Women finish in sixth at A-10 Championships
BUFFALO, N.Y. - The St. Bonaventure women's swimming and diving team mirrored last year's Atlantic 10 Championship performance by finishing in sixth place with a total of 388.5 points in the last day of competition at the Flickinger Center on Saturday.
In the 1650-yard freestyle, junior Natayla Ghostlaw swam a 17:41.70 for a 14th-place finish. In her last A-10 Championships, senior Kara Small finished in 19th with a time of 18:04.91.
In the 200-yard backstroke finals junior Katie Valentine touched the wall in 2:04.26 for a sixth-place finish while sophomore Jamie Noonan finished in eighth (2:05.00). In the consolation finals junior Morgan Ribar took 11th place by swimming a 2:05.64. Combined the three garnered a total of 30 points to help their spot in the standings.
Senior Allison Smith finished her individual swimming career by finishing sixth in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.00.
In diving actions, sophomore Jaelyn Thurner finished in ninth with a score of 184.65. Classmate Alycia Gossett finished in 12th with a score of 172.25
In the final event of the night, the 400-yard freestyle relay, Smith, Noonan, senior Lauren Ely, and sophomore Lanae Petty combined their efforts to swim a 3:30.86 for sixth place.
At the conclusion of the championship, Fordham knocked off eight-time defending champion Richmond with 676 points. Richmond finished in second (596) followed by Massachusetts (428) in third. Rhode Island was unable to catch up with only 340 points and ended the day in seventh.