Day One of the Big East Swimming and Diving Championships proved not only a successful day for the Villanova Women, but a record setting one as well.
The Lady Cats dominated the 800 freestyle relay, beating both Georgetown and Seton Hall by 14 seconds with a time of 7:11.36. Not only did the foursome of Alexandra Fabbri, Taylor Wilson, Millcent Routledge, and Elise Pidutti claim the conference title in the event, they also established a new pool record at the SPIRE Institute in Ohio. The time was also ten seconds better than Nova’s time in the seeding. The biggest key to the relay team’s success was the fact all four swimmers achieved splits under 1:50, with Fabbri coming in at 1:45.66 on the first leg. Your text to link…
But Villanova was not done there. Fabbri and Wilson returned with Darby Goodwin and Heather Farley to get the win in a very hotly contested 200 medley relay. The Lady Cats finished with a time of 1:40.05, while Xavier took second at 1:41.90 and Georgetown ended up in third place with a time of 1:43.02.
Even with these impressive victories, Villanova ended the first day of the Big East Championships in second place with 105 points. Georgetown has the top spot with 125 points, while Seton Hall is a distant third with 83 points.