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Spiders With a 32-Point Lead Heading Into Final Day at A10s
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Release: 02/17/2017
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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.

Lifetime bests were clocked in the 100 back stroke as freshman Hannah Gouger and senior Maggie Pope won gold and silver. Gouger touched the wall at 53.69, while Pope clocked in at 54.89.

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.

The accumulation of medals didn’t stop there as freshman Virginia Marsh and junior Annie Lane placed second and third in the 200 free at 1:48.10 and 1:48.80, respectively.

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.




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