Swimming & Diving

Hoyas Earn Four Silver Medals, Breaks One Program Record on Day One of BIG EAST Championships

Feb. 18, 2015


ITHACA, N.Y. - The Georgetown University swimming & diving team broke one program records and earned four silver medals on the first night of the BIG EAST Championships on Wednesday at the Ithaca College Athletics and Events Center Aquatics Pavilion.

Through five events the Georgetown men have 99 points, behind only Seton Hall with 115. On the women's side the Hoyas have 64 points, behind Villanova (80) and Xavier (66).

The Georgetown women's 800-yard freestyle relay team opened the evening, as junior Erica Fabbri (Yardley, Pa./Villa Marie Joseph), junior Nicole Tronolone (Fayetteville, N.C./Terry Sanford), freshman Christine Ryan (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) and freshman Bailey Page (Brentwood, Tenn./Ravenwood) earned a silver medal and set a program record finishing in a time of 7:27.56. GU finished behind Villanova.

The Georgetown men's 800-yard freestyle relay team of freshman Daniel Ross (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Twp.), sophomore David Chung (Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough), freshman Chandler Hinson (Chattanooga, Tenn./The Baylor School) and junior Cal Rohde (Greenwich, Conn./Peddie School) followed with a silver medal of their own finishing in 6:42.99, behind Xavier.

Sophomore diver Jared Cooper-Vespa (Orange, Conn./The Hopkins School) earned a silver medal in the one-meter diving competition with a score of 558.05.

Georgetown's 200-yard medley relay concluded the evening by taking silver, as the foursome of senior Michael Young (Fredericksburg, Va./Massaponex), Chung, sophomore Martin Vanin (Cali, Colombia/Colegio Bolivar) and sophomore William Leach (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central) finished in a time of 1:31.52.

Competition resumes on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. Coverage of the BIG EAST Swimming & Diving Championships is available on The BIG EAST Digital Network (BEDN) through Fox Sports. To access the Fox Sports Go app on your mobile or tablet you can download it for free from the Fox website (http://www.foxsports.com/foxsportsgo/), ITunes and the App Store. Once you've downloaded the app you will be taken to the Fox Sports Go landing page. To access BIG EAST content simply click on "All Channels" and select the BIG EAST tab. To access the Fox Sports Go website on your desktop you have to confirm your cable subscription. Enter your username and password obtained from your cable provider.

For schedules, updates, live results and live coverage links please visit the BIG EAST Swimming & Diving Championship Central Page on BIGEAST.com.

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