Men's, Women's Swimming Finishes Second At Butler Invitational

Senior Anne Frigo helped lead a spirit Xavier squad in the Butler Invitational. The senior narrowly missed out on a first-place finish in the 100 free.

Senior Anne Frigo helped lead a spirit Xavier squad in the Butler Invitational. The senior narrowly missed out on a first-place finish in the 100 free.

Jan. 27, 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS - Xavier's men's and women's swim teams put together a successful day at the Butler Invitational on Sunday, with both teams earning second-place finishes in the team competition. The women's team finished the four-team meet in second place, trailing Illinois State and besting IUPUI and host-Butler. Wisconsin-Green Bay won the men's side. Xavier finished second, topping Ball State and IUPUI in the process.

"We swam really well as a group and had a lot of in season best times," said head coach Brent MacDonald. "This was a nice confidence boost for our team going into the final four weeks of the season. Watching our team on the pool deck today there was a lot of team support from beginning to end, which I hope means the chemistry is coming together at the right time. We're looking forward to our final meets next weekend and then focusing all our attention on the Atlantic 10 Championship."

Women's Results
Freshman Mackenna Rife won the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 17:37.64. Sophomore Carolyn Stewart touched second in the 100-yard backstroke.

Senior Anne Frigo and freshman Molly Kroeger staked claim to second and third in the women's 100 free. Frigo touched just four one-hundredths of a second behind first place.

Jacquelyn Misanik, a sophomore, swam the 200 back in a time of 2:07.83, earning a second-place finish. Stewart added a fourth-place for the Musketeers in the race. Junior Natalie Hyde put forth a third-place effort in the 200 breaststroke, swimming in a time of 2:29.38.

After winning the 1650 free earlier in the meet, Rife added a second-place finish in the 400 IM.

Men's Results
Just as Rife had done for the women's team, sophomore Kiernan McGeehan claimed the top spot in the men's 1650 free. McGeehan was followed home by sophomore Alex Huff who ensured Xavier claimed first and second in the event. Nick Foster nearly gave the Musketeers the top three spots, coming in fourth.

Senior Sam Conchuratt and sophomore Eric Dirvin also finished one-two in the 200 free. Sophomore Chad Thompson took home first place in the men's 200 back. Joining Thompson in the top three was senior David Maxwell.

Michael Gordon, a sophomore, put forth a second-place showing in the men's 200 breaststroke and fellow sophomore Will Oswald claimed second in the 500 free.

Conchuratt added his second first-place showing in the 100 fly, winning with a time of 50.67. Freshman Knox Hitt touched third in the same event. Dirvin picked up his second runner-up of the day, when he touched second in the 400 IM.

Conchuratt, Thompson, Maxwell and freshman Luke Johanns turned in the top time in the men's 400 free relay to cap off the day.