Catholic Men’s and Women’s Swimming Finishes with Highest Finish Ever

WASHINGTON – The Catholic University men's and women's swimming team concluded the three-day Landmark Conference Swimming and Diving Championships on Sunday, Feb. 9 boasting third place finishes on both sides with duos first highest matching finish ever, as well as numerous broken records.

The women concluded the meet with 540 points behind champions Susquehanna (718 pts.) and The University of Scranton (574.5 pts.), while the men gathered 573 points behind conference champions United States Merchant Marine (950 pts.) and Susquehanna (577 pts.).

Awards

Men's Rookie of the Year: Guido Saccaggi

Women's Rookie of the Year: Christine Loughery

Women's Swimmer of the Year: Joanna Ladas/Julia Wisler (tie)

Women's Coaching Staff of the Year: Paul Waas, Marley Kaylor and Luciana Maggiolo

Event Winners

Joanna Ladas: 500 freestyle | 1650 freestyle

Julia Wisler: 50 freestyle | 100 freestyle

Christine Loughery: 200 freestyle

Ladas, Loughery, Elizabeth Malia and Wisler: 800 freestyle relay*

Dominic Grillo: 50 freestyle

Guido Saccaggi: 500 freestyle** | 400IM** | 1650 freestyle*

* denotes pool, meet and conference record | ** denotes pool and meet record

School Records

Julia Wisler: 50 freestyle (24.57)

Dominic Grillo: 50 freestyle (21.18)

Guido Saccaggi: 400IM (4:04.56)

Joe Cihak: 100 breaststroke (58.95)

Guido Saccaggi: 1000 freestyle (9:52.29)

Guido Saccaggi: 1650 freestyle (16:16.92)

Grillo, Matt Wagner,  Nick Haas and Cihak: 200 freestyle relay (1:25.05)

Nicole DiGiacinto, Breanna Molinaro, Loughery and Wisler: 400 medley relay (4:04.71)

Caleb Capozella, Cihak, Grillo and Wagner: 200 medley relay (1:34.93)

Ladas, Loughery, Malia and Wisler: 800 freestyle relay (7:57.62)

Capozella, Haas, Mark Solace and Saccaggi: 800 freestyle relay (7:04.83)

Ladas, Loughery, DiGiacinto and Wisler 400 freestyle (3:38.68)

Capozella, Wagner, Saccaggi and Cihak: 400 freestyle (3:10.07)

-CUA-

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