UMass Men, Richmond Women Hold Leads In Atlantic-10 Championships

BUFFALO, N.Y., February 20. MASSACHUSETTS’ men and Richmond women are the leaders after the first day of competition at the Atlantic 10 Conference Swimming and Diving Championships at the Flickinger Aquatic Center.

Massachusetts totaled 257 points, while St. Bonaventure is in second at 200. La Salle (145.5) is third, followed by George Washington (130) in fourth place, Xavier (114) in fifth, Fordham (87) in sixth, Rhode Island (85.5) in seventh and Duquesne (73) in eighth.

Massachusetts junior Justin Zeimetz won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 20.84. He teamed with senior Sean Collins, junior Ryan Matthews, and freshman Gordon Leonard to place first in the 200-yard free relay with a time of 1:22.84.

The St. Bonaventure relay team of senior Morgan Hagerman, junior Seth Johnson, sophomore Adrian Blaszczak, and freshman Dan Freeland won the 400-yard medley relay in a time of 3:26.04. Blaszczak, the A-10’s 2003 Most Outstanding Rookie Performer, captured first in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:52.30.

La Salle freshman Sean Connors-McBride won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:32.90, while classmate Karo Isajan placed first in the one-meter diving competition with a score of 287.40.

On the women’s side, Richmond totaled 268 points, while St. Bonaventure is in second place at 172. Massachusetts (142) is in third, followed by Fordham (126) in fourth place, George Washington (111) in fifth, Duquesne (89) in sixth, Xavier (88) in seventh, La Salle (72) in eighth, and Rhode Island (60) in ninth.

Richmond claimed both relay events of the day to go with two individual first place finishes. The 400-yard medley relay team of freshman Michelle Coombs, junior Mary Adams, and seniors Casey Dluhos and Mo Sabri placed first in a time of 3:48.64, breaking the previous A-10 record of 3:50.08. Adams, Coombs, Savri and sophomore Brooke Boncher captured first in the 200-yard free relay in 1:32.77. They surpassed the previous pool record of 1:33.71. Adams, the A-10’s 2003 Most Outstanding Performer, won the 200-yard IM in 2:03.19, qualifying her for the NCAA B qualifying meet. Boncher, 2003 Most Outstanding Rookie Performer, took first in the 50-yard free in 23.00. Her preliminary time of 22.96 set a new pool record.

George Washington senior Kristen Fagley won the 500-yard free in a time of 4:55.27.

On the boards, St. Bonaventure senior Maureen Theis placed first in the three-meter diving competition with a score of 397.90.

RESULTS: Day 1 Atlantic 10 Championships

Event 1 Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
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A-10: # 1:32.77 2/19/2004 University of Richmond, Richmond
B Boncher, M Sabri, M Adams, M Coombs
ECC POOL: $ 1:33.71 2000 DENISON
NCAA A: @ 1:31.01
NCAA B: % 1:33.74
School Prelims Finals
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A – Final
1 UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND 'A' 1:35.71 1:32.77#
2 ST. BONAVENTURE WOMEN 'A' 1:37.02 1:34.82
3 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 'A' 1:37.33 1:37.15
4 DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY 'A' 1:37.22 1:37.48
5 XAVIER UNIVERSITY 'A' 1:38.23 1:38.10
6 GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 'A' 1:39.51 1:38.56
7 FORDHAM UNIVERSITY 'A' 1:39.22 1:38.65
8 LA SALLE UNIVERSITY 'A' 1:39.24 1:40.17
B – Final
9 UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND 'A' 1:39.54 1:39.54

Event 2 Men 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
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A-10: # 1:21.00 2001 UMASS
ECC POOL: $ 1:18.84 2003 INDIAN RIVER
NCAA A: @ 1:18.47
NCAA B: % 1:20.82
School Finals
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1 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 'A' 1:22.84
2 ST. BONAVENTURE MEN 'A' 1:23.05
3 XAVIER UNIVERSITY 'A' 1:25.64
4 LA SALLE UNIVERSITY 'A' 1:26.01
5 UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND 'A' 1:26.10
6 DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY 'A' 1:26.13
7 FORDHAM UNIVERSITY 'A' 1:26.28
8 GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 'A' 1:28.59

