Villanova, Xavier Look Good Heading Into Finals of Big East Championships

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By Chandler Brandes, Swimming World College Intern 

Heading into the final night of the 2016 Big East Swimming and Diving Championships, the Villanova women have a strong lead and qualified 14 swimmers back to swim in finals. On the men’s side, Xavier will look to maintain their lead with 16 swimmers racing again tonight.

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Below are the top 8 qualifiers in each event for the A final.

Women’s 200 Back

1. Kathleen Duncalf (1:58.97), Georgetown
2. Darby Goodwin (1:59.55), Villanova
3. Paxtyn Drew (2:00.41), Xavier
4. Caroline Gaertner (2:02.61), Xavier
5. Gabrielle Daigneault (2:02.81), Villanova
6. Madeline Loniewski (2:03.27), Georgetown
7. Cora Meehan (2:03.54), Seton Hall
8. Kristen Liebert (2:04.23), Xavier

Men’s 200 Back

1. Chase Baldwin (1:48.74), Xavier
2. Nathan Runyon (1:48.81), Xavier
3. Zohar Suslovich (1:49.38), Seton Hall
4. Lior Grubert (1:49.70), Seton Hall
5. Chandler Hinson (1:50.78), Georgetown
6. William Rohde (1:51.76), Georgetown
7. Richard Billig (1:51.94), Providence
8. Kurt Muehlheuser (1:52.30), Georgetown

Women’s 100 Free

1. Taylor Wilson (50.25), Villanova
2. Bailey Page (50.46), Georgetown
3. Kaisla Kollanus (50.47), Villanova
4. Alexandra Fabbri (50.48), Villanova
5. Jessica Randolph (51.25), Villanova
6. Kirstin Peterson (51.72), Georgetown
7. Mary Snyder (51.76), Villanova
8. Kristin Haufler (51.82), Villanova

Men’s 100 Free

1. Luke Johanns (44.93), Xavier
2. Rodrigo Suriano (44.94), Xavier
3. Dakota Williams (45.38), Seton Hall
4. William Leach (45.39), Georgetown
5. John Hoin (45.44), Villanova
6. Sam Johanns (45.99), Xavier
7. Chandler Hinson (46.11), Georgetown
8. Joseph Moleski (46.26), Villanova

Women’s 200 Breast

1. Molly Fitzpatrick (2:12.97), Georgetown
2. Sydney Simpson (2:19.44), Seton Hall
3. Olivia Cacciatore (1:19.72), Villanova
4. Elise Pidutti (2:19.74), Villanova
5. Megan Mallon (2:20.00), Seton Hall
6. Heather Farley (2:20.05), Villanova
7. Haley Owens (2:21.78), Georgetown
8. Hanna Martin (2:22.59), Xavier

Men’s 200 Breast

1. Matthew Dyer (2:02.62), Xavier
2. Noah Yanchulis (2:02.85), Seton Hall
3. Michael Pettinichi (2:03.08), Xavier
4. Arthur Wang (2:03.59), Georgetown
5. Sam Delise (2:04.36), Georgetown
6. Tyler Nussbaum (2:05.64), Villanova
7. Sean Sali (2:05.95), Seton Hall
8. Robert Van Kirk (2:06.33), Xavier

Women’s 200 Fly

1. Mackenzie Niness (2:02.19), Villanova
2. Fiona Hardie (2:02.25), Villanova
3. Christine Sullivan (2:03.29), Villanova
4. Maggie Kauffeld (2:04.31), Xavier
5. Anna Valentine (2:04.77), Georgetown
6. Lauren Ward (2:06.71), Georgetown
7. Jenna Wilkes (2:07.25), Xavier
8. Tessa Lindner (2:07.65), Seton Hall

Men’s 200 Fly

1. Kyle Nash (1:51.22), Seton Hall
2. Justin Summers (1:51.76), Georgetown
3. Matthew Zebrowski (1:52.03), Seton Hall
4. Ivan Michalovic (1:52.37), Seton Hall
5. Luke Sabal (1:53.41), Villanova
6. Alexander Wolfred (1:53.62), Xavier
7. David Bunnell (1:53.69), Xavier
8. Daniel Ross (1:54.47), Georgetown

Women’s Saturday Prelims Up/Down

TeamA-FinalB-FinalTotal
Villanova14115
Georgetown8412
Xavier6612
Seton Hall4711
Providence 066
Butler055

Men’s Saturday Prelims Up/Down

TeamA-FinalB-FinalTotal
Xavier10616
Seton Hall8614
Georgetown9716
Villanova4711
Providence167

Finals will begin at 6 p.m. EST.

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Author: Chandler Brandes

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Chandler Brandes is a junior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She is a former swimmer for the Catamounts and this is her third year on board with Swimming World.

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