Georgetown Edges American University Women & Men on Senior Day

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October 16th, 2021 College, News

American University vs. Georgetown

  • Friday, October 15, 2021
  • Washington, DC

Courtesy: American Athletics

For a second straight meet, sophomore Mimi Watts won all four events in which she competed including three individual races for American University swimming & diving. The Eagles, who won a total of 12 events overall, celebrated seven seniors at the meet against Georgetown which was the last home dual meet for AU.

MEN’S TEAM NOTABLE PERFORMANCES

  • Freshman Seamus Brown earned his first win in the 1,000 free with an impressive time of 9:25.09 that ranks as the fourth-fastest personal best in program history.
  • Junior Jonathan Quick swam an impressive race in the 200 fly and out-touched Georgetown’s Will Barao by one-hundredth of a second (1:55.71 to 1:55.72) to get the win.
  • On the 1-meter board, freshman Griffin Batt recorded American’s third-best score all-time of 252.43, which is also the program’s best since 1993. He placed fourth overall on both the 1-meter and 3-meter.
  • Sophomore Will Timme won the 100 fly and took third in the 200 fly and 200 breaststroke. Behind him in the 100 fly were senior Adam Kawut and sophomore Wil Cosgrove in second and third, respectively.
  • Freshman Griffin Young was the winner in the 200 individual medley, followed by sophomore Carlos Cordero in second and sophomore Aldrich Elvambuena in third.
  • Freshman Will Deitch placed third in both the 100 free and 100 breaststroke, and sophomore Nick Buckley finished third in the 50 free.
  • The men’s 400 free relay team of Buckley, Quick, Cordero and Deitch won that event to close out the night.
  • In the final team standings, Georgetown beat AU 129-119.

WOMEN’S TEAM NOTABLE PERFORMANCES

  • Watts earned wins in the 100 fly, 200 fly, 100 free and 400 free relay to make it a clean sweep on the night.
  • In the 100 free, the only one of the three events that Watts does not yet own the school record in, she improved upon her own personal-best time from a week ago with a winning time of 52.46. That stands as the 11th-fastest personal best in that event in program history.
  • Watts won the 100 fly in 55.86 and the 200 fly in 2:02.70.
  • In the 50 free, freshman Marissa Kleckner posted a winning time of 24.61 for her first of two wins on the night. Senior Eleanor Felton placed third in that event with a time of 24.89, and Klecker earned a third-place finish in the 500 free just over three seconds off the winning time.
  • Freshmen Mallory Meister and Lurilla Bereveskos went second and third in the 200 freestyle.
  • Sophomore Kenzie Cresci and junior Kayla Winters placed second and third, respectively, in the 100 breaststroke, and flipped places in the 200 breaststroke.
  • In the final individual event of the night for the women, Winters earned a 200 IM win in 2:12.14. She was followed by freshman Mary Barto in second and junior Ella Thompson in third.
  • To close out the night, Watts, as the anchor leg, teamed up with Kleckner, Meister and Felton for a victory in the 400 free relay with a winning time of 3:34.24.
  • The final tally had Georgetown with the win over American, 131-123.

NEXT UP

  • The Eagles will next compete in two weeks, at Howard on Friday, Oct. 29. The meet is set to begin at 6 p.m.

Courtesy: Georgetown Athletics

Georgetown University’s men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams swept American University on Friday at Reeves Aquatic Center in the first traditional format competitions for the Hoyas in 593 days since the 2020 BIG EAST Championships. The men’s squad topped the Eagles 129-119 while the women’s squad won 131-123.

“It was great to see our kids compete in their best events tonight,” Head Coach Jack Leavitt said. “We saw a lot of good signs for an early season meet and are looking forward to see what we can do tomorrow versus Howard.”

Men’s Highlights

  • The Hoyas posted eight first place finishes, nine second place finishes and four third place showings.
  • Georgetown won the top two spots in seven different events and placed 1-2-3 in the 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke.
  • Drew Carbone won the 100 and 200 backstroke events and led off the top-finishing 400 Medley Relay.
  • Michael Baldini won the 50 freestyle and swam the third leg of the 400 Medley Relay win.
  • Josiah Lauver was the top finisher in the 100 freestyle, Will Barao won the 200 freestyle and William Connolly touched the wall first in the 500 freestyle.
  • Stephen Kim finished first in the 100 breaststroke.
  • In the diving events, the Hoyas swept 1-2-3 in the 1-meter and 3-meter events. Kyle Maziarz won both diving programs while Charles Reichle was second in the 3-meter and third in the 1-meter while Joseph Hofman was third in the 3-meter and second in the 1-meter.

Women’s Highlights

  • The Hoyas posted eight first place finishes, eight second place finishes and a trio of third place showings.
  • Georgetown won the top two spots in five different events and placed 1-2-3 in the 100 and 200 backstroke races.
  • Erin Hood won the 100 and 200 breaststroke events and swam the second leg of the 400 Medley Relay victory.
  • Kylie Stronko won the 100 and 200 backstroke events and Corey Moon won both the 500 and 1000 freestyle distance races.
  • Lilly Clisham also won the 200 freestyle for the Blue & Gray.
  • In the diving events, Emilie Ginovker won both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives while Wynter Bramao finished second in both.

On Deck
The Hoyas remain in the District to face Howard at Burr Gymnasium Pool on Saturday.

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