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.

Duquesne results

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




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