Dec. 6, 2004
PRINCETON, N.J.--On December 3-5, 2004 the Villanova men's and women's swimming and diving squads participated in the Princeton Swimming & Diving Invitational, with the women placing fifth overall and the men placing seventh. Both the men and women posted several top ten finishes.
On the women's side, sophomore Jenny Sommerville won the 1,650-yard freestyle on Sunday, finishing in 16:38.51. Sommerville also placed fourth in the 500-yard freestyle (4:56.18) on Friday. Freshman Caitlin Regan had three top ten finishes, placing third in the 400 IM (4:26.27), fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:22.44) and seventh in the 200 IM (2:07.96).
Sophomore Kristina Lennox had a third place finish in the 200 free (1:51.75) and placed fourth in the 200 fly (2:04.86). Trista Felty finished seventh in the 200 free (1:54.61) and tenth in the 1,650-yard freestyle (17:28.13). Charysse Johnston finished tenth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:07.59) while Tori Delollo placed second in both the 100-and 200-yard backstroke events with times of 56.75 and 2:02.92, respectively. Delollo also placed sixth in the 100-yard free (52.29).
Lauren Schulman and Carolyn Gusick both had top ten finishes in the 1,650 free. Schulman placed fourth (17:02.52) while Gusick finished ninth (17:27.87). Finishing off the top ten finishes was Annie Kelley, who placed ninth in the 200 fly (2:05.99).
On the men's side, Bryan Rivera finished seventh in the 200 free (1:43.77) and fourth in the 1,650 free (16:17.68). Dave Drysdale placed seventh in the 100-yard breaststroke (59.17) and tenth in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:09.43) and Joe Mechak finished seventh in the 200 fly (1:56.12). The 200 medley relay team of Ryan McKenna, Dave Drysdale, Mike McLaughlin and Matt McLaughlin placed eighth overall. The 200 free relay team of Mike Kernicky, Mike Phinney, Jim Harrell and McLaughlin placed sixth overall.
Swimming and diving returns to action when they head to College Park, Md. on Jan. 14-16 for a tri-meet with Maryland, North Carolina State, and Big East rival Pittsburgh.