Jan. 27, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Providence College men’s and women’s swimming and diving team swept the Holy Cross Crusaders on Saturday, January 26 in Providence, R.I. The men’s team won 175-123 while the women won 230-61.
The men’s team saw sophomores John Fatigati (Mahwah, N.J.) and Justin Tse (Framingham, Mass.) each collect three first place finishes. Fatigati won the 100m backstroke (1:00.93), the 200m backstroke (2:11.26) and the 200m IM (2:15.91). Tse would go on to win the 800m freestyle (9:04.64), 100m freestyle (55.04) and the 400m freestyle (4:23.04). Senior Chris Morales (Ridgewood, N.J.) took first-place in the 200m butterfly, coming in at 2:15.40, while sophomore James Butler (Medfield, Mass.) earned a first-place finish in the 200m freestyle, winning the event in 2:01.45.
On the women’s side, eight swimmers won individual events. Sophomores Kelly O’Neill (Rye, N.Y.) and Leia Federiconi (Williamsville, N.Y.) and junior Jillian Mullany (Monroe, Conn.) all collected two individual first-place finishes to lead the women’s team. O’Neill won the 100m backstroke (1:08.78) and the 200m backstroke (2:28.11), while Federiconi won the 100m breaststroke (1:18.56) and the 200m breaststroke (2:50.66). Mullany earned victories in the 50m freestyle and the 100m freestyle, finishing the events in 28.04s and 1:01.12, respectively. Senior Eileen Colliton (Bloomfield, Conn.) won the 800m freestyle in 9:53.24 while classmate Sam Schlich (Massepequa, N.Y.) won the 200m freestyle with a time of 2:12.54. Sophomore Gabriela Mayuri (West Hartford, Conn.) won the 200m butterfly, finishing in 2:34.41, while classmate Emily Kennedy (Tallahassee, Fla.) took first in the 100m butterfly, touching the wall in 1:10.49. Freshman Devon Cameron (Bradford, Mass.) won the 400m freestyle in 4:47.11. A senior class team of Schlich, Colliton, Erin Nanna (Westwood, Mass.) and Allison Curran (Wethersfield, Conn.) would go on to win the 200m freestyle relay, finishing in 1:55.63.
On the diving side, seniors Ben Kardian (Valhalla, N.Y.) and Allie Black (Mystic, Conn.) each won both of their 1m diving events. Kardian won his events with scores of 298.05 and 274.95 points, while Black won her events with scores of 270.45 and 272.25 points.
Senior day ceremonies preceded the event with 13 seniors being honored. On the men’s side, seniors Eric Burtchell (Pawtucket, R.I.), Marc Freda (Lincroft, N.J.), Kardian and Morales were all recognized. For the women’s team, seniors Black, Colliton, Curran, Amie Fracker (Trumbull, Conn.), Kelly Lamoreaux (East Greenwich, R.I.), Nicole Monanian (Manahawkin, N.J.), Nanna and Schlich were honored. Senior Jenna Zullo, (Branford, Conn.) who is missing this season due to injury, was also honored.
The Friars will return to the pool Friday, February 1 when they travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass. to face the Boston College Eagles in their final individual meet of the season. The meet is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m.