Georgetown Continues Strong Start With Sweep of Howard

by SwimSwam 0

October 18th, 2021 College, News

Georgetown vs Howard

  • Saturday, October 16, 2021
  • Washington, DC
  • Results

Courtesy: Georgetown Athletics

WASHINGTON – Racing for the second time in as many days, the Georgetown University’s men’s and women’s swimming & diving team swept Howard University on Saturday at Burr Gymnasium Pool in the District. Sophomore Kyle Maziarz broke Georgetown’s all-time record in the 1-meter dive with a score of 306.75 as the men’s squad topped the Bison 113.50-91.50 while the women’s squad won 123.50-80.50.

“It was a quick turnaround from last night’s meet with AU, but the energy in the building from our fans and Howard’s brought out some really great results,” Head Coach Jack Leavitt said. “I can’t say enough about how much fun the team had today and I’m really proud of how they stepped up.”

“Kyle works so hard and is incredibly tough,” Leavitt said about Maziarz’s record. “Watching him push himself at practice is inspiring to all of his teammates. I’m so happy for him; to break a school record in only his second meet is truly remarkable.”

Men’s Highlights

Women’s Highlights

  • The Hoyas posted eight first place finishes on the day, leading off with a first and third place finish in the 200 medley relay.
  • Georgetown added a victory in 1-meter diving as Emilie Ginovker posted a score of 246.23 with Wynter Bramao coming in third.
  • Corey Moon won the 200 freestyle with Carly Rutledge coming in third before Tia Thomas touched the wall simultaneously with her Howard counterpart for a second-place finish in the 50 freestyle.
  • Erin Hood won the 200 IM by more than 13 seconds and the Hoyas went 1-2-3 in the 100 butterfly courtesy of Genevieve YoungmanGabriella Meringolo and Thomas.
  • Grace ChenKylie Stronko and Samantha Hagberg went 1-2-3 in the 100 backstroke before the Blue & Gray took first and third in the 500 freestyle thanks to Samantha Milligan and Cali Murray, respectively.
  • Hood added another with in the 100 breaststroke while the Hoyas finished the day with a second and third place performance in the 200 freestyle relay.

On Deck
The Hoyas head north to take on UConn and NJIT on Saturday, October 23 in Storrs, Connecticut. The women’s squad will battle the BIG EAST host Huskies while the men’s team will compete against NJIT.

Courtesy: Howard Athletics

WASHINGTON (October 16, 2021) – Howard University men’s swimming & diving team put on a show in front of a pack house inside Burr Pool against crosstown foe Georgetown.

Despite dropping a close one to the Hoyas, 91.5-113.5, HU won six events overall while several Bison etched themselves into the school’s all-time list.

Howard opened the afternoon with a victory in the 200 Medley Relay, led by senior Miguel Davis, Jr. (Washington) and juniors Mark-Anthony Beckles (Chaguanas, Trinidad & Tobago), Miles Simon (Atlanta) and Arion Solomon (Fairburn, Ga.). For their efforts, they earned the third-fastest mark in program history, clocking in at 1:33.34.

Individually, Beckles won the 50 Free and 100 Free with times of 25.06 and 46.34, respectively. As a result, he sits 10th and sixth all-time in program history, respectively.

Simon earned first-place in the 100 Back, producing the third-best time in school history (50.96).

Third-year Bison Luke-Kennedy Thompson (Nassau, Bahamas) won the 200 IM event with the fourth-fastest time in program history (1:56.97) while etching the fifth-best mark in the 500 Free (4:49.33).

Other notable performance included newcomer Darin Johnson (Atascocita, Texas) winning the 100 Breast, recording a 59.00 mark.

On the board, rookie Isaiah Swilley (Bourbonnais, Ill.) competed in the 1-meter dive where he registered the school’s fourth-best score with 244.58 points.

On Oct. 29, HU hosts crosstown rival American inside Burr Pool. Meet time is slated for 6 p.m.

WASHINGTON (October 16, 2021) – Howard University women’s swimming and diving team had a strong outing in their first home meet since January 2020 against crosstown rival Georgetown.

Overall, HU won three events inside Burr Pool and despite falling to the Hoyas, 80.5-123.5, several young Bison etched themselves in the program’s record books.

The 200 Free Relay squad of sophomores Isabella Fountain (White Plains, N.Y.) and Michaela Spears (Highland, Ind.) and freshmen Jorden Hill (Birmingham, Ala.) and Kelsey Roberson (West Orange, N.J.) capped off the afternoon, winning the event with a 1:39.13 time.

Individually, Fountain placed first in the 50 Free and 100 Free with marks of 25.06 and 54.30, respectively.

Spears competed in the 100 Breast where she finished runner-up, clocking in at 1:08.73. For her efforts, the Indiana native has the ninth-fastest time in program history.

Spears, alongside fellow classmate Alana Josey (York, Pa.), took part in the 200 IM where they placed second (2:13.25) and third (2:15.33), respectively. As a result, both Bison landed in the school’s all-time performance list, sitting fifth and 10th, respectively.

Josey also saw action in the 500 Free, earning second overall with a 5:23.88 mark. The Pennsylvania product placed eighth all-time in program history.

On the board, junior Teyana Johnson (San Antonio) finished runner-up in the 1-meter dive, scoring 243.23 points. For her efforts, she landed fourth in the school’s all-time list.

On Oct. 29, HU hosts crosstown rival American inside Burr Pool. Meet time is slated for 6 p.m.

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