Women's Swimming

Minutewomen Set Three School Records, Move To Fourth In The Standings

Michaela Butler claimed the first gold medal for the Minutewomen in the one-meter dive.

Michaela Butler claimed the first gold medal for the Minutewomen in the one-meter dive.

Feb. 24, 2012

AMHERST, Mass. -

The Minutewomen set three school records as they moved up the ladder into fourth place by the end of day two of the Atlantic 10 Championships from Buffalo, N.Y. Richmond now has the sole possession of first place with 272 points. The Spiders are followed by Fordham (217), La Salle (185), UMass (177), St. Bonaventure (105), Rhode Island (103), Duquesne (93), Xavier (86), George Washington (86) and Saint Louis (68).

Freshman Molly Smyth got the day started off with a record setting finish in the 500-yard freestyle relay. Her time of 4:47.37 was good for seventh place in the event and knocked off Chelsea Downing's record set during the 2009-10 season.

In the 50-yard freestyle Amina Meho took eighth in the A-final with a time of 23.79. In the B-final Zoe Judd took ninth place finishing with a time of 23.45 setting a school record in the process.

The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Meho, Anna Cavanaugh, Hannah Markey and Judd finished with a school record setting time of 1:34.63, good for third in the event.

Other top-10 finishes on the day for the Minutewomen came in the 200 IM with an eighth place finish for Katie Arnott finishing with a time of 2:06.64.

The Minutewomen dominated on the diving board taking the top two spots in the one-meter dive. Michaela Butler took the top spot and claimed the first gold medal for the women on the week, finishing with a score of 260.85. Last year's one-meter champ Molly Elkins came in second place with a score of 240.85.



Day three finals will kick off tonight at 6:30 pm.


    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Jan 3
    at Loyola Invitational 10:00 AM
    Friday, Jan 9
    at Rhode island Invitational 6:00 PM
    Saturday, Jan 10
    at Rhode island Invitational 10:00 AM
    Saturday, Jan 17
    vs Bryant 12:00 PM Senior Day
    Friday, Jan 23
    at Dartmouth Invitational 5:00 PM
    Saturday, Jan 24
    at Dartmouth Invitational 10:00 AM
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