Oct. 29, 2016
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University swimming & diving teams returned to McCarthy Pool on Saturday afternoon and earned a pair of victories over Davidson College. The Hoya women won, 170.5-129.5, while the men edged the Wildcats, 156-144.
The Hoyas got off to a quick start in the 200-yard medley relay, taking first and third place. The quartet of Katie Ducalf (Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greeley), Molly Fitzpatrick (Manchester, N.J./The Derryfield School), Kelleigh Haley (Potomac, Md./Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart) and Morgan Conley (Winnetka, Ill./Chatham/New Trier School [N.J.]) touched the wall in 1:47.61 to earn the two-second victory.
Duncalf also won a pair of individual events, placing first in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke. In the 100, she was the only swimmer to touch the wall under a minute, finishing in 57.77. She won by more than four seconds in the 200 with a time of 2:06.5.
Conley also took first in a pair of races, sweeping both the 50- and 100-yard freestyles. She outstretched her opponent by .22 seconds in the 50, touching the wall in 24.45 seconds. In the 100, her margin of victory was just .28 as she won with a time of 54.24.
Fitzpatrick claimed victory in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:19.13. She also finished second in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard IM.
Laine Morgan (Miami, Fla./Ransom Everglades School) earned Georgetown's only other swimming victory in the 100-yard butterfly, touching the wall in 58.56 seconds to win by .73 seconds. She also placed second in the 100-yard backstroke.
Elizabeth Miller (Wayland, Mass./Wayland) and Sarah Jaklitsch (Hingham, Mass./Notre Dame Academy) finished first and second, respectively, in both the 1-and 3-meter diving.
The trio of Cristina Barrett (Chatham, N.J./Chatham), Madeleine Quinn (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset Jr.-Sr.) and Olivia Schubert (Staten Island, N.Y./Saint Joseph Hill Academy) all earned valuable points for the Hoyas by taking second, third and fourth, respectively, in both the 500- and 1,000-yard freestyle races. In the same way, Annie Valentine (Dearborn, Mich./Farmington Hills Mercy), Haley and Lauren Henasey (Newtown, Pa./Germantown Academic) also placed second, third and fourth in the 200-yard butterfly.
Like the women's squad, the GU men also got started on the right track with a close victory in the 200-yard medley relay. The group of Henry Hollinshead (Raleigh, N.C./Green Hope), Arthur Wang (Wilmington, Del./Charter School of Wilmington), Martin Vanin (Cali, Colombia/Colegio Bolivar) and Will Leach (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central) held off a late Davidson charge to win in 1:34.61.
Wang also took home victory in the 100-yard breaststroke, touching the wall in 59.48 to win by less than a half second. He also placed second in the 200-yard breaststroke.
Jack Calderwood (Houston, Texas/Strake Jesuit College Prep) and Hollinshead took first and second in the 100-yard backstroke with times of 52.29 and 52.59, respectively. Hollinshead also touched the wall first in the 200-yard backstroke in 1:53.57.
Evan Grey (Williston, Vt./Champlain Valley Union) won by a margin of just over a second in the 500-yard freestyle, finishing in a time of a 4:49.38.
David Chung (Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough) and Vanin took the top two spots in the 100-yard butterfly with times of 51.63 and 51.72, respectively. Vanin narrowly edged his Davidson opponent by .02 seconds to place second. Ryan Blom (Hershey, Pa./Milton Hershey), Jared Cooper-Vespa (Orange, Conn./The Hopkins School) and Griffin Edmonds (Norwalk, Conn./New Canaan) swept the top three spots in the 1-meter diving. In the 3-meter event, Blom again placed first while Edmonds finished seconds and Cooper-Vespa third.