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St. Bonaventure Men and Richmond Women Continue to Lead the Competition

Release: 02/22/2013
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Feb. 22, 2013


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – St. Bonaventure men lead with 470 points, while the Richmond women lead with 522 points after the third day of competition at the 2013 Atlantic 10 Conference Swimming and Diving Championships.

The Bonnies continue to lead the men’s competition after day three of competition. Leading St. Bonaventure was Vatslav Lets, who placed first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 48.70. St. Bonaventure then took home the gold medal in the 400 medley relay, shattering the A-10 All-Time record with a time of 3:15.49.

After day three of competition, standings on the men’s side are as followed: St. Bonaventure (470), Massachusetts (389.5), Xavier (363), George Washington (270), Saint Louis (263.5), Fordham (239.5), and La Salle (239.5).

On the women’s side, Richmond placed first in four events. Leading the Spiders were Kelley Yang in the 100 butterfly, breaking the A-10 meet record with a time of 53.66, and Natalya Ares in the 200 freestyle, breaking the A-10 All-Time record with a time of 1:48.22. Also, finishing first for Richmond were Mali Kobelja in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:02.16, and the 400 medley relay squad, who finished with a time of 3:41.11.

The Spiders lead with 522 points, followed by Massachusetts (468), Fordham (337.5), La Salle (308), George Washington (191.5), Rhode Island (187), Duquesne (164.5), St. Bonaventure (137.5), Saint Louis (137), Xavier (113), and Butler (56).

Action resumes tomorrow morning with the preliminary events beginning at 10:30 am , 1,650 freestyle races at 3:00 pm, and finals at 6:30 pm.


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