INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 19, 2009) - University of Connecticut junior John Hogan (Walkersville, Md.) won the consolation final in the men's 500-yard freestyle in a time of 4:27.11 as the second day of the BIG EAST Conference Swimming and Diving Championships concluded on Thursday. The time for Hogan was a new school record breaking the mark of Marshal Livingstone with a 4:28.13 in 2002-03.
Senior Adrian Astiz (Rockville, Md.) was sixth in the men's 200-yard IM final with a time of 1:48.71 for the men's team. Astiz set a school record with a 1:48.31 in the preliminaries -- topping the mark of 1:50.05 set by Tristan Jones in 2006-07.
The event continues through Saturday. UConn is in sixth place in both the men's and women's competition after two days while Notre Dame leads both.
The UConn women were led by freshman Caitlin Gallagher (Lawrence, Kansas), who finished sixth in the finals of the 200-yard IM in a time of 2:03.25. Senior Lisa Shelps (Quakertown, Pa.) was fourth in the 200-yad IM consolation final in a time of 2:04.10.
Senior diver Liza Marianni (Cherry Hill, N.J.) finished eighth in the one-meter diving with a score of 234.00. Sophomore Jessica Hovancik (Valatie, N.Y.) was first in the B results for one-meter diving with a score of 230.10.
BIG EAST Web Coverage/Live Streaming
The BIG EAST Conference will be expanding its Web site coverage and streaming production of the 2009 Swimming & Diving Championships. For the first time, a live play-by-play announcer and multiple cameras (including an underwater camera) will be available to help bring users even closer to the action than ever before.
Fans can subscribe to for one low price to catch all of the action from the comfort of their home computer. There are flexible subscription options available:
- Purchase a Swimming & Diving sport-specific package for a one-time price of $9.95. This allows users full access only for the championship to which they have subscribed.
- Gain an all-access pass to all premium content (all sports) for 30 days with a recurring monthly subscription of $9.95/month.
- Get the best value by subscribing to an annual subscription, which gives fans access to all content for the entire 2008-09 season for $79.95.
To start the seamless registration process, visit and click “sign-up”.
For all of the BIG EAST’s coverage of the Swimming & Diving Championships, visit the 2009 Championship Central page at . Championship Central will contain a live scoreboard feed and results, photo galleries, recaps and will house all video archives.
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