Geneva, Ohio -
Today marked the third day of the BIG EAST Swimming and Diving Championships at Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Following three new school records set in the first two days, the Friars set four more school records today.
Junior Ryan Trammell set the tone when he shattered the Men’s 100-yard Breaststroke school record, which he already held. Trammell had previously set the record at 56.67 seconds, which he obliterated today, finishing in 55.52.
Trammell’s day was not finished. Teaming up with Jonathan Batista, Andrew Ferrell, and Patrick Brannigan, Trammell was a part of another new school record in the 400-yard Medley Relay. The team took down previous record of 3:27.02 (S. Connell, K. Yates, S. Brown, J. Michnowicz) as they finished in 3:25.60 and earned 30 points for the Friars.
More records were broken in the 100-yard Backstroke. First, Juliet McLaughlin's time in the preliminary heat (57.14) was just quick enough to set the new Women’s 100-yard Backstroke school record, previously held by Michele Tamburo (57.18). Following McLaughlin’s performance, Ricky Billig shaved some time off of his school record in the Men’s 100-yard Backstroke. Billig finished in 51.68, cutting 0.20 seconds off of his previous record of 51.88.
The final day of competition will begin at the pool at 10 a.m. for the prelims of the 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly and men's three-meter diving. In the afternoon, the competition will begin a little earlier than the previous three days with the timed final first heat of the mile swim starting at 4 p.m. At 5:35 p.m., the BIG EAST will recognize its senior student-athletes with a short ceremony on the pool deck. Finals of the morning events and mile swim will begin at 6 p.m. The finals of the 400-freestule relay will close out the Championships.
Team Rankings - After Day 3
- Villanova (657.5 points)
- Georgetown (452.5)
- Seton Hall (595)
- Xavier (387)
- Butler (161)
- Providence (155)
- Villanova (506.5 points)
- Seton Hall (483)
- Xavier (420.5)
- Georgetown (419.5)
- Providence (156.5)
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