Providence College vs. Maine Women Ends with a Tie


  • Jan. 25, 2020
  • Hosted by Providence College
  • Short Course Yards
  • Full Results



  1. Providence College 150
  2. Maine 150


  1. Providence College 195
  2. Maine 99


Providence, R.I. – Providence College men’s and women’s swimming and diving hosted the University of Maine. The men earned their second consecutive victory and the women finished in a tie.

As senior day for the Friars, the two senior men (PK BranniganChris Centrella) and five senior women (Erin BoyleAmanda GaccioneKerry McCannCJ McCartinAvery Pisani) were recognized before the meet.

On the men’s side, four new program records were set during the meet. Freshman Kevin Hood improved the program standard in the 100-meter breaststroke reaching the wall in 1:04.95. Justin Viotto, with a time of 2:06.78, set a new team record in the 200-meter butterfly.

Each of the men’s relays were also fast enough to best the previous program records. The 200-meter medley relay consisting of Aidan HughesKevin HoodAndrew Ferrell and Brian Cantin improved the program best to 1:47.03. Hughes and Cantin were joined by Brannigan and Jack Armstrong in the 200-meter freestyle relay where they set a program record with a 1:36.56 effort.

The Score
MEN: Providence 195, Maine 99
WOMEN: Providence 150, Maine 150

Taylor Natatorium | Providence, R.I.

Top Finishers
-200 Meter Medley Relay | Aidan HughesKevin HoodAndrew FerrellBrian Cantin | 1:47.03 | 1st
-800 Meter Freestyle | Justin Viotto | 8:41.03 | 1st
-200 Meter Freestyle | Jack Armstrong | 1:57.73 | 1st
-100 Meter Breaststroke | Kevin Hood | 1:04.95 | 1st
-200 Meter Butterfly | Justin Viotto | 2:06.78 | 1st
-1 Meter Diving | Griffin Conley | 255.90 | 1st
-200 Meter Backstroke | Aidan Hughes | 2:11.05 | 1st
-200 Meter Breaststroke | Kevin Hood | 2:28.60 | 1st
-400 Meter Freestyle | Justin Viotto | 4:12.66 | 1st
-100 Meter Butterfly | Andrew Ferrell | 58:28 | 1st
-200 Meter IM | Liam Casey-Minnick | 2:14.43 | 1st
-200 Meter Freestyle Relay | Aidan HughesJack ArmstrongPK BranniganBrian Cantin | 1:36.56 | 1st

-800 Meter Freestyle | Elizabeth Murray | 9:38.36 | 1st
-200 Meter Freestyle | Taylor Loud | 2:12.16 | 1st
-100 Meter Backstroke | Sally Alrutz | 1:06.13 | 1st
-200 Meter Backstroke | Sally Alrutz | 2:25.25 | 1st
-400 Meter Freestyle | Jennie Bankes | 4:41.15 | 1st
-100 Meter Butterfly | Sally Alrutz | 1:06.55 | 1st

Next Up
The Friars will travel to New Providence, N.J. for their final regular season meet of the season against Seton Hall and Georgetown. The tri-meet between the Friars, Pirates, and Hoyas is set to take place on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.


Providence, R.I. — PhilAnn Dixon broke her own school-record in the 1-meter dive with a final score of 272.17 as the Black Bears finished in a tie, 150-150, at Providence College on Saturday in the regular season finale for the Black Bears.

Dixon also took home first place in the second of two 1-meter competitions on the day, this time winning with a score of 264.00.

The Black Bears swept both relay events while capturing seven individual victories during Saturday’s competition.

Valentina Rengifo paced the Black Bears with an impressive day in the pool which saw her reach the podium three times with a pair of victories. Rengifo touched the wall first in both the 200 meter butterfly (2:26.45) and the 200 meter IM (2:25.61) while bringing home a third place finish in the 100 meter butterfly at 1:07.14.

Ines Khiyara won the 200 meter breaststroke with a time of 2:42.18 while finishing third in the 200 meter IM (2:28.31) and the 200 meter freestyle (2:12.34) events.

Morgan Bui scored a victory in the 100 meter breaststroke at 1:16.39 and placed as the runner-up in the 200 meter breaststroke with a time of 2:46.43. Emma Blair also picked up a win and a second place finish as she captured top honors in the 50 meter freestyle at 27.27 before taking runner-up honors in the 100 meter freestyle (1:00.02).

Caroline Strolic touched the wall second in both the 100 meter breaststroke (1:16.59) and 200 meter IM (2:27.69) while Kayla Loughman nabbed Maine’s sixth victory, placing first in the 100 meter freestyle with a winning mark of 59.60.

Maine was dominant in both freestyle events. The team of Strolic, Bui, Blair and Rita Chen won the 200 meter medley relay with a final time of 2:01.58. Blair, Chen, Loughman and Khiyara joined forced to take home first place in the 200 meter freestyle relay at 1:49.57.

Maine is back in action on Thursday, Feb. 13 when it begins the four-day America East championship competition at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass.


Providence, R.I. — Andy Sprague led the Black Bears with a pair of victories as Maine came up short at Providence College, dropping its regular season finale by a final of 195-99 on Saturday afternoon.

Sprague set the tone for the Black Bears as he scored victories in both the 50 meter freestyle (23.73) and the 100 meter freestyle (53.06) while finishing as the runner-up in the 200 meter freestyle event at 1:58.88.

Liam Blair added a first place finish for Maine, pacing the field in the 100 meter backstroke with a final time of 58.74. Blair also added a third place finish in the 200 meter backstroke, touching the wall at 2:15.34.

Thomas Lafrance chipped in two runner-up showings, placing second in the 800 meter freestyle in 8:48.56 and touching the wall as the runner-up in the 400 meter freestyle at 4:16.49.

Riley Clark led the way for Maine on the diving boards, scoring a first place finish in second of two 1-meter events with a score of 257.40. Clark added a runner-up showing in the first 1-meter event of the day at 254.70.

The Black Bear 200 meter medley relay team of Blair, Kazu TempleCameron Kubik and Kevin Arpin captured first place honors in the event with a winning time of 1:49.80. Sprague, Blair, Arpin and Jacob Ketch put together a runner-up showing in the 200 meter freestyle relay event, touching the wall at 1:36.63.

Maine returns to action on Thursday, Feb. 13 when it begins the four-day America East Championships at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass.

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