PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College men's and women's swimming and diving teams took on Holy Cross at the Taylor Natatorium in Providence, R.I. on Jan. 21. The Friars outscored the Crusaders on both the men’s and women’s side, 156-142 and 179-119, respectively. The Friars earned first place in 18 out of 32 events in their victories.
Junior Katie Fallon (Warren, N.J.) posted 29.75 points to lead the way for the women. Fallon was quick to make her mark, besting the crowd in the 800-meter freestyle (9:27.04). She returned to the pool for the 200-meter freestyle earning first place with a finishing time of 2:09.51. Fallon’s third victory came in the 400-meter freestyle (4:34.27). The junior would also anchor the 400-meter freestyle relay, finishing first in 4:09.94.
Senior Helen Smith (Belmont, Mass.) notched two first place finishes for the friars. Smith was first to the wall in the 200-meter backstroke (2:25.54) and the 200-meter IM (2:32.29).
In the 100-meter breaststroke, sophomore Abigail Czerniecky (Haddonfield, N.J.) touched the wall first at 1:18.87. Amanda Gaccione (Secaucus, N.J.) earned first in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:51.95).
On the diving board, junior Kendall Jerzyk (Madison, Conn.) won the first 1-meter diving event with her score of 252.00.
On the men’s side, freshman Patrick Brannigan (Madison, Conn.) notched two first place finishes. The freshman touched the wall first in the 50-meter freestyle (24.60) and the 100-meter freestyle (54.32).
Sophomore Ryan Trammell (Lake Mary, Fla.) tagged the wall first twice as well, besting the crowd in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:06.57) and the 200-meter breaststroke (2:27.79).
Jonathan Batista (Southboro, Mass.) earned two individual first place finished. Batista topped the field in the 100-meter (1:00.32) and 200-meter (2:12.09) backstroke.
Providence College returns to the pool on Saturday, Jan. 28 in Orono, Maine to take on the University of Maine. The meet is set to begin at 11:00 a.m. ET.
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