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.
Sophomore Justin Tse collected two individual first-place finishes in the loss.
28 Friars have now met BIG EAST Qualifying Standards this season.
As a senior: Collected 81.25 points on the season … Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 50y freestyle, 100y freestyle, 200y freestyle, and as part of the 200y freestyle relay, 400y freestyle relay, and 800y freestyle relay … Finishes his career with 356.75 total points, ranking 37th all-time. As a Junior: Collected 28 points for the Friars ... Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 50y freestyle, 100y freestyle, 200y freestyle, and as part of the 200y and 400y freestyle relays ... Swam the tenth-fastest 200y freestyle (1:44.87) all-time at Providence ... Currently ranks 45th all-time with 275.50 career points.As a Sophomore: Finished fifth on the team with 166.50 points ... Collected two wins in the 200m in victories over Brandeis (2:03.49) and Holy Cross (2:01.45) ... Swam the third-best 50y freestyle (22.48), 100y freestyle (48.77), 200y freestyle (1:45.32) and 500y freestyle (5:07.32) on the team this season ... Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 50y freestyle, 100y freestyle and 200y freestyle, while participating in the 200y medley relay, 200y freestyle relay, 400y freestyle relay and 800y freestyle relay ... Currently has 247.50 points.As a Freshman: Finished 10th on the team with 91.75 points and tied for fourth with three individual victories including victories in the 100y freestyle (49.22) and 200y freestyle (1:46.72) in a win against Holy Cross...Swam a personal best of x22.34 in the 50y freestyle and second-best for the team in the 100y freestyle (48.16)...Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 50y freestyle, 100y freestyle and 200y freestyle while participating in the 400y freestyle relay and 800y freestyle relay.
High School: Earned four Varsity letters swimming and also played golf and baseball while at Medfield...Captained the swim team his senior year...Holds six team records...Two time WSA MVP...Three time team MVP...Four time Tri Valley League All Star.
Personal: Born April 8, 1993...Son of James and Karen Butler...has one sister, Shea, a senior at Massachusetts... Finance major.
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