WASHINGTON, D.C. - The University of Richmond swimming and diving program closed out their 2016 slate with a victory over Atlantic 10 foe George Washington, 150-148.
Freshman Virginia Marsh won both the 1,000 free and the 500 free at 10:34.46 and 5:08.90, respectively. In the 500 free, the Spiders took the top three spots with Marsh, junior Annie Lane and sophomore Nicole Piercy.
Marsh also finished in second in the 100 free just a second behind the Colonials' Emily Zhang, who leads the A-10 in the event.
Freshman Hannah Gouger won the 200 backstroke in a time of 2:06.01. Junior Erin Barry won a pair of races in the 100 breast stroke clocking a time of 1:07.05 and the 200 breast stroke at 2:21.50. Senior Hannah Matheson took second in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:09.26.
The divers swept both the 1M and 3M events with senior Irinia Chiulli leading the way. In the 1M the Spiders placed four in the top five in the event with freshman Sydney Weiskopf, junior Laura Rokop and freshman Maddy Chao. Rokop and Weiskopf rounded out the top three in the 3M.
In the 200 free, Lane led the Spiders with a third place finish at 1:56.07. Sophomores Lauren Wallace and Morgan Soulia finished in fourth and fifth respectively. Freshman Hannah Gouger placed second in the 100 backstroke at 57.66. Senior Maggie Pope and junior Hannah Verrette also scored points in the event.
Richmond will return to action on January 14 against JMU in the Robins Center Natatorium.