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Colonials and Dukes Top the Leader Boards After Day One of the 2019 Swimming & Diving Championships

By Atlantic 10 Conference

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GENEVA, OHIO – The George Washington Colonials sit atop the men’s leaderboard with two new conference records while Duquesne leads the way for the women after day one of the 2019 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships at Spire Institute.

The Colonials lead the men’s teams with 122 points followed closely by George Mason with 104 points. St. Bonaventure (80) sits at third, followed by La Salle (78), Massachusetts (77), Davidson (58), Saint Louis (57) and Fordham (5).

The GW men’s team, winners of the 2018 championship, earned two new A-10 meet records and first place finishes in the 200-yard medley relay (Emils Pone, Tommi Wolst, Max Forstenhaeusler, and Alex Auster) with a time of 1:27.06 and the 800-yard freestyle relay (Moritz Fath, Youssef Ragab, Dylan Arzoni and Emils Pone) with a time of 6:28.60. Peter Nachtwey also took second for the Colonials in the men’s 1-meter diving event.

In the men’s 1-meter dive, George Mason’s Gerald Hodges took first place with a score of 267.20. 

Duquesne leads the way for the women with 72 points.  Following the Dukes in the standings are Fordham (70), George Washington (66), Richmond (64), Massachusetts (50), George Mason (50), St. Bonaventure (50), Davidson (46) Saint Louis (34), La Salle (32) and Rhode Island (14).

Duquesne finished first in the 800-yard freestyle relay with a time of 7:15.69 and third in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:41.39.

Fordham finished first in the 200-yd medley relay with a time of 1:43 followed by George Washington in a time of 1:41.03.

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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