Feb. 16, 2012
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Providence College men's and women's swimming teams continued to compete in the second day of the BIG EAST Swimming Championships hosted by the University of Pittsburgh on Wednesday, February 15.
On the women's side, junior Nicole Monanian (Manahawkin, N.J.) placed forty-ffith in the 500y freestyle event with a time 5:18.34. In the 200y IM event, freshman Kelly O'Neill (Rye, N.Y.), sophomore Kelly Hall (Morristown, N.J.), freshman Tara Walter (Haddon Heights, N.J.) and freshman Meredith Pramer (Norwalk, Conn.) placed forty-seventh forty-eighth, fifty-first, and fifty-second respectively. O'Neill posted the best time for the Friars coming in at 2:13.77 while Hall (2:13.82), Walter (2:14.50) and Pramer (2:15.87) all touched the wall soon after. In the 50y freestyle event junior Sam Schlich (Massepequa, N.Y.; 24.20) placed thirty-third and set a new school record in the process, sophomore Jillian Mullany (Monroe, Conn.; 24.71) placed thirty-ninth and posted the fifth fastest time for the Friars all-time and junior Erin Nanna (Westwood, Mass.; 24.73) placed fortieth. Nanna's time was the sixth fastest in Friar history for the 50y freestyle. Schlich, Mullany, sophomore Samantha DeGroff (Berlin, Conn.), and Nanna completed the 200y freestyle relay event in 1:37.10, setting a new school record.
On the men's side, freshman Justin Tse (Framingham, Mass.) placed forty-second in the 500y freestyle event, coming in at 4:47.10, marking the seventh fastest time all-time for the Friars. In the 200y IM event freshman John Fatigati (Mahwah, N.J.) placed twenty-fifth coming in at 1:54.63 while junior Eric Burtchell (Pawtucket, R.I.) finished in 1:58.29, placing him fortieth. Fatigati's time is now the second fastest alll-time for the Friars for that event. In the 50y freestyle event, senior Collin Casciano (Hewitt, N.J.; 21.78) placed thirty-fifth, sophomore Michael Luiz (New Bedford, Mass.; 21.90) placed thirty-eighth. sophomore Andrew St. Pierre (Fairhaven, Mass.; 22.31) placed forty-first and freshman James Butler (Medfield, Mass.; 22.38) placed forty-third.
The BIG EAST Swimming Championships, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, will run through Saturday, February 18.
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