Nov. 23, 2013
KINGSTON, R.I. - The Providence College men's and women's swimming and diving team competed in the Harold Anderson Invitational hosted by the University of Rhode Island on Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23. The men's team took second place with 771 points while the women's team finished fifth, scoring 409 points.
The men's team saw multiple individual victories from juniors Justin Tse (Framingham, Mass.) and John Fatigati (Mahwah, N.J.). Tse earned first place in the 200y freestyle (1:45.10) and the 100y freestyle (48.19). The 100y freestyle is the only race that the Friars were able to place first, second, and third with graduate student Kyle McLaughlin (Warrington, Pa.) taking second (48.82), and freshman Jonathan Mariner (Marion, Mass.) taking third (48.90). Fatigati took first in the 200y IM (1:57.36), the 400y IM (4:11.37), and the 200y butterfly (1:58.57).
The men's team won the 400y medley relay, the 200y freestyle relay, and the 400y freestyle relay. The 400y medley relay, made up of senior Connor Lui (Monroe, Conn.), senior Andrew St. Pierre (Fairhaven, Mass.), Fatigati, and McLaughlin, finished with a time of 3:33.75. The 200y freestyle relay, swam by McLaughlin, Fatigati, freshman Cassidy Bastianelli (Newton, Conn.), and Tse, finished with a time of 1:28.73. Lui, Mariner, McLaughlin, and Tse completed the 400y freestyle relay in 3:13.98.
On the women's side, senior Jill Mullany (Monroe, Conn.) earned fourth place in the 50y freestyle (24.48).
36 Friars have now met the BIG EAST Qualifying Standards following this invitational. The updated list of Friars who will be heading to Sewell, N.J. for the BIG EAST Swimming and Diving Championships thus far are:
Men: Cassidy Bastianelli Zachary Begnaud Billy Dumais John Fatigati Jordan Frielingsdorf Kurt Grunder William Fierro Joyce Connor Lui Jonny Mariner Michael Martinico Kyle McLaughlin Danny Murphy Kenny Savage Andrew St Pierre Justin Tse
Women: Katie Ainley Angela Caputo Devon Cameron Meghan Condon Katie Degnan Sam DeGroff Leia Federiconi Lauren Griffin Jordan Jacobson Kim Hall Kelly Hall Emily Kennedy Colleen Hartigan Jess Havard Mary McKenna Jill Mullany Reilly O'Connell Kelly O'Neill Kelly Quinn Helen Smith Tara Walter
Men's Team Results 1 - Maine 874 2 - Providence College 771 3 - Holy Cross 697 4 - Bryant University 686 5 - Rhode Island 322
Women's Team Results 1 - Rhode Island 1021 2 - Assumption College 637.5 3 - Bryant University 579 4 - Maine 524.5 5 - Providence College 409 6 - Holy Cross 297
The Harold Anderson Invitational marks the last event for the Friars for the 2013 calendar year. The Friars will return to the pool when they travel to Brown University to compete on Saturday, Jan. 4 at noon.
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