Dukes Complete First Day Of A-10 Championships
Feb. 19, 2004
Buffalo, N.Y. - Duquesne University's women's swimming team finished the first day of competition of the Atlantic 10 Conference Swimming & Diving Championships at the Flickinger Aquatic Center in sixth place. The Dukes do not compete in the diving events.
Duquesne, which saw two school records set in Thursday's preliminaries by freshman Liz Yager (Strongsville, Ohio / Strongsville) in the 500 yard freestyle race and by the 200 yard freestyle relay team, accumulated 89 points. The Dukes competed in four of the five swimming races placing three athletes in each of the two individuals events. The 200 yard freestyle team provided DU's best mark by grabbing fourth place tonight.
The second day of this three-day competition gets underway at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 20th with another round of preliminary events. The second day finals will start at 6:30 p.m.
Event Swimmer Place Time Prelims 50 Yard Freestyle Liz Barba 10th 24.52 24.67 Deidre Rodeheaver 12th 24.65 24.71 Laura Brodbeck 14th 24.86 24.80 500 Yard Freestyle Liz Yager 7th 5:05.87 5:03.97 Annie Baldassari 11th 5:06.76 5:06.51 Amy Gersbach 15th 5:13.86 5:06.14 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 4th 1:37.48 1:37.22 400 Yard Medley Relay 7th 3:57.69 4:00.55
Day One Team Results
Team Points Richmond 268 St. Bonaventure 172 Massachusetts 142 Fordham 126 George Washington 111 Duquesne 89 Xavier 88 La Salle 72 Rhode Island 60