Cardinals open season vs. American and George Washington

WASHINGTON – CUA began its 2011-12 season on Friday evening with an un-scored meet vs. American and George Washington inside the DuFour Center.  Joanna Ladas finished third in the 500 free, while Dominic Grillo posted a fourth place finish in the 50 free to lead the Cardinals individually.

In the women’s events, Ladas crossed in third in the 500 free with a time of 5:23.50

Julia Wisler finished seventh in the 200 IM, finishing in 2:22.03, while Ladas posted a ninth place finish with a time of 2:22.25.  Wisler later placed sixth in the 50 free, touching in a time of 25.69 seconds.

Nicole Digiacinto recorded a 17th place finish in the 50 free, posting a time of 27.41.

On the men’s side, Grillo placed fourth in the 50 free with a time of 22.38, with Stephen Gill (15), Brendan Reilly (16) and Caleb Capozella (17) coming in 15th through 17th place.

Capozella also finished 14th in the 200 IM, with a time of 2:05.96.

These same three teams will get together on Saturday for another unscored meet.  Action begins at noon with the final meet slated for 5 p.m.  American will show live video of the 5:00 meet here.