Courtesy: Atlantic 10 Conference

Pone, Baker Named A-10 Swimming & Diving Performers of the Week

By Atlantic 10 Conference

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – George Washington junior Emils Pone and Massachusetts senior Ansley Baker were named Atlantic 10 Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Performers of the Week, respectively, the league announced Tuesday. St. Bonaventure freshman Matthew Bielobradek and George Washington freshman Andrea Moussier were named Men’s and Women’s Rookies of the Week. All four awards are for meets from Oct. 1-8.

 

Pone helped the Colonials to a third-place finish at the TYR Fall Classic hosted by Florida International. In this meet, each team could enter one swimmer in the A final and one in the B final in each event. Pone placed third in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:06.10 and the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:54.08. He had a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:52.34 and won the B final in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 50.32. Pone also helped the Colonials to a second-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay and a third-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay.

 

Baker won two events and added three runner-up finishes at the Justin Jennings Memorial Invitational. She set a new meet record with a time of 51.62 in the 100-yard freestyle, missing out on the pool record by 0.03 seconds. Baker also won the 50-yard freestyle with a top swim of 23.76, was runner-up in the 100-yard breaststroke, and helped UMass to runner-up finishes in three relays and a third-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay.

 

Bielobradek claimed a first-place finish on the 3-meter diving board with a score of 252.05 and a second-place finish on the 1-meter board with a score of 254.60 to help the Bonnies to a victory at the Justin Jennings Memorial Invite.

 

Moussier helped George Washington to a fourth-place finish at the TYR Fall Classic hosted by Florida International. She placed fourth in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:01.77, and second in the B final in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:53.53.

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