Swimming Shines At House Of Champions

Junior Anne Frigo was one of several Musketeers top post a win at the House of Champions meet.

Junior Anne Frigo was one of several Musketeers top post a win at the House of Champions meet.

Nov. 12, 2011


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Xavier swim team wrapped up a strong performance at the IUPUI House of Champions meet Saturday afternoon. The XU men took first out of eight teams while the women placed second. Freshman Carolyn Stewart was one of several first place finishers when she took tops in the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.85.

Also in women's action Erin Kirby took first place in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 17:55.64. Junior Anne Frigo won the 100 freestyle in 53.31, and freshman Samantha Sloand was second in the 200 backstroke in 2:08.44.

Kirby also placed second in the 500 freestyle finals by just one second in 5:11.10. In the 200 medley relay, Stewart and Frigo teamed with Courtney Shields and Maddie Day to finish second in 1:48.69.

In men's action, the Musketeers ran roughshod over the competition. XU placed first in 12 events during Saturday's competition including sweeping the top three spots in the 500 free, 200 individual medley, 400 IM and 1650 free.

Sam Conchuratt, Pablo Morejon, Armando Moss and John Kinney won the 200 free relay in 1:25.69. In the 500 free, freshman Kiernan McGeehan led David Gordon and Alex Huff to sweep the top three spots.



Senior Michael Zennedjian was first in the 200 IM and was followed by Conchuratt and Chad Thompson in second and third respectively. Zennedjian also led the way in the 400 IM with a time of 4:11.43 and was followed by Thompson and Jared Ness in second and third.

Conchuratt took the top spot in the 100 fly in 51.33, Eric Dirvin was first in the 200 free, Chadeau Wilson won the 100 breaststroke and McGeehan, Gordon and Huff had a repeat performance in the 1650 free.

The Musketeers will take the rest of November off to prepare for the annual Akron Zippy Invitational. Competition at Akron runs December 2 through 4.