Nov. 9, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. - The Providence College women's swimming and diving team defeated Butler University 172-89 at Warren Central High School (Indianapolis, Ind.) on Saturday, November 9. This conference event marked Butler's first dual meet in BIG EAST history.
The women's team earned both first and second place in six different events. Freshman Jordan Jacobson (Westfield, Mass.) and sophomore Devon Cameron (Bradford, Mass.) took first and second place in the 1650y freestyle at times 18:49.32 and 19:08.65 respectively. Senior Jill Mullany (Monroe, Conn.) and sophomore Reilly O'Connell (West Barnstable, Mass.) earned first and second in the 200y freestyle finishing at 1:58.59 and 2:00.23. Junior Kelly O'Neill (Rye, N.Y.) took first in the 100y backstroke (1:01.92) while freshman Colleen Hartigan (Suffern, N.Y.) won second (1:04.47). In the 200y backstroke, freshman Helen Smith (Belmont, Mass.) collected the win (2:13.34) while O'Neill was right behind her to gain second (2:13.52). Senior Jessica Havard came in fourth at 2:17.96 to qualify for the BIG EAST championships in this event. Freshman Katie Ainley (Rehoboth, Mass.) and junior Leia Federiconi (Williamsville, N.Y.) took first and second in the 200y breaststroke at 2:33.59 and 2:33.85 respectively. In the 200y IM, senior Kelly Hall (Morristown, N.J.) found victory (2:16.53) with Hartigan taking second (2:18.63).
Other first place winners were Ledericoni in the 100y breaststroke (1:10.05), Mullany in the 50y freestyle (25.02) and 100y freestyle (54.75), and Hartigan in the 500y freestyle (5:25.69). The 400y freestyle relay team of Mullany, senior Meghan Condon (Stratford, Conn.), senior Samantha DeGroff (Berlin, Conn.), and freshman Mary McKenna (Wethersfield, Conn.) earned first at 3:43.41. In all, the team was able to snatch eleven first place spots out of fourteen events.
The women's team is back in action when they travel to Kingston, R.I. to face the University of Rhode Island on Wednesday, November 13 at 6:00 p.m.
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