Conchuratt earned two bronze medals in day two
Feb. 23, 2012
BUFFALO, N.Y. -Two school records fell on Thursday night at the Flickinger Aquatics Center in the second day of competition at the 2012 Atlantic 10 Swimming Championships. The Xavier men are in third with 200 points, one point shy of St. Bonaventure, while the women are in eighth with 86 points.
Senior Michael Zennedjian found himself in a familiar place - the top of the podium. For the second-straight year Zennedjian won the 200 IM, setting a school, conference and meet record with a time of 1:48.20. That time also qualified for NCAA-B level. Junior Sam Conchuratt earned his first bronze medal of the evening in the same race posting a time of 1:49.49. The Musketeers had four swimmers in the top eight in the event with sophomore Chad Thompson and freshman Eric Dirvin coming in fourth and sixth with times of 1:50.61 and 1:52.46 respectively.
Conchuratt's second bronze of the night came in the 200 yard freestyle relay where he teamed up with sophomore John Kinney, junior Pablo Morejon and sophomore Armando Moss. The team set a school record with a time of 1:22.17.
Morejon won the consolation final in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 20.71. Moss finished 20.95 in the finals of that event. Junior David Gordon came in fifth in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 4:35.80. The freshman duo of Alex Huff and Kiernan McGeehan finished in 4:38.62 and 4:39.25 in that event's consolation final. Freshman Michael Gordon ended the 200 IM with a time of 1:53.90 in the consolation final.
On the women's side, freshman Carolyn Stewart had a time of 2:07.08 in the 200 IM consolation final. Sophomore Grace Raynor posted a time of 5:04.33 in the 500 freestyle consolation final. Junior Anne Frigo swam the 50 yard freestyle consolation final in 23.97. The women's 200 yard freestyle relay team of Maddie Day, Stewart, Courtney Shields and Frigo earned sixth place off of a 1:36.89 time.
The Championships will continue Friday with preliminaries held at 10:30 a.m. and finals at 6:30 p.m. There are several ways you can keep up to date with Xavier swimming at the A-10 Championships this season - @XavierGameDay on Twitter, the Atlantic 10 web stream and GoXavier.com.