Fast Swims During Prelims of Big East Championships

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By Chandler Brandes, Swimming World College Intern

After a strong showing last night, the 2016 Big East Swimming and Diving Championships got off to another fast start this morning. The Villanova women have 19 swimmers coming back for tonight’s finals, and the Xavier men have 21 as both teams look to increase their leads.

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

Women’s 400 IM

1. Gabrielle Daigneault (4:24.83), Villanova
2. Caitlin Daday (4:26.45), Villanova
3. Christine Sullivan (4:27.32), Villanova
4. Erin Merkle (4:27.76), Villanova
5. Madeline Loniewski (4:28.33), Georgetown
6. Olivia Cacciatore (4:30.62), Villanova
7. Maggie Kauffeld (4:31.80), Xavier
8. Mackenna Rife (4:32.77), Xavier

Men’s 400 IM

1. James Foster (4:00.31), Xavier
2. Samuel Delise (4:01.09), Georgetown
3. Ivan Michalovic (4:01.84), Seton Hall
4. Lior Grubert (4:01.93), Seton Hall
5. Eric Futscher (4:02.54), Xavier
6. Peter Kalibat (4:02.80), Georgetown
7. Chase Baldwin (4:03.85), Xavier
8. Robert Van Kirk (4:04.08), Xavier

Women’s 100 Fly

1. Alexandra Fabbri (54.80), Villanova
2. Fiona Hardie (55.12), Villanova
3. Caroline Gaertner (55.34), Xavier
3. Mackenzie Niness (55.34), Villanova
5. Sydney Simpson (55.35), Seton Hall
6. Erica Fabbri (55.63), Georgetown
7. Dorothy Morgan (55.76), Georgetown
8. Ashley Whiteley (56.05), Xavier

Men’s 100 Fly

1. Albert Hitt (48.13), Xavier
2. John Hoin (48.76), Villanova
3. David Bunnell (49.00), Xavier
4. David Chung (49.58), Georgetown
5. David Rowe (49.91), Seton Hall
6. Justin Summers (50.08), Georgetown
7. Matthew Zebrowski (50.18), Seton Hall
8. Erik Biernat (50.38), Xavier

Women’s 200 Free

1. Kaisla Kollanus (1:49.24), Villanova
2. Bailey Page (1:49.70), Georgetown
3. Emily Mayo (1:49.84), Villanova
4. Mary Snyder (1:50.26), Villanova
5. Jessica Randolph (1:51.01), Villanova
6. Kathleen Miszkiewicz (1:51.71), Villanova
7. Kathleen Kerr (1:51.98), Xavier
8. Katherine Fallon (1:52.40), Providence

Men’s 200 Free

1. Noah Yanchulis (1:39.97), Seton Hall
2. Alexander Wolfred (1:40.30), Xavier
3. Henry Rogatz (1:40.32), Georgetown
4. Jacob Kohlhoff (1:40.48), Georgetown
5. Chandler Hinson (1:40.49), Georgetown
6. Patrick Sullivan (1:40.95), Villanova
7. John Naughton (1:41.22), Villanova
8. Greg Cino (1:41.53), Villanova

Women’s 100 Breast

1. Molly Fitzpatrick (1:02.51), Georgetown
2. Sydney Simpson (1:03.13), Seton Hall
3. Megan Mallon (1:03.59), Seton Hall
4. Heather Farley (1:04.18), Villanova
5. Elise Pidutti (1:04.34), Villanova
6. Haley Owens (1:05.33), Georgetown
7. Rebecca Titterton (1:05.51), Xavier
8. Katie King (1:05.54), Georgetown

Men’s 100 Breast

1. Sean Sali (55.85), Seton Hall
2. Michael Pettinichi (56.32), Xavier
3. Zohar Suslovich (56.36), Seton Hall
4. Arthur Wang (56.40), Georgetown
5. Matthew Dyer (56.66), Xavier
6. Tyler Nussbaum (57.38), Villanova
7. Collin Dunn (57.93), Seton Hall
8. Connor Fabian (57.99), Providence

Women’s 100 Back

1. Darby Goodwin (54.81), Villanova
2. Paxtyn Drew (55.09), Xavier
3. Kathleen Duncalf (55.25), Georgetown
4. Caroline Gaertner (56.06), Xavier
5. Kathleen Miszkiewicz (56.83), Villanova
6. Melody Bush (57.10), Seton Hall
7. Laura Discus (57.57), Xavier
8. Aitana Robinson (57.66), Seton Hall

Men’s 100 Back

1. Sam Johanns (49.56), Xavier
2. Nathan Runyon (49.70), Xavier
3. David Rowe (50.03), Seton Hall
4. David Bunnell (50.22), Xavier
5. Albert Hitt (50.34), Xavier
6. Kurt Muehlheuser (50.45), Georgetown
7. Edward Spinelli (50.60), Georgetown
8. William Leach (50.62), Georgetown

Women’s Up/Down

TeamA-FinalB-FinalTotal
Villanova17219
Georgetown81018
Xavier91019
Seton Hall5914
Providence145
Butler055

Men’s Up/Down

TeamA-FinalB-FinalTotal
Xavier14721
Georgetown11718
Seton Hall9817
Villanova51116
Providence178

Finals will begin at 6 p.m. EST.

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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 swims IM and freestyle for their Division 1 program and this is her third year on board with Swimming World.

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