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Colonials, Dukes Maintain Lead After Day Three of the A-10 Swimming and Diving Championships

By Atlantic 10 Conference

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GENEVA, Ohio – The George Washington men and Duquesne women remain at the top of the leaderboard after a record-breaking day three of the 2019 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships.

George Washington continues to lead with 529 points, followed by George Mason with 444. St. Bonaventure sits at third with 307 points followed by La Salle (280), Davidson (266), Massachusetts (252), Saint Louis (246), and Fordham (148). 

The Colonials took the night by storm, winning five out of seven events and grabbing three more conference records. Emils Pone started the night off with a first-place finish and conference record of 3:47.52 in the men’s 400-yard individual medley, and Moritz Fath added another medal to his collection in the 200-yard freestyle earning a second conference record for GW in a time of 1:35.81. Pone won his second event of the night in the 100-yard backstroke touching the wall in a time of 47.27. All three wins were good for NCAA ‘B’ qualifying times.

Peter Nachtwey grabbed the fourth win for the Colonials in the men’s 3-meter diving event with a score of 354.15. The Colonials capped of day three with another conference record in the 400-yard medley relay. Pone, Tommi Wolst, Max Forstenhaeusler, and Moritz Fath combined for a time of 3:12.06.

In the 100-yard butterfly, Saint Louis’ Grant Streid took the gold with a time of 47.88, and in the 100-yard breaststroke, La Salle’s Marcus Forsgren was championed with a time of 54.08.

The Dukes lead the women with 396 points followed closely by George Washington with 379. Fordham (360.5) is in third followed by Richmond (333), Massachusetts (224), Davidson (166.5), George Mason (159), La Salle (149.5, St. Bonaventure (134, Saint Louis (115), and Rhode Island (60.5).

Duquesne had bookend victories on the night, winning the first and last events to stay on top. Sophomore Emma Brinton led the way for the Dukes with a top time and conference record of 4:13.68 in the 400-yard individual medley. Brinton was joined by Abby Stauffer, Audrey Steen, and Hanna Everhart to earn a win in the 400-yard medley relay in a time of 3:41.74.

George Washington put up a fight throughout the night collecting two wins early in the session. Meghan Burton won the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 53.97 for the Colonials while Emily Zhang and Gemma Atherley claimed a one-two finish in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:48.84 and 1:48.85, respectively.

In the women’s 100-yard breaststroke, Fordham’s Milly Furneaux earned gold with a time of 1:01.37, and Richmond’s Hannah Gouger took the 100-yard backstroke in 52.95 seconds.

The 2019 A-10 Swimming and Diving Championship concludes Saturday with prelims at 10:00 am and Finals at 6:30 pm. For more live action, results, photos and more, visit the A-10 Swimming and Diving Championships page at atlantic10.com.

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