GENEVA, Ohio – The Spider Swim & Dive program claimed a total of seven medals on the third day of action at the Atlantic 10 Championship. After an incredible energy-driven and strong showing on Friday, Richmond has a 32-point lead heading into the final day.
Senior Hannah Matheson had a look of determination as she got off the blocks for the 100 fly. The senior grabbed the bronze medal as she turned in a time of 55.17, which was a lifetime best.
On the 3M diving board senior Irina Chiulli shined. She finished with a final score of 288.95 to take home the silver medal.
Richmond’s 400 Medley Relay team of Gouger, Morgan Soulia, Matheson and Lane won the silver medal finishing in a season-best time of 3:43.46, just behind Davidson.
Freshman Lexie Gilbert notched a career-best time in the 400 IM at 4:23.29 to finish seventh overall while sophomore Nicole Piercy was right behind her at 4:23.44. Junior Erin Barry clocked in at 4:34.01 to place 16th in the event.
The Spiders added points in the 100 breast stroke, Soulia touched the wall at 1:03.96 with Barry at 1:05.35 to finish seventh and eighth, respectively.
Tomorrow the 2017 Atlantic 10 Champion will be crowned. The final day of action begins with prelims at 10:00 a.m. and finals slated at 6:30 p.m. A complete schedule of events can be found here.