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Lauren Hines set the pool record in the 100 backstroke.
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Swimming & Diving Leads ODU, UNCW
Courtesy:Richmond Athletics
Release:10/12/2012
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NORFOLK, Va. - The Richmond swimming & diving team leads both UNC-Wilmington and host Old Dominion after the first day of a two-day dual meet at Old Dominion's J.C. "Scrap" Chandler Pool.

Due to technical difficulties, results were not available for the opening day, but after the final swimming event of the day, the Spiders led UNC-Wilmington 46-24 and trailed Old Dominion 39-38.

Freshman Erica Elias then won the 3-meter dive in her collegiate debut, which put the Spiders ahead of the Monarchs.

"We're having fun. It appears the freshmen like this environment," Richmond head coach Matt Barany said. "The experienced ladies have done a great job preparing the young ones for today. It's fun to watch the leadership and mentorship. Erica winning the 3-meter in her debut was a fitting close to the day."

Senior Lauren Hines set the pool record in her 100-yard backstroke leg (55.9 seconds) to open the 400 medley relay. The Spiders finished first, but were disqualified due to leaving the block to early on one of the legs.

Richmond junior Mali Kobelja, the 2012 Atlantic 10 Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year and 2012 Atlantic 10 Championship Most Outstanding Performer, picked up right where she left off, winning the 200 IM.

The  meet wraps up Saturday and complete results will be available.

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