette, Ind./West Lafayette) and sophomore Wes Going (St. Louis, Mo./St. Louis University High School) on the Hoyas' winning 200 yard freestyle relay team.

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