Event 3 Women 500 Yard Freestyle
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A-10: # 4:48.21 1995 BAMBI BOWMAN (GW)
ECC POOL: $ 4:42.49 2003 JESSICA FOSHI / LIAC
NCAA A: @ 4:45.46
NCAA B: % 4:54.02
Name Year School Prelims Finals
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A – Final
1 Fagley, Kristen SR GW 5:00.00 4:55.27
2 Geary, Caitlin M FR RICHMOND 4:58.39 4:57.74
3 Greiner, Katherine SO FORDHAM 4:59.89 4:57.75
4 Hinds, Holly P FR RICHMOND 5:00.45 5:00.29
5 Riley, Megan E FR RICHMOND 5:03.58 5:01.63
6 D'Agostino, Jamie SR FORDHAM 5:02.86 5:04.80
7 Yager, Liz FR DUQUESNE 5:03.97 5:05.87
8 Kirchner, Anne C SO RICHMOND 5:03.72 5:06.96
B – Final
9 Caglar, Ayse FR FORDHAM 5:04.83 5:01.82
10 Bourassa, Aimee SO UMASS 5:05.09 5:03.50
11 Baldassari, Annie SR DUQUESNE 5:06.51 5:06.76
12 Polek, Jamie FR LSU 5:07.32 5:08.01
13 Young, Ashley FR LSU 5:10.34 5:09.04
14 Lears, Erin O JR RICHMOND 5:07.68 5:11.06
15 Gersbach, Amy SO DUQUESNE 5:06.14 5:13.86
16 Turman, Grace SR FORDHAM 5:09.96 5:14.82

Event 4 Men 500 Yard Freestyle
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A-10: # 4:26.40 1995 LARRY PAGE (RU)
ECC POOL: $ 4:25.18 1998 RICARDO MONASTERIO/INDIAN RIVE
NCAA A: @ 4:19.63
NCAA B: % 4:27.41
Name Year School Prelims Finals
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A – Final
1 Connors-McBride, Sean FR LSU 4:34.90 4:32.90
2 Robinson, Benjamin JR URI 4:36.00 4:34.37
3 Flaherty, Sean FR GW 4:35.57 4:34.63
4 Smith, Dylan JR UMASS 4:37.62 4:35.33
5 Chartier, Greg FR UMASS 4:37.65 4:35.99
6 Hubijar, Emir SO LSU 4:36.01 4:36.07
7 Limbach, Eric SR LSU 4:36.79 4:36.78
8 Ekimoff, Chris FR BONNIES 4:36.82 4:37.07
B – Final
9 Ferretti, Bryan JR GW 4:39.83 4:38.28
10 Hawley, Kyle SO XAVIER 4:39.71 4:39.05
11 Scollan, Owen JR UMASS 4:44.31 4:40.90
12 McDonald, Andrew JR LSU 4:42.13 4:41.28
13 Normile, Matt SO XAVIER 4:43.81 4:41.36
14 Bull, Kyle JR BONNIES 4:43.57 4:43.29
15 Pokorny-Campbell, Andrew FR UMASS 4:46.82 4:44.80
16 Penneys, David JR GW 4:46.19 4:51.50

Event 5 Women 200 Yard IM
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A-10: # 2:02.56 2003 MARY T ADAMS (RICH-VA), RICH-VA
ECC POOL: $ 2:02.56 2003 MARY ADAMS / RICHMOND
NCAA A: @ 2:00.67
NCAA B: % 2:04.29
Name Year School Prelims Finals
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A – Final
1 Adams, Mary T JR RICHMOND 2:03.18 2:03.19%
2 Moss, Maggie L SO GW 2:06.49 2:06.63
3 Swift, Kara H FR RICHMOND 2:07.70 2:06.71
4 Nuess, Brittany SO FORDHAM 2:07.84 2:08.00
5 Roth, Mary SR SBUW 2:08.33 2:08.10
6 Rowell, Lauren SR UMASS 2:09.46 2:08.13
7 Alberti, Diana SR UMASS 2:09.94 2:09.84
8 Gaillard, Elise JR SBUW 2:09.86 2:10.28
B – Final
9 Faust, Becky JR XAVIER 2:11.89 2:10.74
10 McMenamin, Kourtney FR URI 2:11.31 2:11.28
11 Sweeney, Lynette JR UMASS 2:11.34 2:11.37
12 Tveitmoe, Jodi JR URI 2:11.05 2:11.46
13 Greidanus, Heather SR XAVIER 2:11.45 2:11.88
14 Wasson, Colleen JR UMASS 2:11.61 2:12.07
15 Brown, Sarah SO XAVIER 2:11.67 2:12.24
16 Hoffrage, Kelly SO UMASS 2:12.05 2:13.72

