Kizer Participates in ECAC Championship

The Georgetown University men and women's swimming and diving teams competed in the ECAC Championships on February 22-24, 2001. The women's team had some great swims during the event. The women's team finished in 32nd place overall at the competition.

On the men's side of the competition, only Michael Kizer (Fr. Atlanta, Ga.) participated in the competition. Kizer placed 19th in the one-meter diving competition (168.50) and finished in the same place in the three-meter competition (297.20).

The highlight of the Championship for GU was sophomore Catherine Hayes (Charlottesville, Va.) setting a new Georgetown school record in the 200 fly. She swam a 2:11.75, which beat the old record of 2:12.12 set by Jeannine Wiley in 1995. Another great swim came from Colleen Newman (Fr., Staten Island, N.Y.) who finished in 17th place in the 1650 freestyle. She recorded a personal best time of 17:47.75, shattering her old record of 18:19.00. Erin Kehoe (Fr., Haddon Hts., N.J.) also swam in the 1650 freestyle and finished in a respectable 18:16.57. Newman swam in the 500-yard freestyle along with Kehoe, the Hoyas finished 25th (5:12.41) and 38th (5:17.03) respectively.

In some other finishes during the event Georgetown's relay teams swam a 1:43.36 in the women's 200-yard freestyle and 8:06.47 in the women's 800-yard freestyle. GU's Erin Lenahan (So., Western Springs, Ill.) and Liz D'Auria (So., Newton, Mass.) swam the 50-yard freestyle in 25.02 and 25.14, placing them in 21st and 26th place. Hayes, Newman and D'Auria also swam the 200-yard freestyle and touched the wall in 1:58.66, 1:59.02, 2:00.72 good for the 30th, 35th and 49th spots.

H2oyas' D'Auria and Lenahan took part in the 100-yard freestyle and touched the wall in 55.24 (35th) and 56.78 (59th) respectively. In the diving portion of the competition, GU's Kathryn Harrison (Fr., Chatham, N.J.) placed 15th in the three-meter event (309.65) along with a 24th place finish (278.25) for fellow Hoya Allison Linden (Jr., Darien, Conn.). Linden, Harrison and Tara Baird (Fr. Pelham, N.Y.) were in the one-meter diving competition, scoring a 174.85 (20th), 166.55 (25th) and 150.45 (29th).

Next up for the H2oyas will be the NCAA Zone Diving Meet in Annapolis, Md. on March 10th and 11th. Competing for the Hoyas will be Harrison and Julianna Bonilla (Fr. West Covina, Calif.).

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