Feb. 21, 2014
SEWELL, N.J - The Providence College men's and women's swimming and diving teams have completed their second day of competition at the BIG EAST Championships, hosted by Glouster County Institute of Technology, in Sewell, N.J.
Freshman Helen Smith (Belmont, Mass.) finished ninth in the 500y freestyle (5:03.59), while freshman Jordan Jacobson (Westfield, Mass.) finished 16th (5:16.93). Junior Leia Federiconi (Williamsville, N.Y.) competed in the 200y IM, finishing in ninth place with a time of 2:09.43. Senior Jillian Mullany (Monroe, Conn.) broke the school record in the 50y freestyle with a time of 23.90, earning fifth place. This record was previously set by 2013 graduate Sam Schlich last season. The relay team of Mullany, senior Meghan Condon (Stratford, Conn.), freshman Mary McKenna (Wethersfield, Conn.), and sophomore Reilly O'Connell (West Barnstable, Mass.) completed the 200y freestyle relay in 1:38.62.
On the men's side, junior John Fatigati (Mahwah, N.J.) broke his own record set last year in the 200y IM with a time of 1:51.33 and finished the race in third place. Senior Andrew St. Pierre (Fairhaven, Mass.) and freshman William Fierro Joyce (Pound Ridge, N.Y.) also competed in the 200y IM, finishing in tenth place (1:55.90) and 15th place (1:57.36) respectively. Graduate student Kyle McLaughlin (Warrington, Pa.) finished ninth in the 50y freestyle (21.27), narrowly missing the school record time by .8 seconds.
The BIG EAST Championships will continue Friday, Feb. 21 beginning at 10 a.m.
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