Event 6 Men 200 Yard IM
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A-10: # 1:49.81 1999 JUAN BOCANEGRA (GW)
ECC POOL: $ 1:47.68 1998 MARCIN MALINSKI/INDIAN RIVER
NCAA A: @ 1:46.69
NCAA B: % 1:49.89
Name Year School Prelims Finals
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A – Final
1 Blaszczak, Adrian SO BONNIES 1:52.08 1:52.30
2 Young, Matt JR XAVIER 1:52.66 1:52.62
3 De Sorbo, Andrew SR GW 1:53.80 1:54.24
4 Hogue, Jake FR UMASS 1:54.35 1:54.51
5 Tawczynski, Pete SR UMASS 1:54.68 1:54.70
6 Swisher, Evan FR UMASS 1:53.81 1:54.77
7 Janszen, John SR XAVIER 1:55.62 1:55.17
8 Cordes, Mike FR UMASS 1:56.44 1:55.85
B – Final
9 Mahoney, Daniel FR GW 1:57.57 1:54.62
10 Ellerson, Mike FR LSU 1:57.27 1:56.77
11 Proctor, John FR URI 1:57.22 1:56.97
12 Reierson, Neil FR XAVIER 1:58.07 1:57.35
13 McCaffery, Jack SO LSU 1:58.15 1:57.55
14 Felix, Niko FR FORDHAM 1:59.04 1:57.68
15 Kennedy, John SO FORDHAM 1:57.37 1:57.95
16 Anderson, Jeff JR LSU 1:59.04 1:58.42

Event 7 Women 50 Yard Freestyle
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A-10: # 22.96 2/19/2004 Brooke H Boncher, Richmond
ECC POOL: $ 23.28 2000 MEGAN KRUEGER / DRURY
NCAA A: @ 22.88
NCAA B: % 23.56
Name Year School Prelims Finals
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A – Final
1 Boncher, Brooke H SO RICHMOND 22.96 23.00$
2 Newell, Erika JR FORDHAM 24.09 23.77
3 Coombs, Michelle A FR RICHMOND 24.07 23.84
4 Hinrichs, Angie SR XAVIER 24.07 23.93
5 Belke, Stephanie SO SBUW 24.20 24.13
6 Sabri, Mo A SR RICHMOND 24.07 24.16
7 Bateman, Emily K FR RICHMOND 24.21 24.29
8 Schachinger, Karyn SR SBUW 24.27 24.34
B – Final
9 DeVries, Cindy JR SBUW 24.35 24.15
10 Barba, Liz SO DUQUESNE 24.67 24.52
11 DeRuosi, Calla L SR RICHMOND 24.87 24.61
12 Rodeheaver, Deidre JR DUQUESNE 24.71 24.65
13 Lofgren, Courtney JR LSU 24.54 24.84
14 Brodbeck, Laura FR DUQUESNE 24.80 24.86
15 Pittman, Megan SR UMASS 24.90 25.10
16 LeBarge, Nicole FR UMASS 24.55 25.45

Event 8 Men 50 Yard Freestyle
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A-10: # 20.29 2001 RYAN FISHER (UM)
ECC POOL: $ 19.69 2003 CAMILO BECERRA / INDIAN RIVER
NCAA A: @ 19.74
NCAA B: % 20.33
Name Year School Prelims Finals
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A – Final
1 Zeimetz, Justin JR UMASS 21.04 20.84
2 Wicker, Ed SO DUQUESNE 21.34 20.95
3 Johnson, Seth JR BONNIES 21.07 20.97
4 Hagerman, Morgan SR BONNIES 21.18 21.32
5 Leonard, Gordon FR UMASS 21.52 21.34
6 Matthews, Ryan JR UMASS 21.48 21.44
7 Moore, Ryan SO BONNIES 21.52 21.56
8 Collins, Sean SR UMASS 21.47 21.68
B – Final
9 Goembel, Brad SR FORDHAM 21.53 21.52
10 Milheim, Dan SO XAVIER 21.77 21.66
11 Randall, Anthony FR URI 21.75 21.71
11 Queroli, Rob JR LSU 21.69 21.71
13 Darwin, Scott FR DUQUESNE 21.87 21.80
14 Doret, Patrick SO BONNIES 21.76 21.89
15 Woyma, Richard FR FORDHAM 21.90 22.12
16 Shaw, Justin SR FORDHAM 21.86 22.14

