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Dec. 7, 2008
The Providence College swimming & diving teams competed at the Harold Anderson Invitational in Kingston, R.I. on Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6. The Friars had a successful weekend, with seven student-athletes qualifying for the BIG EAST Championships in 11 different events. As a team, the women placed fourth out of six teams, combining for 466.5, while the men swam to a second place finish with 658 points. Host University of Rhode Island took first place in both men's and women's categories, with 758 and 904.5 points, respectively.
Sophomore Courtney Larcom (Morristown, N.J.) earned qualifying times in both the 500 and 1650 freestyle. Junior Carrie Lamb (New Paltz, N.Y.) also qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in two events. Lamb excelled in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke. Larcom and Lamb join seniors Blair Flynn (Middletown, R.I.) and Lauren Sepe (Warwick, R.I.) and sophomore Alexis Fatigati (New Milford, N.J.) who have already qualified for the Championships.
On the men's side, freshmen Matt Green (Westfield, N.J.) and Collin Casciano (Hewitt, N.J.), juniors Tim Reilly (Floral Park, N.Y.) and Mike Loftis (Branford, Conn.), and senior Chris Ray (Basking Ridge, N.J.) all made qualifying times. Green (50-yard freestyle), Casciano (100-yard butterfly), Reilly (100, 200-yard backstroke), Loftis (100, 200-yard freestyle), Ray (100-yard breaststroke) join junior Mathew Card (Bow, N.H.) who had already qualified.
The BIG EAST Championships are February 18-21 in Indianapolis, Ind. The Friars return to head-to-head action on January 17 when they travel to Orono, Maine to take on the University of Maine at 11:00 a.m.