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Kimmel, Schaef Break Program Records As Bonnies Finish Sixth At A-10 Championships

Kimmel, Schaef Break Program Records As Bonnies Finish Sixth At A-10 Championships

GENEVA, Ohio – Sophomore Rachel Kimmel once again broke a program record in the 200-breaststroke to lead the St. Bonaventure University swimming team Saturday at the 2020 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships.

The Bonnies finished in sixth place overall with 281.5 points. George Washington was crowned Atlantic 10 Champions with 608 points. Fordham finished in second with 534 points while Duquesne placed third with 525 points. Richmond earned fourth place with 453.5 points and Davidson rounded out the top five with 417 points.

The Bonnies brought home a total of three medals at the year's championships, winning two silvers and one bronze medal.

Kimmel re-wrote the St. Bonaventure record books for the second straight night, this time in the 200-breaststroke. Her time of 2:12.85 earned her a silver medal, narrowly missing out on first by .01 seconds. Kimmel's mark shattered her own record of 2:15.98 that she swam at last year's A-10 Championships.

Also breaking a program record Saturday was Claire Schaef. The sophomore rang in at 16:56.19 in the 1650-freestyle and finished fifth. Schaef bested Joanna Bubeck's record of 17:00.43 that stood at St. Bonaventure since 1999.

Also scoring in the 200-breaststroke was Hayley Tasselmyer who finished in sixth, posting a time of 2:17.26.

Mia Cote had a strong performance in the 200-butterfly finals, clocking in 2:01.90 in fifth place.

In the 200-backstroke, Zanre Oberholzer won the consolation final with a time of 1:59.13.

TEAM RESULTS
1. George Washington 608
2. Fordham 534
3. Duquesne 525
4. Richmond 453.5
5. Davidson 417
6. St. Bonaventure 281.5
7. UMass 254
8. George Mason 219
9. La Salle 196
10. Saint Louis 134
11. Rhode Island 79

BONNIES RESULTS
200-backstroke
9. Zanre Oberholzer – 1:59.13

200-breaststroke
2. Rachel Kimmel – 2:12.85 – St. Bonaventure Program Record (NCAA "B" Cut)
6. Hayley Tasselmyer – 2:17.26

200-butterfly
5. Mia Cote – 2:01.90

1650-freestyle
5. Claire Schaef – 16:56.19 – St. Bonaventure Program Record
17. Makenna McCartney – 17:19.19
31. Maria Mangini – 18:10.06

400-freestyle relay
11. Katrina Wardner, Hayley Tasselmyer, Mia Cote, Ivana Janssen 3:31.85

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