Villanova senior Kelly Montesi took the next event, the women’s 200 IM, in a ‘B’ performance of 1:59.24.
Villanova’s Kelly Montesi will again be a crucial factor for the Wildcats as they seek a ninth-straight Big East title in Long Island.
Cincinnati swept both the men’s and women’s meets against Xavier on Friday, during the team’s Senior Day. The divers competed against themselves.
The Villanova women have earned their 8th-consecutive Big East title while the Xavier men made it a three-peat in 2021, earning their sixth title in 8 years.
The UConn women highlighted Friday’s finals with 4 event wins, including two 1-2 finishes and the 400 medley relay win. They now trail Villanova by 41 points.
Andrew Martin (500 FR) and Christian Thomas (50 FR) picked up individual wins for Xavier before their 200 free relay, jumping Villanova for the lead.
The Seton Hall men’s 800 free relay was disqualified after starting the meet off by winning the 200 medley relay, going from 1st to 4th in the team standings.
The Lords had nine individual event winners in a 198-96 dual meet win against Xavier, while the Ladies chalked up seven event wins in a 154-139 victory.
The Akron women defended their home pool and captured the crown after two days of competition at the second annual Akron Zips Classic.
Xavier swimming opened up its fall schedule with strong performances at the Butler Double Duals, collecting victories on both the men’s and women’s side.
The Villanova men are in the lead after the first day of competition at the Big East Championships with 116 points, while Villanova and Xavier women share the top spot with 74 points.
The Miami University swimming and diving program dominated start to finish in a dual meet versus Xavier on Saturday afternoon on Senior Day.