WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University swimming & diving team wraps up the fall portion of its schedule this weekend as it travels to Bucknell University for the three-day Bucknell Invite. Racing will take place at Kinney Natatorium. Live scoring for all 40 events can be found at www.GUHoyas.com.
The Hoyas will be going up against the host Bison, Binghamton, Fordham, Howard, La Salle, Old Dominion and Towson.
The weekend schedule will consist of morning preliminaries and afternoon finals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Swimming in the morning preliminaries will begin at 10 a.m. each morning, while each day’s finals will commence at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Diving will take place at 12:30 each day.
“I am looking forward to racing this weekend and finishing our first semester building on what we accomplished so far,” Georgetown Head Coach Jack Leavitt said. “It’ll be good to see our relays against some good competition. This meet will be a great test of our team as it is built just like the BIG EAST Championships.”
Georgetown is coming off a strong performance two weekends ago at the Rutgers Penta Meet. In dual meet scoring, the Hoya men overcame a seven-point deficit following the first day to come back and defeat Seton Hall, the defending BIG EAST champions, 183-168. The Blue & Gray also beat fellow BIG EAST rival Villanova, 210.50-142.50, while falling to Pittsburgh, 278-75. On the women's side, the Hoyas handily defeated Seton Hall, 253-100, but fell short against Rutgers (235.50-117.50), Villanova (246-107) and Pittsburgh (269.50-83.50).
Freshman Drew Carbone (Chelmsford, Mass./Central Catholic) was named the BIG EAST Male Swimming & Diving Athlete of Week on November 7. Swimming against stiff competition, Carbone placed second in the 200-yard backstroke (1:51.00), third in the 100-yard backstroke (51.06) and fourth in the 200-yard IM (1:54.54). His IM time was the fastest this season in the BIG EAST, while his time in the 200-yard backstroke was the second fastest and his time in the 100-yard backstroke was the third fastest in the conference this season.
The Hoyas will be looking to cap a strong fall season that has seen success on both the men’s and women’s sides. Along with stellar individual performances from both squads, GU’s men’s team is currently ranked No. 48 in the CollegeSwimming.com mid-major poll after dual meet wins over both Delaware and Towson. The women’s team also tallied a victory over Davidson.