Georgetown Women, Villanova Men Lead Big Easts After Day 1

by SwimSwam 0

February 22nd, 2018 College, NCAA Division I Mid-Major

Courtesy of Gerry Dunn

The 2018 Big East Swimming and Diving Championships kicked off Wednesday night at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

The first day was a short day with only Woman’s diving prelims in the afternoon.  The evening started with the 800-yard freestyle relay and ended with the 200 yard Medley Relay.

For the women, Villanova won the 800-yard freestyle relay in 7:11.36 setting a new Spire Institute pool record.  Seton Hall and Georgetown tied for second with a time of 7:25.24. In the 200-yard medley race, Villanova once again topped the podium with a 1:40.05, followed by Xavier and Georgetown.

On the men’s side, Seton Hall won the 800 free relay in 6:32.39.  Georgetown finished second in 6:35.30 and Villanova third with a time of 6:36.33 In the 200 medley relay, Villanova topped the podium in 1:28.53, with Xavier taking second, and Seton Hall third.

In the Women’s three-meter springboard event freshman, Taylor Jackson from Seton Hall is the Big East Champion with a score of 546.00. She led after the preliminaries and again in the finals.  Georgetown though –  dominated the team scoring taking second, third, fourth and seventh places.  Villanova placed fifth and Providence sixth.

On Thursday, the Championships will go all day with Men’s one-meter preliminaries starting at 10 am. Swimming prelims follow in the afternoon – with finals starting at 6 pm.

Standings after day 1:


  • Georgetown 125
  • Villanova 105
  • Seton Hall 83
  • Providence 67
  • Xavier 64
  • Butler 54


  • Villanova 72
  • Seton Hall 72
  • Georgetown 64
  • Xavier 64
  • Providence 56

Gerry Dunn is a “Diving Dad” and resides in Washington, D.C. Gerry continues to dive competitively and is Chairman at US Masters Diving. Want to share your thoughts? E-mail him at [email protected]  

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