Delaware Blue Hens Sweep Georgetown and Saint Francis (PA) at Home

Delaware’s men’s and women’s teams played host to Georgetown and Saint Francis (Pennsylvania) at Rawstrom Natatorium on Saturday. The men defeated the Hoyas 176-117, while the women beat Georgetown 160-135 and St. Francis 194-95.

Full results here

Women’s Meet

Delaware opened the meet with a 1:48.09 victory in the 200 medley relay, featuring the quartet of Alyssa Sanders, Annie Nunes, Kristen Bishop, and Morgan Whyte. The Blue Hens’ Brittany Lazear followed with a win over teammate Hailey Farrell in the 1000 free, touching in 10:34.63. The 200 free went to Georgetown freshman Christine Ryan, who cruised to a 1:53.13 win; Dominique Montoya of Delaware was about a second and a half back in second.

Sanders of Delaware led the field in the 100 back; she touched in 58.11, more than two seconds in front of the Hoyas’ Kathleen Duncalf. In the 100 breast, Delaware’s Nunes won a close race over Georgetown freshman Molly Fitzpatrick, 1:07.35 to 1:08.42.

In the 200 fly, Laura Askin of Delaware won in a comfortable 2:09.52. Her teammate Lauren Ahrens touched out Saint Francis’ Emma Karell, by .04 for second, 2:12.53 to 2:12.57. Bailey Page of Georgetown won the 50 free in 24.27 and the 100 free with 52.36; Delaware’s Montoya was runner-up in both events.

Delaware’s Sanders won her second individual event with a 2:07.14 in the 200 back. The next four finishers all touched in 2:10. Georgetown’s Fitzpatrick avenged her second-place finish in the 100 breast with a victory in the 200, 2:25.33; Mary Kish of Saint Francis was second.

Ryan of Georgetown picked up her second mid-distance free win with a 5:01.69 in the 500. Delaware’s Lazear trailed by 13 seconds. The Blue Hens’ Askin doubled in the fly, winning a very tight 100 over Georgetown’s Molly Gaynor, 59.50 to 59.72.

Nunes of Delaware put up a 2:12.08 in the 200 IM, one second in front of Georgetown’s Madeleine Quinn. Delaware ended the meet with a 3:33.64 in the 400 free relay (Sarah Braatz, Montoya, Askin, and Sanders). Georgetown’s Erica Fabbri, Shana McLaughlin, Ryan and Page touched in 3:33.85.

Delaware’s Kristina Congdon finished first in 3-meter diving, while her teammate Caitlin Stockwell took the 1-meter.

Men’s Meet

The 200 medley relay went to the Delaware quartet of Timothy Ware, Alex, Tooley, Timothy West, and Nicholas Badsky in 1:35.45. The Hoyas’ Michael Young, Samuel DeLise, Martin Vanin, and Michael Smigelski finished second in 1:36.37.

Delaware’s Cory Camp won both distance free events. He out-touched Georgetown’s Chase Ladman by just a tad in the 1000, 9:46.21 to 9:46.69, and won a second close race in the 500, beating the Hoyas’ Daniel Ross, 4:43.14 to 4:44.38. Ross was runner-up in the 200 as well; this time it was the Blue Hens’ Everett Albert who got the win, 1:43.63 to 1:44.27.

The Blue Hens’ Ware led a 1-2-3 sweep in the 100 back; his time was 51.46. Delaware took the first four places in the 200 back with Ware touching first in 1:54.07. Freshman Patrick Savidge of Delaware won the 100 breast over Georgetown’s DeLise, 1:00.55 to 1:01.09. The same two battled it out in the 200 breast as well. Savidge won again but this time the margin was only .05: 2:10.63 to 2:10.68.

Thomas Scott led a Delaware sweep of the 200 fly with his 1:56.11 victory. His teammate Badsky won both the 50 and 100 freestyle races, touching in 21.23 and 47.83, respectively. Georgetown’s Vanin was the winner in the 100 fly; he edged Delaware’s West 52.73 to 52.95.

Delaware’s Alexander Hillsley was first to the wall in the 200 IM with 1:56.76, while DeLise of Georgetown was second in 1:57.14. Jared Cooper-Vespa of Georgetown won both diving events, scoring 276.40 points in the one-meter and 300.30 in the three-meter.

The Delaware 400 free relay of Tomas Elder, Badsky, Albert, and Hillsley touched in 3:12.47, while Georgetown (William Leach, Smigelski, David Chung, and Ross) came in at 3:14.06.

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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