Three records fall; one tied for the Friars at the BIG EAST Championships
The Friars saw the women's 800y freestyle relay record fall on the first day of the BIG EAST Championships.
The Friars notched 27 first-place finishes in 32 events.
The team fell 158-71.
28 Friars have now met BIG EAST Qualifying Standards this season.
As a Senior: Was sixth on the team with 164.75 points ... Swam the second-fastest 500y freestyle (4:50.35), 50y backstroke (25.71) and the 200y backstroke (1:58.55) on the team this season ... Competed in the 500y freestyle, 100y backstroke, 200y backstroke, 400y freestyle relay and the 800y freestyle relay at the BIG EAST Championships ... Finishes career with 721.00 points which ranks seventh all-time for the Friars. As a Junior: Was sixth on the team with 133.00 points...Swam the seventh fastest 200y IM in Friar history (1:58.29) at the BIG EAST Championships...At the Harold Anderson Invitational , Swam personal bests in the 200y backstroke (2:02.01) and the 400y IM (4:16.83)...Competed in the 200y IM, 200y freestyle, 100y backstroke and 800y freestyle relay at the BIG EAST Championships...Winner of the David Hardy Coach's Award... Currently sits as the active points leader at 11th all-time for career points with 566.00... As a Sophomore: Top scorer for the Friars with 231.75 points (19th on the all-time scoring list)...Swam free and IM events almost exclusively during the year...Set five of the 13 top Friar times measured in yards for the season and four of the 13 top Friar times measured in meters for the season...Swam a career-best time of 1:46.99 in the 200y free at the BIG EAST Championships (2/17/11)...Was a part of the 400y and 400m free relay teams that clocked the lowest times of the season...Earned seven individual and three relay first-place finishes on the year...Qualified for and competed in the 800y free relay, 200y IM, 200y free, 100y back and 400y free relay at the BIG EAST Championships...Horace Bowden Award winner for most valuable student-athlete on the team.
High School: Member of the varsity swimming team for three years at Bishop Feehan...Set school records in the 200m & 400m freestyle relay and 200m medley relay...Placed 5th in 2009 and 7th in 2008 in the New England Open... Sectional Champions in 2007...Conference Champions in 2006, 2007, and 2009...Member of the Spanish Honor Society and Science Honor Society...Earned Eagle Scout status in Boy Scouts.
Personal: Born April 27, 1991...Son of Wayne and Laurie Burtchell...Philosophy major.
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