XU Drops Three More Team Records During A-10 Championships
Feb. 21, 2013
GENEVA, Ohio - Just hours after breaking an 18-year old team record in the 50 free, lightning struck again when Luke Johanns took home the gold medal in an Atlantic 10 Championship record-setting performance with a time of 20.25. Two other Xavier records fell on the second day of the championships.
Anne Frigo, Claire Brolsma, Molly Kroeger and Courtney Shields combined to post a time of 1:35.39 in the 200 free relay, breaking the previous team record of 1:35.72 set by Elaina Suba, Alison Johnson, Bethanie Griffin and Alissa Schriner in 2009. The efforts of Frigo, Brolsma, Kroeger and Shields earned them a fifth-place finish.
Mackenna Rife finished sixth in the B finals of the 500 free after touching in 4:59.53. Rife is already the second-fastest swimmer in the event in program history after just one season on campus.
The men's 200 IM finals were filled with Musketeers. Sam Conchuratt put forth a time of 1:49.26 and was out-touched by just six one-hundredths of a second, earning a silver-place medal. Chad Thompson (1:50.25) finished fourth and Michael Gordon (1:53.64) touched eighth. Eric Dirvin won the B finals with a time of 1:52.17 to give Xavier four of the top nine finishers.
The Musketeers' men's 200 free relay team closed the night with another record-setting effort. Johanns, Thompson, Kinney and Morejon teamed to post a time of 1:21.30, besting Xavier's previous record by nearly nine-tenths of a second. Their effort earned XU a silver medal.
After two days of competition, the women sit in seventh place overall with 85 points and are just 1.5 points behind Duquesne and 14 away from George Washington. Meanwhile, the men are second overall with 207 points and trail only St. Bonaventure.