Providence Swimmers Finish 11th at Big East Championships
Pitt men and Notre Dame women are champs.
Feb. 21, 1998
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College Swimming Teams both placed 11th at the BIG EAST Championship held at Pittsburgh, PA, February 18-21. The University of Pittsburgh men and the University of Notre Dame women captured the 1998 crowns. The men scored 126 points while the women tallied 83 points.
Junior Jed Michnowicz led the Friars breaking four individual records and helping two medley relays to new school records. Senior Kurt Yates also broke two school records - the 100 and 200 breaststroke. Michnowicz broke four of his own records including a 1:52.39 mark in the 200 back, a 45.98 mark in the 100 free, a 1:40.92 mark in the 200 free, and a 4:29.11 mark in the 500 free. The junior also helped the 200 and 400 medley relays to school records. Yates, had the meet of his life as he broke three and four-year old school records. For his efforts, he was named Providence College Male Athlete of the Week.
Michnowicz placed 4th overall in the 500 free which was the best finish by a Friar athlete in more than 10 years. He also recorded a sixth place finish in the 200 free.
Senior Shannon Najjar recorded a personal best in the 200 fly as she finsihed 14th overall with a time of 2:08.93. The women's 800 Free-Relay finished eighth overall while the 400 Free-Relay finished ninth best.
The following is the list of finishers for Providence College.
1998 BIG EAST SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Providence College Finishers EVENT PLACE NAME TIME Women Senior 200 Back 13 Carla Clemente 2:08.07 Men Senior 200 Back 11 Jed Michnowicz 1:52.39 (school record) Men Senior 200 Breast 10 Kurt Yates 2:05.31 (school record) Women Senior 200 Fly 14 Shannon Najjar 2:08.93 Men Senior 200 Fly 15 Steven Brown 1:53.81 Women Senior 400 R-Free9 Lori Cosman 3:33.77 Karen Cardwell Jennifer Alger Kierstin Newell Men Senior 400 R-Free 12 Jed Michnowicz 3:10.78 (school record) Michael Frenza Josh Donahue Steven Brown Men Senior 100 Back 17 Sean Connell 53.58 Women Senior 100 Back 17 Carla Clemente 1:00.00 Women Senior 100 Back 24 Jane Thompson 1:01.28 Women Senior 100 Back 27 M. Hackmer 1:01.65 Women Senior 100 Back 31 Meghan Robinson 1:02.74 Women Senior 100 Back 35 Maggie Singler 1:03.46 Men Senior 100 Breast 11 Kurt Yates 57.85 (school record) Men Senior 100 Breast 32 Kevin Kosiorek 1:02.22 Men Senior 400 R-Medley 8 Sean Connell 3:27.02 (school record) Steven Brown Kurt Yates Jed Michnowicz Men Senior 100 Fly 16 Steven Brown 52.32 Men Senior 200 Free 6 Jed Michnowicz 1:40.92 (school record) Women Senior 800 R-Free 9 Lori Cosman 7:48.52 Karen Cardwell Carla Clemente Kierstin Newell Men Senior 800 R-Free 11 Steven Brown 7:00.86 Michael Frenza Kevin Reeder Jed Michnowicz Men Senior 500 Free 4 Jed Michnowicz 4:29.11 (school record) Women Senior 50 Free 32 Kierstin Newell 25.26 Women Senior 50 Free 51 Kathleen Kelly 26.18 Women Senior 400 R-Medley 11 Carla Clemente 4:01.29 Shannon Najjar Karen Caldwell Kathleen Newell Men Senior 400 R-Medley 8 Sean Connell 3:27.02 (School Record) Steven Brown Kurt Yates Jed Michnowicz Men Senior 200 R-Medley 7 Sean Connell 1:35.11 Steven Brown Kurt Yates Jed Michnowicz Women Senior 200 R-Medley 11 Jane Thompson 1:50.32 Maggie Singler Karen Cardwell Carla Clemente Diving Womens' 3 Meter 30 April Amoroso 209.65 Womens' 1 Meter 32 April Amoroso 172.95
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