Feb. 5, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's and women's swimming and diving teams were defeated by the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, February 4. The men's team fell 205.5-74.5, while the women's team lost 155-125.
The men's swimming team was led by freshman John Fatigati (Mahwah, N.J.) who took first place in the 200m IM event in 2:10.30. Fatigati's time set the freshman school record previously held by Chris Holt who swam the event in 2:10.50 in 1994. Fatigati also took first place in the 200m backstroke event touching the wall in 2:11.14. Fatigati also collected a second place finish in the 100m backstroke event coming in at 1:02.38 while sophomore Connor Lui (Monroe, Conn.) placed third with a time 1:02.77. Freshman Justin Tse (Framingham, Mass.) came in second in the 200m freestyle event (2:00.36) while sophomore Andrew St. Pierre (Fairhaven, Mass.) placed second in the 200m breaststroke (2:34.89).
Sophomore Jillian Mullany (Monroe, Conn.) led the way for the women's swimming team collecting a pair of individual first place finishes. Mullany won both the 100m freestyle (1:00.64) and the 50m freestyle (27.84) events. Junior Erin Nanna (Westwood, Mass.) placed third in the 50m freestyle event coming in at 28.28. Mullany came in second place in the 200m freestyle event with her time of 2:12.15, while junior Sam Schilch (Massepequa, N.Y) won the event in 2:10.73. Freshman Leia Federiconi (Williamsville, N.Y.) took second in the 100m breaststroke event with a time 1:18.14 and third in the 200m breaststroke event in 2:52.02. Freshman Tara Walter (Haddon Heights, N.J.) was able to claim second place in the 200m breaststroke event coming in at 2:48.24. Freshmen Kelly O'Neill (Rye, N.Y.) and Moira James (Olney Md.) took first and second respectively in the 200m backstroke event timing in at 2:29.87 and 2:32.28. Mullany, Nanna, sophomore Samantha DeGroff (Berlin, Conn.) and Schlich captured first place in the 200m freestle relay event in 1:52.22.
On the diving side, junior Allie Black (Mystic, Conn.) picked up the win in the 1m diving event with 251.62 points. Junior Ben Kardian (Valhalla, N.Y.) came in second in the 1m diving event with 274.72 points.
Today's meet marked the end of the swimming careers' of seven friars. The senior class of Caroline Caliri (Marblehead, Mass.), Collin Casciano (Hewitt, N.J.), Erica Devine (Attleboro, Mass.), Matthew Green (Westfield, N.J.), Sarah Riley (Berwyn, Pa.), Jordan Rivera (Rockville, Md.) and Stephen Zapf (Freehold, N.J.) were honored prior to the start of the meet.
The BIG EAST Championships for Diving will be held at Trees Hall at the University of Pittsburgh from Friday, February 10, through Sunday, February 12. The University of Pittsburgh will also host the BIG EAST Championships for Swimming beginning Wednesday, February 15 and run through Saturday, February 18.
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