Oct. 19, 2013
Siena swimming completed day two of the Catholic Invitational on Saturday in Chestnut Hill. Siena earned 363 points over the two day Invitational to finish fifth out of the nine competing schools. Host school, Boston College won with 938.50 points.
"With the two sessions today, the team competed well. Diving took place today and that helped our team," said Coach Paul Kueterman. "This weekend gave us a good starting point for the year, which we will take and continue to get better and I look forward to our progress."
The Saints competed in 15 swim events and two diving events in day two and earned four top-5 finishes and a total of 13 top-10 finishes. The 200-yard medley relay team of Katherine Canavan, Lauren Daly, Amanda York and Dana Tricarico placed ninth, finishing in 1:58.50. The Saints also had a quality swim from the team of Dory Miller, Kelsey Helin, Jacque Medina and Lea Allen, finishing the 200-medley in 1:59.47 for 12th place.
Jacque Medina had a strong day, placing inside the top-10 in four events. Medina finished second in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:58.90, :01.57 behind Providence College's Jill Mullany. Medina earned her second top-5 finish in the 1,000-yard freestyle, finishing in 11:03.62. Medina finished inside the top-10 in the 200-yard butterfly (2:16.73) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:47.05) with Maggie Fletcher, Emily Carideo and Shannon Love.
Emily Carideoand Amanda York complete the Saints top-5 finishers for the day. Carideo earned fifth in the 400-yard IM (4:50.00). Dory Miller finished the same event in tenth place (4:55.48). Carideo also completed the 200-yard butterfly in 2:16.37 for seventh, her third top-10 finish on the day. York finished third in the 200-yard butterfly, finishing in 2:14.43 and earned a top-10 finish in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:02.37.
Love, Canavan and Fletcher earned individual top-10 finishes. Fletcher completed the 100-yard backstroke in 1:04.23. Canavan finished ninth in the 200 yard backstroke in 2:17.69 and Love swam the 100 yard freestyle in :56.01.
Saturday afternoon included two diving events.Kate Ackert completed both dives for the Saints. Ackert earned 124.75 points on her first dive at the one-meter board and finished 11th with 105.80 on the three-meter board.
The Saints performed well and look to improve on some early success when they travel to Holy Cross on Wednesday evening, starting at 7:00 p.m.