Nov. 19, 2011
New London, Conn. --The Providence College men's and women's swimming teams split in a road meet in New London, Conn. versus the Coast Guard on Friday, November 18. The men's team (0-3) was defeated 165-109 while the women's team (1-3) won 173-116.
On the men's side, freshman John Fatigati (Mahwah, N.J.) had another strong performance including two first place finishes. Fatigati won the 200y backstroke event in 1:59.14 and the 200y IM event in 1:58.23. Junior Eric Burtchell (Pawtucket, R.I.) and junior Chris Morales (Ridgewood, N.J.) came in second and third place respectively in the 200y IM event with times of 2:10.37 and 2:11.92. Fatigati also notched a second place finish in the 100y backstroke event, finishing in 55.80 seconds. Senior captain Collin Casciano (Hewitt, N.J.) won the 100y butterfly event in 54.44. Sophomore Michael Luiz (New Bedford, Mass.), sophomore Connor Lui (Monroe, Conn.), Casciano, and freshman Justin Tse (Framingham, Mass.) won the 200y freestyle relay event in 1:30.51.
The women's team had an outstanding overall performance winning 12 swimming and diving events. Freshman Kelly O'Neill (Rye, N.Y.) won three events: the 1000y freestyle event (11:04.20), the 500y freestyle event (5:21.49), and the 100y backstroke event (1:00.93). O'Neill set a pool record with her time in the 100y backstroke event. Freshman Meredith Pramer (Norwalk, Conn.) won the 200y butterfly event in 2:15.60 and won the 100y butterfly event in 1:01.15, while fellow freshman Tara Walter (Haddon Heights, N.J.) won the 100y breaststroke event (1:10.00) and the 200y breaststroke event (2:31.38). Sophomore Meghan Condon (Stratford, Conn.) took first place in the 200y backstroke event, finishing in 2:17.21 while junior Sam Schlich (Massepequa, N.Y.) won the 200y freestyle event finishing in 1:59.28. Sophomore Jillian Mullany (Monroe, Conn.) qualified for the BIG EAST Championships after winning the 50y freestyle event (25.19). Condon, freshman Leia Federiconi (Williamsville, N.Y.), Pramer, and Schlich won the 200y medley relay event in 1:55.28. Junior Erin Nanna(Westwood, Mass.), Mullany, O'Neill, and Schlich set a new pool record after winning the 200y freestyle relay event. They finished the event in 1:41.88.
Junior Allie Black (Mystic, Conn.) extended her winning streak in the 1m diving event to four meets after taking first place with 264.85 points. Junior Amie Fracker(Trumbull, Conn.) came in second with 237.50 points
The Friars will participate in the Harold Anderson Invitational hosted by the University of Rhode Island in Kingston. The two day event will begin Friday, December 2 at 5:00 p.m. and day two will start at 10:00 a.m. The Friars do not return to Taylor Natatorium until January when they will host Maine on Saturday, January 14.