Feb. 19, 2014
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University swimming and diving team travels to Sewell, N.J., to begin the swimming portion of the BIG EAST Swimming & Diving Championships at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology on Wednesday evening.
On Wednesday, the six BIG EAST schools will compete in the 800-yard freestyle relay and the 200 medley relay, beginning at 6 p.m. Live results of the BIG EAST Championships can be found at: http://besmarttinc.com/BigEast/2014/RTR/index.htm
The Hoyas maintain an edge on the women's side, leading the field with 99 points after the diving competition on Saturday. Seton Hall is in second place with 74 points. On the men's side the Hoyas are in second place, before the beginning of the swimming competition, with 33 points, behind Seton Hall's 88 points.
Georgetown will be looking to medal through the four-day championship meet. Evan Grey is the conference's top-seeded qualifier in the 500 yard freestyle, having posted a 4:37.14, time during the Hoyas regular season. He's also the top-seeded qualifier in the 400 IM, after recording a 4:03.65, time during the season.
Martin Vanin is the top-seeded qualifier in the men's 100-yard butterfly, having recorded a 50.25 time during the season and had the third best qualifying time in the 200-yard butterfly. David Chung has the third best qualifying time in the 200-yard freestyle.
Christian Kilgore will try to cap off his Georgetown career with gold in the men's 100-yard breaststroke. His 58.25 time during the season was the best in the BIG EAST. Michael Ng will be looking to do the same, as his 50.77 time in the 100-yard backstroke was also the best in the conference this season. Ng's time in the 200-yard backstroke makes him the third seed in that race, as Austin Evenson will be the second-seed in the 1650-yard freestyle.
On the women's side, Jillian Carter's 200-yard butterfly time of 2:04.92 was the best in the BIG EAST this season.
Erica Fabbri and Molly Gaynor have the second and third best qualifying times in the 100-yard butterfly. Alison Fulenwider posted the third best time in the conference this season in the 100-yard breaststroke, while Emma Cammann has the third best time in the 100-yard backstroke. Sarah Grundman will be looking to medal after posting the third best qualifying time of the season in the 400-yard IM.
A host of other Hoyas, including Nicole Tronolone and Kim DiNapoli on the women's side and Matthew Mandel on the men's side will be looking to improve on their qualifying times and medal for Georgetown during the championships.
Georgetown will also look to its strong relay teams to score points on the first night and throughout the four days at BIG EAST.