Jan. 13, 2018
VILLANOVA, Pa.— The Villanova men’s swimming and diving team earned their first BIG EAST win over Providence on Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats routed the Friars 135-66.
In the 200-medley relay, three Villanova relay squads took the top three spots.
- 1st place: Andrew Kelley, Tyler Nussbaum, Stephen Krecsmar, and Jake Hoin (1:33.38)
- 2nd place: Justin Cucchi, JJ Strain, Chris Paynter, and Nick Spina (1:34.78)
- 3rd place: Will Ritchie, Logan Ziegler, Jordan Fetterman, Dominic Nazzaro (1:40.01)
John Davidson improved his time in the 1,000 freestyle as he earned first place with a time of 9:55.14. JP Naughton captured two first place finishes in the 200 freestyle (1:43.98) and 500 freestyle (4:49.47). His 200 freestyle time is his season high in this event. Nick Spina also set a new season top time in the 50 freestyle (21.51) and earned third place in the 100 freestyle (48.71).
Next up for the Wildcats is are back –to-back dual meets. The men will face BIG EAST opponent UConn on Friday and will host Ursinus on Saturday.