Dukes Hold Lead After Day Two of A-10 Championships
Emma Brinton won the 200 IM with a school record and NCAA 'B' cut time of 1:59.18.
Emma Brinton won the 200 IM with a school record and NCAA 'B' cut time of 1:59.18.
Feb. 15, 2018

DAY TWO RESULTS

GENEVA, Ohio - The Duquesne swimming and diving team continued its strong showing at the 2018 Atlantic 10 Championship on Thursday, shattering two more school records and claiming four medals, as the Dukes remain in the lead after two days of competition. 

Duquesne has racked up 235 points through seven events followed by Richmond in second with 201 points and George Washington third with 176. 

The Dukes opened the final session on Thursday night with a 1-2 finish in the 500-yard freestyle, as sophomore Lauren Devorace (Rocky River, Ohio/Rocky River) claimed gold in the event with a school-record time of 4:51.04 followed by classmate Carson Gross (York, Pa./York Suburban) in second at 4:51.78. 

Devorace broke Gross' record of 4:54.58 in the event from earlier in the day in the preliminary round. Gross had topped Devorace's previous record of 4:54.64 set at last year's A-10 Championship. 

Freshman Emma Brinton (Landenburg, Pa./Avon Grove) paced the 200 individual medley for the Dukes, shattering the school record with an NCAA "B" cut time of 1:59.18 in the finals. She bested her own time of 2:00.25 in Thursday's prelims and Lexi Santer's mark of 2:01.02 from the 2017 A-10 Championship. 

Duquesne wrapped up the meet with another medal-winning performance as the 200-yard freestyle relay team of juniors Kristen McKnight (Gibsonia, Pa./Hampton) and Emily Thirion (Warren, Ohio/Warren), sophomore Carson Gross and senior Michelle Heim (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) earned bronze with a time of 1:32.90. 

500 FREESTYLE
1. Lauren Devorace - 4:51.04
2. Carson Gross - 4:51.78 
7. Summer Svitavsky - 4:55.21
12. Heather Svitavsky - 4:57.97
16. Sydnee Karam - 4:59.28 

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
1. Emma Brinton - 1:59.18
5. Lexi Santer - 2:02.53
6. Morgan Smith - 2:02.69
7. Abigail Stauffer - 2:02.92
13. Kayla Owens - 2:05.04

50 FREE
7. Michelle Heim - 23.23
16. Kristen McKnight - 23.75


STANDINGS THROUGH DAY TWO 
1. Duquesne - 235 
2. Richmond - 201
3. George Washington - 176
4. St Bonaventure - 164 

5. Fordham - 158.5
6. Massachusetts - 151.5 
7. George Mason - 102
8. Saint Louis - 88
9. La Salle - 80 
10. Davidson - 53

11. Rhode Island - 51 


UP NEXT 
Duquesne is back in action tomorrow with day three of the Atlantic 10 Championship at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Below is the schedule of events for Friday: 

Prelims - 10:00 AM
400 IM
100 fly
200 free
100 breast
100 back

Finals - 6:30 PM
400 IM
100 fly
200 free
100 breast
100 back
400 medley relay


 

 

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