Iona Sets 9 School Records in Sweep of Providence

Providence vs. Iona

  • Nov. 1, 2019
  • Providence, R.I.
  • Men: Iona 167-113
  • Women: Iona 156-132
  • Results

Courtesy: Iona Athletics

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Iona College men’s and women’s swimming and diving team traveled to Providence College Friday afternoon and came away with a pair of wins, as well as nine new school records.

Swimming at the Friar’s 25-meter pool, as opposed to the traditional NCAA 25-yard course, the Gael men handled the Big East program 167-113. The Maroon & Gold took 11 of the 16 events in the contest. The Iona women posted a dramatic, 156-132 win, roaring back with five consecutive wins after trailing by 11 points following the one-meter diving event.

Sophomore Jackson Madonia made the biggest mark on the men’s side, winning the 200-meter breaststroke and individual medley races, setting new school marks of 2:24.71 and 2:10.47. The breaststroke clocking lowered the 2010 mark held by Iona’s MAAC Champion Chris Yacobacci; Madonia’s IM time lowered classmate Aidan Holbrook‘s mark of 2:10.99 set at Fairfield in January of last season. Junior Spencer Moran led off the evening by winning the 200-medley relay with a record of 27.48 for his portion of the 50-meter backstroke leg and also took the 100 and 200-meter backstroke races with respective times of 58.72 and 2:08.45.

Other winners on the men’s side included senior Matthew Anderson in the 800-meter freestyle at 8:39.20; Daniel Hadary in the 200M Free and 400M Free at 1:57.40 and 4:11.47, respectively; Holbrook in the 100-freestyle at 53.53 and Jalen Ramjohn in the 100-butterfly at 56.74.

Freshman Meghan Pattison had the best day of her first season, setting a pair of new team records taking in the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke at 1:05.81 and 2:25.58. Classmate Grace Curry re-wrote the record books in the backstroke events with a new leadoff mark in the 50-backstroke in the medley relay at 31.13. Fellow rookie Taylor Spillman took the 200-butterfly for the second week in a row, with a new team record of 2:25.40.

Not to be outdone, senior Alyssa Chain lowered her own mark in the 100-meter butterfly by two seconds, winning the event at 1:05.54. Junior Isabella Pabon did the same in the 200-IM, finishing in 2:25.40.

Other winners on the women’s side included freshman Isabella Nicholson in the 200-freestyle and 400-freestyle with respective times of 2:10.12 and 4:36.13. Classmate Julia Moser claimed both the 100-breaststroke at 1:16.76 and the 200-breast at 2:46.48.

“Both Coach Dorsey and I were really pleased the way our team responded today,” head coach Nick Cavataro said. “After a heavy practice week, to travel to Rhode Island for the second time in a week; swimming in short course meter pool, which we rarely get to do, we couldn’t have asked for better results.”

The Gaels return to action next Friday at the Hynes Pool, for their first MAAC meet, welcoming Monmouth at 4:00 p.m.

Courtesy: Providence Athletics

Providence, R.I. – The Providence College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams hosted Iona College on Friday, Nov. 1. Both the Friar men and women were unable to hold pace with the Gaels.

The Score
MEN: Iona 167, Providence 113
WOMEN: Iona 156, Providence 132

Venue
Taylor Natatorium | Providence, R.I.

Top Finishers
MEN
-100 Meter Breaststroke | Kevin Hood | 1:06.20 | 1st
-200 Meter Freestyle | Justin Viotto | 2:08.63 | 1st
-50 Meter Freestyle | Brian Cantin | 24.10 | 1st
-1 Meter Dive | Griffin Conley | 255.07| 1st
-1 Meter Dive | Griffin Conley | 274.65| 1st

WOMEN
-200 Meter Medley | Sally Alrutz, Hannah Weber, Lily Dimmig, Lauren Zawacki | 2:03.00 | 1st
-800 Meter Freestyle | Elizabeth Murray | 9:36.58 | 1st
-100 Meter Backstroke | Sally Alrutz | 1:05.41 | 1st
-1 Meter Diving | Avery Pisani | 231.97 | 1st
-100 Meter Freestyle | Taylor Loud | 1:00.23 | 1st
-200 Meter Backstroke | Sally Alrutz | 2:21.68 | 1st
-1 Meter Diving | Avery Pisani | 226.50 | 1st

Next Up
Providence College men’s and women’s swimming and diving are back in the pool tomorrow as they face Fairfield University. Diving is set to begin at 11:00 a.m.; swimming will begin at 1:00 p.m.

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