Dukes Win Gold and Silver in Day Three A-10 Champ. Action
Feb. 21, 2014
Friday evening, the Duquesne swimming team captured a gold medal, a silver medal, broke two school records and a pool record in moving up a spot into fifth place at the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championship in Geneva, Ohio.
The Dukes set the tone early by finishing first and second in the evening-opening 400 IM. Miriam McGeath set a Spire Institute pool record and broke her own Duquesne school record with a gold medal time of 4:17.23. Fellow senior Meghan Smith followed in second place for silver in 4:18.13. Also scoring team points in the 400 IM were Kylie Dickman in 12th place and Nicole Bruneel in 16th.
Line Lovberg followed up that exciting event with a seventh place showing in the 100 butterfly with a time of 56.18 for 12 more team points.
Samantha Ray was the star of the next event for DU as she secured fifth place in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:50.80.
In the ensuing 100-yard breaststroke, Lilly Nelson captured sixth place while Laura Murphy took 11th.
The fourth and final day of action at the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championshp begins with preliminaries at 10:30 am and finals at 6:30 pm.