Courtney Cox captured two victories
Jan. 22, 2012
FISCHERS, Ind. - The Xavier men's and women's swimming team each finished in second place in its respective divisions at the Butler Invitational. In all 10 Musketeers earned first place individually and three relay teams touched first.
Youngstown State won the women's side with 644.50 total points followed by Xavier at 521. Ball State won the men's division with 730 total points. The Xavier men were in second with 697 points.
Both 200 yard medley relay teams captured first place. The women's team of Carolyn Stewart, Madison Day, Courtney Shields and Anne Frigo finished nearly two seconds faster than the nearest team at 1:49.60. The men's team of David Maxwell, Chadeau Wilson, Sam Conchuratt and Armando Moss also were two seconds faster than the field at 1:34.71. The men's 400 yard freestyle relay team of Conchuratt, Michael Zennedjian, Pablo Morejon and Moss captured first with a time of 3:08.15.
Courtney Cox came in first in the 1650 yard freestyle with a time of 17:45.49, 20 seconds faster than the next competitor. Her counterpart on the men's side Kiernan McGeehan also came in first with a time of 16:30.43. Cox would also turn in a first place performance in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 5:13.67. Alex Huff won the men's race in the same distance at 4:45.96.
Eric Dirvin and Conchuratt came in first and second in the 200 yard freestyle with times of 1:43.89 and 1:44.39 respectively. On the women's side, Anne Frigo won the 100 yard freestyle turning in a 53.39 effort. Moss won that race on the men's side at 47.43, followed closely by Morejon at 48.70.
In the men's 200 yard backstroke, Chad Thompson edged out the Ball State competitor, touching the wall at 1:53.48. Thompson would also win the 200 yard IM with a time of 1:56.23. A time of 59.44 by Courtney Shields earned her a first place finish in the 100 yard butterfly.
The team is next in action on Jan. 28 at Wright State. Stay tuned to GoXavier.com for more information on Xavier men's and women's swimming.