Petta and DeLiberty Set New School Record at Atlantic 10 Championship

Petta and DeLiberty Set New School Record at Atlantic 10 Championship

Meet Information:

Atlantic 10 Swimming & Diving Championship

SPIRE Institute - Geneva, Ohio

Day Three Results

The Rhode Island women's swimming & diving team completed day three of the Atlantic 10 Championship in eighth place of 11 teams with 151.5 total points.

During today's events, Nicole Petta and Carly DeLiberty became the new co-owners of the school record in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Highlights From the Pool

  • In the prelims of the 100-yard breaststroke, sophomore Nicole Petta and senior Carly DeLiberty broke the school record and qualified for the finals. They both swam the event in 1:02.16.
  • In the finals, Petta became the first Ram to medal during the weekend by finishing third in the event (1:02.16). DeLiberty was right behind her, taking fourth (1:02.70).
  • Senior Kenna Melkonian was the only other Ram to finish in the top 35 in the 100-yard breaststroke, taking the 32nd spot with a time of 1:07.16.
  • Freshman Caitlin Guccione finished sixth in the finals of the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.28.
  • Senior Bridget Whalen also competed in the event and took 15th with 57.23. Sophomore Caitlyn Blake finished 21st with a time of 57.81.
  • Senior Lauren Folkert cracked the top 16 in the 100-yard backstroke, taking 14th place with a time of 56.46.
  • Junior Hannah Homans just missed the finals of the 100-yard backstroke, finishing 19th overall in 57.15. Sophomore Grace Kneller and senior Nicole Liddy also finished in the top 30 with times of 57.95 for 23rd and 58.15 for 26th, respectively.
  • Junior Sydney Williams took 22nd in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:36.46.
  • Freshman Mackenna Dunn was the highest-placing Ram in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:55.07. Just behind her were freshmen Emma Grace Pecha and Sabrina Anderson, who swam the event in 1:55.36 and 1:55.87, respectively.
  • Freshman Katy Evans took 19th in 3-meter diving with a score of 197.35.
  • The 400-yard medley relay team of Hannah Homans, Nicole Petta, Caitlin Guccione and Carly DeLiberty finished eighth with a time of 3:48.16.

Up Next
The Atlantic 10 Championship concludes tomorrow, Feb. 17, with the 1650-yard freestyle, the 200-yard backstroke, the 100-yard freestyle, the 200-yard breaststroke, the 200-yard butterfly and the 400-yard freestyle relay. The prelims for all events start at 10 a.m. and the finals are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.