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Richmond Frosh Brooke Boncher Leads Spider Past Wingate, but They Fall to Maryland -- November 3, 2002

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 2. RICHMOND freshman Brooke Boncher (West Newbury, Mass.) added her name to Richmond's record book in the 50-yard freestyle as the Spiders competed against Maryland and Wingate today.

Boncher set the new time to beat for the 50-yard freestyle at 23.64. She also finished first in the 100-yard butterfly.

Teammate sophomore Mary Adams (Williamsburg, Va.) grabbed some first place finishes. Adams propelled herself to a 1:52.65 200-yard freestyle, a little
under two seconds shy of Sue Wagner's 1986 record of 1:50.80. Adams finished the 200-yard individual medley in 2:06.02 to get first place.

The Spiders (3-3) downed Wingate 209-54, but fell to Maryland 180-119.

Richmond swimming and diving returns to the Robins Center Natatorium on Saturday, November 16 at noon. The Spiders will host William & Mary and Penn.