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Kimmel Breaks Program Record, Wins Gold To Lead Bonnies At A-10 Championships

Kimmel Breaks Program Record, Wins Gold To Lead Bonnies At A-10 Championships

GENEVA, Ohio – Junior Rachel Kimmel broke her own program record and won the gold medal in the 100-breaststroke to highlight day three for the St. Bonaventure University women's swimming and diving team at the Atlantic 10 Championships.

Kimmel used a come-from-behind effort in the race to earn the gold medal with a time of 1:00.75, besting her own St. Bonaventure record of 1:01.24 set at last year's A-10 championship meet.

Also scoring in the finals of the 100-breaststroke was Hayley Tasselmyer who finished in sixth, clocking in at 1:03.09.

In the 400-IM "B" final, Katrina Wardner turned in a time of 4:24.88, winning the heat and earning ninth-place overall. Also swimming in the 400-IM "B" Final was Claire Schaef, checking in at 16th with a time of 4:37.87.

Zanre Oberholzer put points on the board for the Bonnies in the 100-backstroke "B" Final with a 14th place finish, touching the wall in 56.76.

In the final event of the evening, Oberholzer, Wardner, Kimmel and Amy O'Rourke earned sixth-place in the 400-medley relay, posting a final time of 3:45.63.

The Bonnies moved up to eighth in the team standings after day three with 155 points. Richmond has a commanding lead over the field with 467.5 points while Duquesne (394) and Davidson (374) round out the top three.

The final day of competition begins Saturday morning with preliminaries at 8:30 a.m.

9. Katrina Wardner 4:24.88– B Final
16. Claire Schaef 4:37.87 – B Final

1. Rachel Kimmel 1:00.75
6. Hayley Tasselmyer 1:03.09

13. Zanre Oberholzer 56.76 – B Final

400-Medley Relay
6. Zanre Oberholzer, Rachel Kimmel, Katrina Wardner, Amy O'Rourke 3:45.63

1. Richmond 467.5
2. Duquesne 394
3. Davidson 374
4. George Washington 306
5. UMass 248
6. George Mason 240
7. La Salle 172.5
8. St. Bonaventure 155
9. Saint Louis 151
10. Rhode Island 86




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