UMass Finishes Third In Atlantic 10 Championships
Feb. 23, 2014
GENEVA, Ohio - The Massachusetts women's swimming & diving team finished in third place at the 2014 Atlantic 10 Swimming & Diving Championships on Saturday.
UMass totaled 467 points to finish behind Richmond with 645.4 and Fordham with 493. George Mason was fourth (436), followed by Duquesne, La Salle, Rhode Island, George Washington, St. Bonaventure and Saint Louis.
The Minutewomen got another strong performance from its diving corps as the group swept the 3-meter board and collected five of the top six places for 80 team points.
Molly Smyth opened the night with a 16:59.86 in the 1,650 free. Her time of 10:14.68 at the 1,000-yard mark was a personal best and broke her own UMass record.
Rebecca Quirie followed with a school-record swim in the 200 back to post a 10-place finish in 2:01.95. The previous record was set in 2001, the oldest remaining mark in the women's program. Last year, UMass set 21 of the 23 records en route to a second-place A-10 finish.
Merezi Werenski continued her stellar meet with a third place finish in the 200 breast, collecting a school record and NCAA 'B' cut time of 2:14.82.
Katie Arnott also posted a 'B' cut with a fourth place finish in 2:15.93.