Event 9 Women 400 Yard Medley Relay
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A-10: # 3:48.64 2/19/2004 University of Richmond, Richmond
M Coombs, M Adams, C Dluhos, M Sabri
ECC POOL: $ 3:46.11 1999 DENISON
NCAA A: @ 3:38.32
NCAA B: % 3:44.86
School Prelims Finals
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A – Final
1 UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND 'A' 3:52.99 3:48.64#
2 GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 'A' 3:56.78 3:50.53
3 ST. BONAVENTURE WOMEN 'A' 3:58.66 3:54.12
4 XAVIER UNIVERSITY 'A' 3:57.52 3:55.55
5 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 'A' 4:02.09 3:57.47
6 FORDHAM UNIVERSITY 'A' 3:58.28 3:57.61
7 DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY 'A' 4:00.55 3:57.69
8 UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND 'A' 4:02.11 4:02.69
B – Final
9 LA SALLE UNIVERSITY 'A' 4:04.48 4:04.48

Event 10 Men 400 Yard Medley Relay
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A-10: # 3:19.83 1998 GEORGE WASHINGTON
ECC POOL: $ 3:19.49 2000 CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD
NCAA A: @ 3:12.36
NCAA B: % 3:18.13
School Finals
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1 ST. BONAVENTURE MEN 'A' 3:26.04
2 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 'A' 3:27.42
3 FORDHAM UNIVERSITY 'A' 3:29.56
4 XAVIER UNIVERSITY 'A' 3:30.10
5 GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 'A' 3:30.97
6 DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY 'A' 3:31.45
7 LA SALLE UNIVERSITY 'A' 3:31.57
8 UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND 'A' 3:32.22

Event 11 Women 3 mtr Diving
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A-10: # 544.20 2002 CHRISTINA ERICKSON (RICH-VA), RICH-VA
NCAA A: @ 425.00
NCAA B: % 425.00
Name Year School Prelims Finals
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A – Final
1 Theis, Maureen SR SBUW 399.30 397.90
2 Watkins, Kit JR LSU 336.55 367.00
3 MacHaffie, Laura FR RICHMOND 323.90 354.00
4 Karnas, Stephanie SO SBUW 358.70 347.30
5 Walsh, Joanna SR UMASS 303.20 343.05
6 Jenkins, Mary FR UMASS 302.00 337.00
7 Babich, Jackie SO SBUW 348.45 326.80
8 Jaross, Jessica JR GW 316.90 326.05
B – Final
9 Maranda, Maggie FR RICHMOND 300.30 300.30
10 Tyler, Kelly FR URI 288.95 288.95
11 Lawe, Bronagh FR UMASS 277.45 277.45
12 Eckstein, Sarah SR FORDHAM 258.30 258.30
13 Donohue, Loren JR UMASS 246.60 246.60
14 Moulton, Alicia SO GW 231.25 231.25
15 Kristiniak, Megan FR LSU 222.15 222.15
16 Lander, Helen FR URI 208.10 208.10

Event 12 Men 1 mtr Diving
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A-10: # 554.15 1997 PAUL DELO (FOR)
NCAA A: @ 465.00
NCAA B: % 465.00
Name Year School Prelims Finals
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A – Final
1 Isajan, Karo FR LSU 276.20 287.40
2 Kozlowski, Randy SR BONNIES 267.15 275.35
3 Alomar, Logan SR UMASS 271.95 268.60
4 Salgado, Jeff FR BONNIES 191.55 238.10
5 Stuart, Robert SR GW 219.75 217.35
6 Zewe, James JR BONNIES 205.25 200.90
7 Doane, Brandon JR UMASS 231.20 198.40
8 Marchese, Michael JR FORDHAM 173.55 169.40
B – Final
9 Golihar, James SR GW 171.40 171.40
10 Kirk, Andrew FR UMASS 169.85 169.85
11 Waldman, Brian FR GW 165.65 165.65
12 Moccia, Domenic SO URI 107.70 107.70
13 Starr, Matt SO LSU 101.05 101.05
14 Barrett, Patrick FR FORDHAM 100.80 100.80
15 Lyons, Patrick FR URI 97.00 97.00
16 Keller, Josh JR BONNIES 82.30 82.30

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