Women in seventh after day three at A-10 Championships
BUFFALO, N.Y. - The St. Bonaventure women's
swimming and diving team moved up one spot and finished the third
day of the Atlantic 10 Championships at the Flickinger Center in
seventh place with 189 points.
In the first event of the night, sophomore Jamie Noonan placed ninth in the 400-yard IM consolation final with a time of 4:29.65. Senior Kara Small placed 12th touching in at 4:36.43. Noonan knocked a full five seconds off her prelim time, while Small was over a second better in the consolation final, as the duo earned a combined 14 points.
The Bonnies looked to the 100-yard butterfly to help move up the ranks. In the finals, senior Taylor Merena claimed a silver medal with a time of 56.13 and junior Katie Valentine swam to an eighth-place time of 57.73. In the consolation finals sophomore Lanae Petty finished in ninth place, notching a time of 56.94. Merena's second-place finish earned the Bonnies 17 points, as the Brown and White claimed a total of 37 points in the event.
The 200-yard freestyle senior Allison Smith finished a time of 1:52.41, good for a fourth-place finish and 15 valuable points in the championship finals.
In the 100-yard breaststroke consolation finals, sophomore Kayla Cobb placed 13th with a time of 1:07.80.
At the end of the day, Fordham holds a sizeable lead on the women's board with 442 points, followed by Richmond in second (393). Massachusetts holds third (285) with Duquesne in fourth (257). La Salle is fifth with 250.5 points, followed by Xavier who holds a one-point lead over the Brown and White.
The Bonnies will return to the Flickinger Center tomorrow for the final day of competition with prelims beginning at 10:30 a.m. followed by the finals at 6:30 p.m.