Jan. 25, 2014
WORCESTER, MASS. - The Providence College men's and women's swimming and diving teams swept the Holy Cross Crusaders on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Hart Recreation Center. The men's team won 171.5-125.5, while the women won 220-69.
The men's team collected nine first place finishes. Freshman Zachary Begnaud (Natchitoches, La.) collected a pair of wins for the Friars in the 1000y freestyle (10:15.11) and the 500y freestyle (4:59.60). Graduate student Kyle McLaughlin (Warrington, Pa.) earned three victories in the 200y freestyle (1:47.51), the 50y freestyle (22.74), and the 100y freestyle (49.38). Junior John Fatigati (Mahwah, N.J.) also finished with three wins in the 200y butterfly (1:58.54), the 200y backstroke (1:59.82), and the 200y IM (2:00.64). The men's relay team made up of senior Connor Lui (Monroe, Conn.), McLaughlin, freshman Michael Martinico (Nesconset, N.Y.), and junior Justin Tse (Framingham, Mass.) earned first in the 400y freestyle relay (3:18.43).
Fifteen first place victories were earned on the women's side. Senior Jill Mullany (Monroe, Conn.) took first in three events, the 200y freestyle (1:58.76), the 50y freestyle (25.12), and the 100y freestyle (54.43). Junior Kelly O'Neill (Rye, N.Y.) took first in the 100y freestyle (1:02.89) and the 200y backstroke (2:16.18). Freshman Helen Smith (Belmont, Mass.) found victory in the 200y butterfly (2:14.98) and the 100y butterfly (1:03.19). Junior Leia Federiconi (Williamsville, N.Y.) earned first in the 100y breaststroke (1:09.95) and the 200y breaststroke (2:37.35), while freshman Colleen Hartigan (Suffern, N.Y.) took first in the 200y IM (2:15.00) and the 500y freestyle (5:28.82). Sophomores Devon Cameron (Bradford, Mass.) took first in the 1000y freestyle, while Abby Garrahan (Sandwich, Mass.) earned first in the one meter diving event with 190.87 points. The women won two relay events: the 200y medley relay made up of O'Neill, Federiconi, Smith, and sophomore Reilly O'Connell (West Barnstable, Mass.) (1:53.83), and the 400y freestyle relay consisting of O'Connell, O'Neill, freshman Mary McKenna (Wethersfield, Conn.), and Mullany with a time of 3:44.00.
The men's and women's swimming and diving teams will close out their home schedule next Saturday, Feb. 1, when they host the Boston College Eagles at 11:00 a.m. at Taylor Natatorium in Providence, R.I.
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