Villanova Puts Up Strong Showing at Prelims of Big East Championships

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By Chandler Brandes, Swimming World College Intern 

Thursday’s action at the 2016 Big East Swimming and Diving Championships saw action in the 500 free, 200 IM, and 50 free. The Villanova women had a strong morning, putting five swimmers in each A-Final for tonight. The Xavier men also had a solid morning, qualifying 16 swimmers for tonight’s finals.

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Below are the top 8 qualifiers for tonight’s A-Final.

Women’s 500 Free

1. Emily Mayo (4:50,59), Villanova
2. Caitlin Daday (4:52.33), Villanova
3. Mary Snyder (4:54.03), Villanova
4. Erin Merkle (4:55.26), Vilanova
5. Caroline Bonfield (4:56.99), Georgetown
6. Christine Ryan (4:57.72), Georgetown
7. Christine Sullivan (4:58.41), Villanova
8. Katherine Fallon (4:59.13), Providence

Men’s 500 Free

1. Alexander Wolfred (4:30.01), Xavier
2. Jacob Kohlhoff (4:30.19), Georgetown
3. James Foster (4:30.36), Xavier
4. Noah Yanchulis (4:33.32), Seton Hall
5. Greg Cino (4:36.70), Villanova
6. John Naughton (4:37.25), Villanova
7. Harrison Rodts (4:37.93), Villanova
8. Cody Wimmer (4:38.04), Seton Hall

Women’s 200 IM

1. Darby Goodwin (2:00.56), Villanova
2. Elise Pidutti (2:02.12), Villanova
3. Mackenzie Niness (2:04.29), Villanova
4. Gabrielle Daigneault (2:04.59), Villanova
5. Molly Fitzpatrick (2:04.72), Georgetown
6. Olivia Cacciatore (2:06.95), Villanova
7. Madeline Loniewski (2:07.26), Georgetown
8. Abigail Lake (2:08.27), Georgetown

Men’s 200 IM

1. Lior Grubert (1:50.80), Seton Hall
2. John Hoin (1:50.88), Villanova
3. Sam Delise (1:51.61), Georgetown
4. Matt Dyer (1:52.85), Xavier
5. Tyler Nussbaum (1:52.91), Villanova
6. Arthur Wang (1:53.09), Georgetown
7. Erik Biernat (1:53.10), Xavier
8. Zohar Suslovich (1:53.21), Seton Hall

Women’s 50 Free

1. Kaisla Kollanus (22.83), Villanova
2. Taylor Wilson (23.06), Villanova
3. Erica Fabbri (23.07), Georgetown
4. Bailey Page (23.17), Georgetown
5. Alexandra Fabbri (23.28), Villanova
6. Jessica Randolph (23.57), Villanova
7. Fiona Hardie (23.67), Villanova
8. Paxtyn Drew (23.77), Xavier

Men’s 50 Free

1. Luke Johanns (20.34), Xavier
2. Rodrigo Suriano (20.47), Xavier
3. Albert Hitt (20.73), Xavier
4. Dakota Williams (20.76), Seton Hall
5. William Leach (20.89), Georgetown
6. Sam Johanns (20.98), Xavier
7. Henry Rogatz (21.01), Georgetown
8. Joseph Moleski (21.08), Villanova

Women’s Thursday Prelims Up/Down

TeamA-FinalB-FinalTotal
Villanova15116
Georgetown7613
Xavier1910
Seton Hall066
Butler022
Providence101

Men’s Thursday Prelims Up/Down

TeamA-FinalB-FinalTotal
Georgetown5712
Xavier8816
Seton Hall549
Villanova628
Providence033

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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