Nov. 10, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College swimming and diving teams swept the Brandeis Judges on Saturday, Nov. 10 in Providence, R.I. The men's team (4-5) collected a 118-70 victory, while the women's team (6-5) won 142-58.
The men's team saw five individual first place finishes by five different Friars. Senior Chris Morales (Ridgewood, N.J.) won the 100m backstroke with a time of 1:06.51, while junior Michael Luiz (New Bedford, Mass.) took the 50m freestyle in 25.13. Sophomores John Fatigati (Mahwah, N.J.), James Butler (Medfield, Mass.) and Justin Tse (Framingham, Mass.) all won events to close out a strong team performance for the Friars. Fatigati won the 100m butterfly (59.61), Butler took the 200m freestyle (2:03.49) and Tse won the 200m IM (2:19.27) to help the Friars to victory. Senior Marc Freda (Lincroft, N.J.) along with juniors Kenny Savage (Basking Ridge, N.J.), Connor Lui (Monroe, Conn.) and Andrew St. Pierre (Fairhaven, Mass.) combined to win the 200m medley relay in 1:55.29.
The women's squad collected seven individual first place finishes, all by different Friars. Freshmen Reilly O'Connell (Westbarnstable, Mass.; 1:02.28) and Devon Cameron (Bradford, Mass.; 9:44.62) won the 100m freestyle and 800m freestyle, respectively. Sophomore Meredith Pramer (Norwalk, Conn.) took first place in the 100m butterfly (1:09.94) after classmate Leia Federiconi (Williamsville, N.Y.) won the 200m IM, touching the wall in 2:31.88. Junior Meghan Condon (Stratford, Conn.) won the 100m backstroke in 1:12.34 while fellow junior Jillian Mullany (Monroe, Conn.) finished in first place in the 50m freestyle, winning in 28.07. Junior Kelly Hall (Morristown, N.J.) rounded out the individual victories, winning the 200m freestyle in 2:18.14. Pramer, Federiconi, Mullany and sophomore Moria James (Olney, Md.) won the 200m medley relay, finishing in 2:08.87.
Junior Allie Black (Mystic, Conn.) won the 1m diving event with 312.00 points. Freshman Abby Garrahan (Sandwich, Mass.) met the BIG EAST Qualifying Standards in the 1m dive.
The women's team will compete at home this Wednesday, November 14 when they host the Rhode Island Rams at 6:00 p.m. in Taylor Natatorium. This will mark the third annual Pink Out for the teams, with proceeds from the meet being donated to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. Both teams will compete again in a two day event with WPI and the Coast Guard Academy on Friday, Nov. 16 in Providence, R.I. and Saturday, Nov. 17 in New London, Conn.
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