George Washington, Duquesne Top The Leaderboard After Day One of the A-10 Swimming and Diving Championships
GENEVA, Ohio - George Washington is leading the way for the men, while the Duquesne women sit atop the leaderboard after day one of the 2018 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships at the SPIRE Institute.
The Colonials are in first place with 118 points. Trailing them in the standings are La Salle (104), Massachusetts (88), George Mason (81), Saint Louis (69), Fordham (58), St. Bonaventure (57), and Davidson (52).
On the men’s side, two conference records were broken. George Washington broke the 200-yard medley relay record with a time of 1:27.47, finishing almost a second ahead of second place. That team consisted of Gustav Hokfelt, Tommi Wolst, Emils Pone, and Alex Auster. La Salle’s Dylan Yurasits set a new conference mark with a 1-meter dive score of 348.5 points.
In one of the most exciting races of the night, the Saint Louis completed a comeback to finish first in the men’s 800-yard freestyle. Isaiah Williams completed the winning pass coming down the homestretch, to touch the wall in 6:32.50.
Duquesne leads the way for the women with 72 points. Following them in the standings are Richmond (68), George Washington (64), Fordham (62), Massachusetts (52), George Mason (52), St. Bonaventure (52), Saint Louis (40), La Salle (36), Rhode Island (36), and Davidson (26).
In the first event of the night, the Dukes claimed victory in the women’s 200-yard medley relay, narrowing out Richmond. Duquesne touched the wall in 1:40.75 compared to Richmond’s 1:40.99.
Later in the night, the Dukes claimed third in the 800-yard freestyle relay, finishing in 7:18.71.
Gemma Atherley, Abbey Fusco, Jackie Torrez, and Emily Zhang Jr of George Washington won the 800-yard freestyle in a record-breaking time of 7:15.43. In doing so, it was the third and final record broke on the first night of the championships.
All A-10 teams are back in action Thursday morning with swimming prelims starting at 10:00 am, and finals starting at 6:30 pm.