GENEVA, Ohio – Rhode Island was unable to score any points in the first three events of the day, but the Rams came on in the final two events at the Atlantic 10 Swimming & Diving Championships Thursday.
Junior Katy Evans finished 11th in the 1-meter diving finals, scoring six team points for the Rams. After scoring 209.65 in the preliminaries, Evans improved to 243.00 in the consolation finals.
The Rams capped Day Two with a 10th place finish in the 200 free relay, adding 14 more points to the team's total. The team of Eliza Anderson, Grace Kneller, Kelly Blake and Maddie Horner finish with a time of 1:36.05. George Washington won the event in an A-10 Championship record time of 1:31.53.
Rhode Island is in 11th place midway through the championship with 34 points. Duquesne continues to set the pace for the field with 229 points, followed by George Washington (206), Richmond (198) and Fordham (193.5).
Day Three of the conference championship will feature the prelims for the 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and the 100 backstroke. Nicole Petta enters the 100 breaststroke seeded seventh out of 40 swimmers, while Brooke Kelley (14th ) and Rebecca Younts (18th) both figure to finish in the top half of the field.
Below are the Rhode Island competitors in each event.
400 IM Prelims – None
100 Fly Prelims – Kelly Blake, Caitlyn Blake, Rebecca Younts
200 Free Prelims – Mackenna Dunn, Maddie Horner, Keely Hemminger, Emma Grace Pecha, Sabrina Anderson, Cara Megill, Zoe Sheridan, Eliza Anderson
100 Breast Prelims – Nicole Petta, Brooke Kelley, Rebecca Younts, Cassidy Fries, Kendra Graham
100 Back Prelims – Kaitlyn Bansky, Grace Kneller, Kristin Johnson
Day Two Team Standings
1. Duquesne – 229
2. George Washington - 206
3. Richmond – 198
4. Fordham – 193.5
5. Massachusetts – 143
6. George Mason – 98
7. Davidson – 96
8. St. Bonaventure – 95
9. La Salle – 92.5
10. Saint Louis – 63
11. Rhode Island - 14