Feb. 18, 2012
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Providence College men's and women's swimming teams saw some great performance in the first day of the BIG EAST Swimming Championships hosted by the University of Pittsburgh on Friday February 17.
On the women's side, sophomore Jillian Mullany (Monroe, Conn.) placed twenty-ninth in the 200y freestyle event. Mullany's time of 1:55.15 is now the sixth fastest time for the Friars all-time. Freshman Kelly O'Neill (Rye, N.Y.) placed twenty-fifth in the 100y backstroke event with a time of 57.99, the third fastest all-time time for the Friars. In the same event freshman Moira James (Olney, Md.) posted the fifth fastest time for the Friars all-time, finishing thirty-fifth in 59.82. Freshman Leia Federiconi (Williamsville, N.Y.) posted the second fastest time for the Friars in the 100y breaststroke event with a time of 1:06.79, placing her twenty-ninth.
On the men's side, freshman John Fatigati (Mahwah, N.J.) broke the school record for the 400y IM. Fatigati finished in 4:04.87 placing him seventeenth overall. Senior Collin Casciano (Hewitt, N.J.) posted the second fastest all-time time for the Friars in the 100y butterfly event, touching the wall in 51.45. Casciano finished the event in twenty-fourth place. Freshman Justin Tse (Framingham, Mass.) and freshman James Butler (Medfield, Mass.) both posted top-ten all-time times for the Friars in the 200y freestyle event. Tse (1:44.30) finished in thity-third place collecting the sixth fastest time while Butler (1:45.20) finished in thirty-fifth while securing the tenth fastest all-time time.
The BIG EAST Swimming Championships, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, will run through Saturday, February 18.