INDIANAPOLIS, IND.–The Providence College men’s and women’s swimming and diving team has begun competing at the BIG EAST Championships, hosted by IUPUI, in Indianapolis, Ind.
Senior Sam Schlich (Massepequa, N.Y.), junior Jillian Mullany (Monroe, Conn.), junior Kimberly Hall (Morristown, N.J.) and sophomore Kelly O’Neill (Rye, N.Y.) completed the 800y freestyle relay in 7:41.23, setting a new school record for the event. The previous record of 7:42.40, which included Schlich, Mullany and O’Neill was set at last year’s BIG EAST Championship meet. O’Neill, sophomores Leia Federiconi (Williamsville, N.Y.) and Meredith Pramer (Norwalk, Conn.) and senior Erin Nanna (Westwood, Mass.) would finish the 200y medley relay in 1:49.74.
On the men’s side, sophomores John Fatigati (Mahwah, N.J.), James Butler (Medfield, Mass.) and Justin Tse (Framingham, Mass.) and senior Eric Burtchell (Pawtucket, R.I.) competed in the 800y freestyle relay and finished in 6:55.69. Fatigati, Butler, and juniors Andrew St. Pierre (Fairhaven, Mass.) and Connor Lui (Monroe, Conn.) would finish eighth in the 200y medley relay. The foursome finished the meet in the 1:36.79
In the preliminary 1m diving event, senior Ben Kardian (Valhalla, N.Y.) placed 15th overall, earning 213.25 points and a spot in the final round. Kardian would finish 15th overall with a final round score of 214.75.
The BIG EAST Diving Championships will conclude on Saturday, March 2. The events for Thursday, Feb. 28 include the women’s 1m dive, the men’s and women’s 500y freestyle, 200y IM, 50y freestyle and 200y freestyle relay.
Official StoreOfficial Online
Former Friar Tim Welsh ̵...
Welsh previously coached the men’s swim team at Notre Dame and has accepted a position in the Western Civilization Program at Providence College
Record Breaking Day in...
Lauren Zawacki and Patrick Brannigan both broke Providence College records in women's and men's 50-meter freestyle
Women's Swim Topped by Rhode...
Strong performances from Freshman, Lauren Zawacki and Abbie Bigham, not enough to lift Friars over URI
Friars Fall To Bryant...
Big performances from Maddie Snow and Connor Perron not enough to lift Providence past Bryant
Friars Dive Into The Season ...
John Freeman, Jonathan Batista, and Sebastian Melendez led Men's Swimming to a Second Place Finish
Coach O'Neill Announces...
Three new senior captains aim to lead the Friar's as they head to the New England Catholic Invitational for the start of the season
Friars Make Waves In The...
The region’s College Swimming programs combine to continue to make the swim the most unique open water swim of its kind to help raise money for Cancer ...
Friars' Swimming And Diving ...
The Providence College men's and women's swimming and diving programs have each earned national recognition for excellence in the classroom. The College...