Oct. 22, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. --The Providence College men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed at the Northeast Catholic Invitational on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20 in Chestnut Hill, Mass. The women's team went 5-3 overall while the men's team went 3-3.
The women's team collected two first place finishes in relay events. Freshman Reilly O'Connell (West Barnstable, Mass.), sophomore Kelly O'Neill (Rye, N.Y.), junior Kimberly Hall (Morristown, N.J.) and senior Sam Schlich (Massepequa, N.Y.) won the 400y freestyle relay event with a time of 3:45.07. O'Neill, Schlich and sophomore Meredith Pramer (Norwalk, Conn.) and Leia Federiconi (Williamsville, N.Y.) took first place in the 400y medley relay event, completing the race in 4:07.84. O'Neill would add on a third-place finish in the 200y backstroke event (2:14.15) and Federiconi would place fourth in the 100y breaststroke (1:09.11). Schlich would meet the BIG EAST Qualifying Standards for the 100y freestyle with her time of 54.62, which placed her fifth in the event.
On the men's side, sophomore John Fatigati (Mahwah, N.J.) collected a pair of second place finishes in the 400y IM (4:14.53) and the 200y backstroke (1:59.91) and finished third in the 200y IM (1:58.28). Senior Marc Freda (Lincroft, N.J.) juniors Ken Savage (Basking Ridge N.J) and Michael Luiz (New Bedford, Mass) and sophomore James Butler (Medfield, Mass.) placed third in the 200y freestyle relay, finishing in 1:31.91. Butler, junior Connor Lui (Monroe, Conn.), senior Eric Burtchell (Pawtucket, R.I.) and sophomore Justin Tse (Framingham, Mass.) took second place in the 400y freestyle relay, completing the race in 3:24.90. Tse would add a third-place finish in the 500y freestyle, touching the wall in 4:59.35.
The diving team was led by seniors Allie Black (Mystic, Conn.) and Ben Kardian (Valhalla, N.Y.). Black took fourth place in the 1m dive collecting 202.55 points, while Kardian placed fourth in both the 1m and 3m diving events, scoring 233.70 and 220.05 points respectively.
The Friars men's and women's teams will have their first home meet of the season on Friday, October 26 when they host Bryant University at 6:00 p.m. The meet will be held in Taylor Natatorium.
Providence Women vs Assumption: W 167.50 - 163.50
Providence Women vs Boston College: L 225 - 115
Providence Women vs Holy Cross: W 262 - 77
Providence Women vs Iona: W 189 - 154
Providence Women vs LeMoyne: W 242 - 85
Providence Women vs Niagara L 186 - 162
Providence Women vs Regis College W 268 - 41
Providence Women vs Siena L 181 - 164
Providence Men vs.Boston College L 205 - 100
Providence Men vs. Holy Cross W 175 - 165
Providence Men vs. Iona L 163 - 153
Providence Men vs. LeMoyne W 177 - 154
Providence Men vs. Niagara L 179 - 146
Providence Men vs. Regis W 224 - 38
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