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Schaef Leads Bonnies On Day Two Of A-10 Championships

Schaef Leads Bonnies On Day Two Of A-10 Championships

GENEVA, Ohio – Claire Schaef won the 500-freestyle consolation final to lead the St. Bonaventure University women's swimming team on day two of the Atlantic 10 Championships at the SPIRE Institute.

The Bonnies finish Thursday in seventh place with 98 points. George Washington sits atop the leaderboard with 251 points while Duquesne (199 points) and Fordham (194 points) round out the top three. 

Schaef clocked in at 4:55.46 to win the 500-freestyle consolation final and earn ninth place overall for the Bonnies.

Also swimming Thursday evening for the Brown and White were Katrina Wardner and Rachel Kimmel in the 200-IM consolation finals. Wardner finished in 12th place in 2:02.53 while Kimmel took 15th, turning in a time of 2:03.66.

In the final event of day two, the team of Hayley Tasselmyer, Mia Cote, Allison Lenda and Ivana Janssen finished in ninth with a time of 1:35.81 in the 200-freestyle relay.

The Bonnies are back in the pool Friday at 10:00 a.m. Friday's events feature the 400-IM, 100-butterfly, 200-freestyle, 100-breaststroke and 100-backstroke. Women's 3-meter diving preliminaries begin at 1:00 p.m. Friday.

1. George Washington 251
2. Duquesne 199
3. Fordham 194
4. Davidson 172
5. Richmond 158
6. UMass 117
7. St. Bonaventure 98
8. George Mason 79
9. La Salle 67
10. Saint Louis 62
11. Rhode Island 41

9. Claire Schaef – 4:55.46 (Consolation Final)

12. Katrina Wardner – 2:02.53 (Consolation Final)
15. Rachel Kimmel – 2:03.66 (Consolation Final)

200-freestyle relay
9. Hayley Tasselmyer, Mia Cote, Allison Lenda, Ivana Janssen – 1:35.81

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