Four Record Swims Highlight Third Day Of A-10 Championships For UMass
Feb. 22, 2014
GENEVA, Ohio - Four school records and three podium appearances highlighted the third day of the 2014 Atlantic 10 Champioinships for the Massachusetts women's swimming & diving team.
UMass enters Saturday's final day of competition in third place with 289 points. Defending champion Richmond continued its hold on the top spot with 434.5 points and Fordham is in second with 318. George Mason is fourth with 281, Duquesne is fifth with 261.5, followed by Rhode Island, La Salle, George Washington, St. Bonaventure and Saint Louis.
Freshman Meriza Werenski opened the night swims with a school record time in the 400 individual medley, collecting bronze with a SPIRE Center pool record of 4:18.54. Junior Katie Arnott scored valuable points with a seventh place time of 4:25.38.
School record holder Jocelyn Yuen was sixth in the 100 fly in 55.76.
Arnott came back for her second individual event of the night in the 100 breast where she won silver with a 1:02.77, breaking her own UMass record by more than half a second.
Sophomore Rebecca Quirie qualified fifth in the 100 back with a school-record swim of 56.25 in the prelims before taking eighth in the finals in 56.41.
The swimming ended with a third place swim in the 400 medley relay. The team of Quirie, Werenski, Yuen and Zoe Judd posted a time of 3:45.01, shaving nearly nine tenths of a second off last year's benchmark.
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.