Swimming Competes at New England Catholic Invite
Courtesy: ICGaels.com  
Release: Friday 10/19/2012
CHESTNUT HILL, MA – The Iona College men’s and women’s swimming and diving program completed the Day One of the New England Catholic Invite and finished with three top-three performers. 

Junior Justin Grigull took first in the men’s 100-Free with an impressive time of 48.00. 

Freshman Scott Martin placed third in the men’s 1,000-Free with a time of 10:20.47.  Senior Zachary Benoit picked up an eighth place finish at 10:47.52. Classmate Victoria Ponzo finished eighth in the 1,000-Free at 11:17.92. 

Senior Chris Yacobacci finished fourth in the men’s 200-IM at 2:01.52, with freshmen Vincent DiNapoli and Brandon Hadhazy finishing ninth and tenth, respectively. 

In the women’s 400-yard Medley Relay, juniors Maria Skeivys, Kerri-Anne Dodenhoff, Bridget Doughty, and freshman Mary Ellen Mangione finished in fourth place with a time of 4:09.13. In the men’s Medley Relay, junior Tyler Elfert along with Hadhazy, Yacobacci and Grigull finished in third with a time of 3:38.97 just ahead of hosts Boston College. 

Freshman Leigh Mussleman took fourth in the women’s 200-IM at 2:16.13 and Mangione finished in sixth at 2:17.51. 

The men’s 200-Free squad finished in sixth place and the women’s squad finished in seventh. 

The Gaels will complete the New England Catholic Invite on Saturday afternoon. 


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