Dukes Set for A-10 Swimming & Diving Classic
Oct. 27, 2017

Meet 2 Duquesne at A-10 Swimming & Diving Classic (vs. George Mason, La Salle, St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis)
Date | Time Friday, Oct. 28 / 29, 2017 | 11 AM & 6 PM / 9 AM
Location SPIRE Institute | Geneva, Ohio
Results SpireInstitute.org
Social Media @DuqSwimDive

• The Dukes return to action on Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29 at the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Classic at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. 

• Duquesne is coming off a strong showing at the Richmond Duals to open the season last weekend, topping Davidson 187.50-104.50 before defeating the host Spiders 154-145. 

• Freshman Emma Brinton (Landenburg, Pa./Avon Grove) was named the A-10 Rookie of the Week following her collegiate debut last weekend at the Richmond Duals. She paced the field in both the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:03.94 and the 400-yard IM with a mark of 4:30.05 against Richmond, the seven-time defending A-10 champion. She also bested her Davidson counterparts in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:54.16. 

The DU 200-yard freestyle relay team, consisting of senior Michelle Heim (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale), juniors Kristen McKnight (Gibsonia, Pa./Hampton) and Emily Thirion (Warren, Ohio/Warren) as well as sophomore Carson Gross (York, Pa./York Suburban), sealed the win over Richmond with a mark of 1:36.31 in the event. It was one of eight event victories for the Dukes over the Spiders on the day. 

• The Dukes competed in diving for the first time since the 2000-01 season last weekend at Richmond. Freshman Colleen Rodrigues (Willow Grove, Pa./Upper Moreland) defeated all Davidson competition in the 1-meter dive on Friday with a score of 219.35 points. 

• The A-10 Swimming and Diving Classic will feature a five-way dual meet format with George Mason, La Salle, St. Bonaventure and Saint Louis also competing. 

• The Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships will also be held at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio on Feb. 15-18, 2018. DU was picked to finish second at the 2017-18 A-10 Championships after two consecutive second-place showings. 

• The DU diving team will travel to Youngstown State on Friday, Nov. 3 to take on the Penguins beginning at 5 p.m. ET.

• The Dukes swimmers will then open the 2017-18 home slate against YSU on Saturday, Nov. 4 at Towers Pool at 1 p.m. ET. 




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