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Kimmel Takes Bronze, Shatters School Record To Pace Bonnies Friday At Atlantic 10 Championships

Kimmel Takes Bronze, Shatters School Record To Pace Bonnies Friday At Atlantic 10 Championships

GENEVA, Ohio – Freshman Rachel Kimmel shattered the St. Bonaventure University women's swimming and diving record and took home a bronze medal in the 100-breaststroke to highlight the third day of the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships for the Bonnies Friday at the SPIRE Institute. 

The Bonnies sit in ninth overall with 134 team points. Duquesne still leads after three days with 396 points with George Washington in second and Fordham third.

Kimmel turned in a record time of 1:01.62 in the 100-breaststroke with and NCAA "B" cut time to earn the bronze. She beat the previous record of 1:03.07, a mark set by Anneli Johnson in 2007. 

In the 100-butterfly, sophomore Mia Cote grabbed sixth-place with a time of 55.07. Freshman Zanre Oberholzer qualified for the consolation final of the 100-backstroke, swimming a 56.88 for 13th place.

Katrina Wardner finished in 11th place in the 400-IM, swimming in the consolation finals. She finished with a time of 4:24.73 for the Bonnies.

The 2019 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships conclude Saturday with action starting at 10:00 a.m.

BONNIES RESULTS
400-IM
11. Katrina Wardner 4:24.73 (consolation final)

100-Butterfly
6. Mia Cote 55.07

100-Breaststroke
3. Rachel Kimmel 1:01.62 – NCAA "B" cut

100-Backstroke
13. Zanre Oberholzer 56.88 (consolation final)

Team Standings
1. Duquesne 396
2. George Washington 379
3. Fordham 360.5
4. Richmond 333
5. UMass 224
6. Davidson 166.5
7. George Mason 159
8. La Salle 149.5
9. St. Bonaventure 134
10. Saint Louis 115
11. Rhode Island 60.5

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