Nov. 16, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's swimming and diving team fell to the Coast Guard Academy (141-136) and WPI (140-137) at home on Saturday, Nov. 16. The Coast Guard Academy also defeated WPI (146-128).
Junior John Fatigati (Mahwah, N.J.) captured first place in three events to lead the Friars. Fatigati won first in the 200m butterfly (2:11.15), the 200m backstroke (2:11.45), and the 200m IM (2:11.37). Junior Justin Tse (Framingham, Mass.) took first in the 200m freestyle at 1:58.46, while graduate student Kyle McLaughlin (Warrington, Pa.) was close behind him at 1:58.66 to win second. Freshman Jordan Frielingsdorf (Hauppauge, N.Y.) won first place in 1m diving for the first time in his collegiate career with 232.25 points. With this, he qualified for the BIG EAST championships in this event. The 400m freestyle relay team, consisting of senior Connor Lui (Monroe, Conn.), Tse, freshman Cassidy Bastianelli (Newton, Conn.), and McLaughlin took second place with a time of 3:35.72. This time broke the school record by two seconds.
The men's and women's swimming and diving teams will compete next in the two-day Harold Anderson Invitation, Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23 in Kingston, R.I. Friday is scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. while Saturday is slated for a 10:00 a.m. start.
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