Several strong performances highlight meet vs. St. Mary's

Several strong performances highlight meet vs. St. Mary's

WASHINGTON – The Cardinals hosted St. Mary’s on Friday evening and had a number of impressive performances.  Justin Kenyon, Dominic Grillo, Caleb Capozella, Joanna Ladas and Julia Wisler won individual events for the Caridinals and the men’s 200-yard medley team also posted a first place finish.  CUA fell to the Seahawks 107-98 on the men’s side in a meet that came down to the last relay, and 132-73 on the women’s side.

On the men’s side, Capozella, Luke Granelli, Grillo and Stephen Gill won the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:41.29.

Kenyon took first in the 1000 free, touching in a time of 10:45.79 and Grillo finished first in the 50 free (22.37).  Capozella earned a first place finish in the 200 IM (2:03.54) and 100 backstroke (55.48).

Evan Hundley (1:47.65) and Steve Henderson (1:54.02) finished third and fourth in the 200 free, while Grillo (57.18), Jakub Deptula (59.79) and Chris LeDonne (1:00.47) came in two-three-four in the 100 butterfly.

In the 100 free, Brendan Reilly placed second in 52.03, and Granelli did the same in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.57.

In women’s action, Ladas won the 1000 free (10:59.04) and 500 free (5:26.56), while Wisler earned a top finish in the 50 free (25.66) and the 100 free (56.62).

The quartet of Nicole DiGiacinto, Katherine Kelly, Rachel Berry and Rose Buckley came in third in the 200 medley relay with a time of 2:01.47, while Ladas, Aubree Guidon, Andrea Durbin and Wisler finished second in the 200 free relay (1:47.18).

Buckley (2:15.17) and Durbin (2:15.50) finished in third and fourth place, respectively, in the 200 free, and Rebechi (2:28.40) and Chelsea Hewitt (2:29.39) placed in those same spots in the 200 IM.

On Saturday, CUA hits the road for its Landmark Conference opener when the Cardinals face Goucher.  Action gets underway beginning at 1 p.m.