UMass Slips To Second Entering Final Day Of Atlantic 10 Championships
Feb. 22, 2014
GENEVA, Ohio - Sophomore Josh Koppel took center stage on Friday night and led the Massachusetts diving contingent to another dominating performance.
His 310.70 6-dive score in the finals gave him a sweep on the boards and paved the way for the four UMass divers to score 61 points towards the team total. He is the first UMass diver to win the 3-meter since Jason Cook won three-consecutive from 2009-11.
Freshman Nolan Burns took the bronze on the board with a 258 total.
UMass saw its 1-point lead turn into an 84-point deficit. The Minutemen have 432 points as St. Bonaventure has 516. La Salle is third with 281, Saint Louis is fifth with 265 points, George Washington is sixth with 246 and Fordham with 197.
Senior Chris Inglis was one of five Minutemen to advance to the top-16 of the 200 free, where his third-place finish in an NCAA 'B' cut time of 1:37.06 was the start of a 48 point tally in the race. Other finalists included Brian Stiles in fifth and Alessadnro Bomprezzi in eighth.
Hao Luong broke his own school record in the 100 back with a time of 49.35, which was good enough for fourth.
The meet will conclude on Saturday with prelims at 10:30 a.m. and finals at 6:30 p.m. The 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, women's 3-meter springboard, 1650 free and 400 free relay will be contested.
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