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Kimmel Breaks Another Record, Wins Bronze To Close Out A-10 Championships

Kimmel Breaks Another Record, Wins Bronze To Close Out A-10 Championships

GENEVA, Ohio – Freshman Rachel Kimmel rewrote the history books for a second straight day, breaking the St. Bonaventure University women's swimming and diving program record in the 200-breaststroke Saturday at the Spire Institute. 

The Bonnies finished the 2019 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships in ninth-place with 215 points. Duquesne repeated as champions with 580.5 team points. George Washington placed second and Fordham rounded out the top-three.

Kimmel's time of 2:15.98 in the finals of the 200-breaststroke broke the mark set on Dec. 4, 2016 by Alyssa Levac. Kimmel finished in third-place, earning her second bronze medal of the weekend. She broke the program record in the 100-breaststroke on Friday. 

Elena Rohr earned a fourth-place finish on the 3-meter diving board, tallying a total score of 277.35. Senior Brittany Hart closed out her St. Bonaventure career with an eighth-place finish, scoring a 228.10.

Also racing in the finals on Saturday was Mia Cote and Claire Schaef. Cote grabbed sixth-place in the 200-butterfly with a time of 2:02.40 while Schaef swam in the finals of the 1650-freestyle, finishing in 17:08.83 in seventh.

The Bonnies finished the 2018-19 season and head coach Skip Nitardy's first season at the helm with a 4-5 record in dual meets.

7. Claire Schaef 17:08.83

3. Rachel Kimmel 2:15.98

6. Mia Cote 2:02.40

3-Meter Diving
4. Elena Rohr 277.35
8. Brittany Hart 228.10

400-Freestyle Relay
10. Katrina Wardner, Rachel Taylor, Mia Cote, Ivana Janssen 3:30.01

Final Standings
1. Duquesne 580.5
2. George Washington 562
3. Fordham 507.5
4. Richmond 505
5. UMass 333
6. George Mason 256.5
7. La Salle 232.5
8. Davidson 222.5
9. St. Bonaventure 215
10. Saint Louis 181
11. Rhode Island 91.5

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