March 1, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, IND.–The Providence College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams completed the Day Three at the BIG EAST Championships, hosted by IUPUI, in Indianapolis, Ind.
On the women’s side, senior Sam Schlich (Massepequa, N.Y.) finished 23rd in the 200y freestyle (1:53.19), while junior Kelly Hall (Morristown, N.J.) came in 34th place in the 400y IM with a time of 4:44.83. Sophomores Kelly O’Neill (Rye, N.Y.), Leia Federiconi (Williamsville, N.Y.) and Meredith Pramer (Norwalk, Conn.) all turned in top times for the Friars. O’Neill finished 26th in the 100y backstroke with a time of 58.80, while Federiconi finished the 100y breaststroke in 1:07.05, placing 22nd. Pramer would finish 33rd in the 100y butterfly with a time of 1:00.08.
The men’s team was highlighted by junior Connor Lui (Monroe, Conn.) who turned in two top times for the Friars. Lui finished the 100y butterfly in 52.00 and the 100y backstroke in 53.16, placing 30th and 26th respectively. In the lead leg of the 400y medley relay, Lui would tie the school record of 52.92 for the 100y backstroke, set by Jed Michnowicz in 1995.
Sophomore John Fatigati (Mahwah, N.J.) finished 18th in the 400y IM, finishing in 4:07.15, while classmate Justin Tse (Framingham, Mass.) placed 26th in the 200y freestyle, finishing in 1:44.12. Sophomore Daniel Murphy (Cos Cob, Conn.) rounded out the top finishes, placing 21st in the 100y breaststroke (59.24).
The BIG EAST Diving Championships will conclude tomorrow, Saturday, Mar. 2. The events for Saturday include men’s and women’s platform diving, the 1650y freestyle, 200y backstroke, 100y freestyle, 200y breaststroke, 200y butterfly and the 400y freestyle relay.
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