PITTSBURGH - The University of Connecticut men's and women's swimming teams completed competition on Friday at the third day of competition at the BIG EAST Championship. The men's team is currently in fifth place with 238 points while the women's team is in eighth place with 163. Notre Dame leads in both the men's and women's team races. The Championship runs through Saturday. Here are some highlights of Friday for UConn.
Sophomore Caitlin Gallagher (Lawrence, Kansas) finished seventh in the 400-yard IM in 4:22.24 to quality for the finals while freshman Mary DeMarrais (Bernardsville, N.J.) was 11th in 4:26.07 to qualify for the consolation finals. Gallagher finished eighth in the finals at 4:28.08 while DeMarrais won the consolation final in 4:22.30.
Sophomore Anna Drinka (San Antonio, Texas) was 11th in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.13 to qualify for the consolation finals. Drinka won the consolation final in 1:03.69.
Freshman Kim Fleming (Mississauga, Ont.) finished in 14th place in the 100-yard backstroke in 57.28 to quality for the consolation finals. Fleming was eighth in the consolation final in 58.67 seconds.
On the men's side, junior Tomasz Sobek (Siemianowice Slaskie, Poland) was seventh in the 100-yard breaststroke in 56.50 second to qualify for the finals, where he will be joined by freshman Kyungsoo Yoon (Toronto, Ont.), who was eighth in 56.55. Yoon finished fifth in the final in 55.90 seconds while Sobek was eighth in 56.52.
Junior Alex Davidson (Pointe Claire, Que.) was fourth in the 100-yard backstroke in 49.24 seconds to qualify for the final. Davidson was eighth in the final in 49.76 seconds.
Senior John Hogan (Walkersville, Md.) was 15th in the 100-yard butterfly in 50.31 seconds to qualify for the consolation final while sophomore Matt Connor (Venetia, Pa.) qualified for the consolation finals of the 400-yard IM in a 15th-place time of 4:03.78. Connor finished seventh in the consolation final in 4:04.33. Hogan was sixth in the consolation final in 49.78 seconds.