Day 2 Recap: A-10 Women's Swimming Championship
Kristen McKnight, Emily Thirion, Carson Gross and Michelle Heim took second place in the 200 yard Freestyle Relay

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Feb. 16, 2017

EVENT: Atlantic 10 Women's Swimming Championship

DATE: Feb. 16 

VENUE: Spire Institute

TOP FINISHES:
 
500 yard Freestyle:

4. Lauren Devorace (4:54.64) -- (15 pts)
5. Carson Gross (4:55.15) -- (14 pts)
8. Summer Svitavsky (4:55.35) -- (11 pts)
16. Sydnee Karam (5:00.78) -- (1 pt)

200 yard Individual Medley:
3. Lexi Santer (2:01.02) -- (16 pts)
4. Abigail Stauffer (2:01:32) -- (15 pts)
10. Morgan Smith (2:03:09) -- (7 pts)

50 yard Freestyle: 
9. Kristen McKnight (23:59) -- (9 pts)
10. Michelle Heim (23:69) -- (7 pts)
11. Emily Thirion (23:75) -- (6 pts)

200 yard Freestyle Relay: 
2. Kristen McKnight, Emily Thirion, Carson Gross, Michelle Heim (1:32.77) -- (34 pts)

TEAM RANKINGS:
1. Duquesne (209)
2. Richmond (189)
3. UMass (178) 
4. Davidson (167)
5. Fordham (165.5) 
6. George Mason (105)
7. George Washington (104) 
8. Saint Louis (89) 
9. Rhode Island (81.5) 
10. St. Bonaventure (76) 
11. La Salle (72) 

QUICK RECAP: The Duquesne swimming team finished first through 14 events in Day 2 of the A-10 Championship Thursday afternoon, with two Dukes setting program records in their events. 

In the 500 yard Freestyle, Lauren Devorace's fourth place finish in 4:54.64 set a program record, and Carson Gross (4:55.15) took fifth place for the Dukes.  

Lexi Santer finished third in the 200 yard IM, breaking a school record with her time of 2:01.02 and Abigail Stauffer (2:01:32) would take fourth place, with the two finishes scoring 31 points for Duquesne.  Both Santer and Stauffer made NCAA B cuts in the 200 IM.

The 200 yard Freestyle Relay team of Kristen McKnight, Emily Thirion, Carson Gross, Michelle Heim (1:32.77) finished the day with a second place finish, scoring 34 points. 

COACH SHEETS QUOTE: "It was another very good day for us, we have put ourselves in a good position after day two. We will weather the diving tomorrow and keep taking the meet one event at a time."

UP NEXT: The Dukes continue competition in Day 3 of the A-10 Championships Friday, with prelims beginning at 10 a.m. and finals set for 6:30 p.m. 


 

 

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