UMass Maintains Lead After Second Day Of Atlantic 10 Championship Meet
Feb. 20, 2014
GENEVA, Ohio - Led by sophomore Alessandro Bomprezzi's gold medal swim in the 500 free, the Massachusetts men's swimming & diving team maintained its lead after the second day of the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championships at the Spire Center on Thursday.
UMass has 243 points, just one ahead of defending champion St. Bonaventure - who scored 142 on Thursday - with 242 points. George Mason posted a 100-plus point day and move into third place with 178 points, followed closely by La Salle (172), George Washington (142), Fordham (133) and Saint Louis (128).
Bomprezzi finished with a NCAA "B" Cut time of 4:24.85, out-touching Vatslav Lets of SBU by 4-hundredths of a second. The order was reversed last season with Lets winning by less than half a second.
Ryan Bobianski took seventh in the 200 individual medley. Chris Inglis led a trio of finishers in the consolation finals, with a winning time of 1:50.85. Ben Sloan and Troy Nichols also scored in the race.
Wiktor Karpinski collected 12 points in a very fast 50 free field that saw the top two finishers eclipse the meet record. John Conway and Brian Stiles added six points from their swims as well before the Minutemen recorded a fifth place swim in the 200 free relay to close out the night.
"The guys did well today and we got scoring from all but one swimmer today," head coach Russ Yarworth said. "St. Bonaventure showed us they aren't going anywhere so we'll just have to keep using as much of our depth as possible."
Day three action will begin with preliminaries at 10:30 a.m. The races will include the 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 free, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and men's 3-meter diving. The championship finals for all 11 prelim events and the 400 medley relay will get underway at 6:30 p.m.
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