UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Virginia, January 28. -Freshman Maggie Maranda (Fairfield, Ohio) won her career-first diving event for the University of Richmond women's swimming and diving team, yesterday. The Spiders (9-3) defeated George Washington (3-4), 166-121 in A-10 action.
Maranda was the only diver from Richmond to compete. She won the 1-meter dive with a score of 201.75, while placing second in the 3-meter dive at 196.65.
Sophomore Brooke Boncher (West Newbury, Mass.) led the squad with four first-place finishes. She claimed the 200-freestyle (1:53.65), 100-freestyle (52.89), 100-fly (56.66) and swam a leg of the 200-medley relay (1:49.10). The 200-medley relay team consisted of senior Maureen Sabri (Chambersburg, Pa.), junior Mary Adams (Williamsburg, Va.) and freshman Michelle Coombs (Newburg, N.Y.).
Sabri also swam a leg of the 400-freestyle relay (3:40.68) that claimed a first-place and her 50-freestyle performance of 24.99 tied teammate Emily Bateman (Somers Point, N.J.) to share first-place.
Seniors Calla DeRuosi (Richmond, Va.), Casey Dluhos (Savannah, Ga.) and Laura Thomas (Sydney, Australia) made up the rest of the 400-freestyle relay team. DeRuosi also won the 200-breast (2:27.90).
Other top-finishes were garnered by sophomore Anne Kirchner (Winter Park, Fla.) and freshman Holly Hinds (Andover, Mass.) in the 200-fly (2:11.58) and 1000-freestyle (10:24.82), respectively.
The Spiders face Randolph Macon and the Virginia Masters Swim team at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30th in the Robins Center Natatorium. This is the last home meet of the season.