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Massachusetts and St. Bonaventure Lead After Day One of the A-10 Swimming & Diving Championships

Release: 02/18/2015
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Courtesy: Atlantic 10 Conference

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GENEVA, OHIO – Massachusetts and St. Bonaventure are tied atop the men’s leaderboard, while the Massachusetts women lead the way after day one of the 2015 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships.

Massachusetts and defending A-10 Champion, St. Bonaventure, are currently tied for first with 74 points. Following them in the standings are George Mason (62), Davidson (56), George Washington (54), La Salle (50), Fordham (48) and Saint Louis (32).

The UMass men’s team, runner-up from the 2014 championship, finished first in the 800-yd freestyle relay with a time of 6:31.86. They also finished second in the 200-yd medley relay (1:29.72).

St. Bonaventure, the defending A-10 Men’s Champions, finished first in the 200-yd medley relay with a time of 1:28.86. The Bonnies finished second to UMass in the 800-yd freestyle with a time of 6:33.55.

The Minutewomen lead the way with 139 points after capturing the top four spots and five of the top six in the Women’s 1-meter dive. Freshman Emma Roush finished first in the event with a score of 268.35. Roush was joined on the medal stand by teammates Rachel Dushman and Mac Eckhardt. UMass also finished fourth and fifth respectively in the 800-yd freestyle relay and the 200-yd medley relay.

Following Massachusetts in the standings after day one are Richmond (101), La Salle (78), Davidson (69), Duquesne (64), Fordham (60), George Mason (54), Saint Louis (44), Rhode Island (42) and George Washington (14).

Competing in their first A-10 Swimming Championship, the Davidson women’s 800-yd freestyle relay team set a new A-10 Conference and Championship record with a time of 7:16.81. The time was also a SPIRE Institute pool record.

The championships resume tomorrow morning with the preliminary events beginning at 10:00 am followed by finals at 6:30 pm.

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