First Day Of BIG EAST Quad Meet Completed

Lachezar Shumkov won two event for UConn on Friday.
Lachezar Shumkov won two event for UConn on Friday. UCONNHUSKIESDOTCOM

Oct. 28, 2011


STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut freshman Lachezar Shumkov (Sofia, Bulgaria) won the 100-yard breaststroke in 58.14 seconds and the 200-yard IM in 1:58.73 in the first day of a four-way swimming and diving meet between BIG EAST schools UConn, Rutgers, Georgetown and Villanova. The event concludes on Saturday starting at 10:00 a.m.

UConn leads the Villanova men 130-55 and the Georgetown men 137-46. Villanova leads the Georgetown men 105-78. The UConn women trail the Villanova women 97-89, are tied with Rutgers 93-93 and lead Georgetown 160-26. Rutgers leads Villanova 100-86 and Georgetown 167-19 while Villanova leads Georgetown 146-40.

Junior Karim Zayed won the 200-yard freestyle for the UConn men in 1:42.25 while sophomore Keith Piper (Naperville, Ill.) won the 100-yard backstroke in 52.31 seconds. Junior Grant Fecteau (Delmar , N.Y.) won the three-meter diving with 324.40 points.

Junior Danielle Cecco (Hicksville, N.Y.) won the one-meter diving on the women's side with 305.30 points. Sophomore Kati Kyle (Lithia, Fla.) won the 100-yard backstroke in 57.46 seconds while freshman Chinyere Pigot won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.56. This time set a new pool record for the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium.