Stewart wins bronze in 100 yard backstroke
Feb. 24, 2012
BUFFALO, N.Y. -Three school records fall in the third day of competition at the 2012 Atlantic 10 Swimming Championships. The men are currently in third place, while the women are in eighth. The night ended on high note winning the program's first ever men's 400 medley relay gold medal.
The team of Joseph O'Hara, Michael Zennedjian, Sam Conchuratt and Pablo Morejon swam a school-record 3:19.95 to capture first place. The women's team of Carolyn Stewart, Maddie Day, Courtney Shields and Anne Frigo came in fourth, setting a school record, with a time of 3:49.51.
For the second night in a row, Zennedjian broke a school and meet record in the 400 yard IM with a time of 3:51.54. The win marked the senior's third consecutive win in this event at the Atlantic 10 Championships and is his sixth career gold medal.
Junior Sam Conchuratt won his third bronze medal of the event, this time in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 49.23. Freshman Carolyn Stewart won her first career medal, with a bronze-medal winning performance in the 100 yard backstroke. Stewart touched at 56.17.
Sophomore Chad Thompson finished fourth in the 400 yard IM championship final with a time of 3:58.62. Junior Rick Stewart and rookie Michael Gordon went 1-2 in the 100 yard breaststroke with times of 56.88 and 57.07. Senior Chadeau Wilson finished fourth in the championship final with a time of 56.88. Junior David Maxwell won the 100 yard backstroke consolation final with a time of 51.08, while classmate Joseph O'Hara came in sixth in the championship final with a time of 50.78.
Freshman Maddie Day and sophomore Natalie Hyde went first and second in the 100 yard breaststroke with times of 1:05.81 and 1:06.43 respectively. Freshman Jacquelyn Misanik finished fifth in the 100 yard backstroke consolation final, reaching the wall at 57.87. Freshman Samantha Sloand came in seventh in the 100 yard backstroke championship final.
In the morning preliminaries held earlier in the day, Zennedjian won his heat of the 400 IM with a time of 3:59.29. Jared Ness was in the same heat and came in third with a time of 4:01.59. Thompson ended in second in his heat of the event at 3:59.47.
Conchuratt came in second in his preliminary heat of the 100 yard butterfly, touching the wall at 49.46. In his heat, Morejon came in third at 50.19.
Anne Frigo won her heat of the 200 yard freestyle that also featured two of her teammates, Randi Windemuller and Lynn Brotherton. Frigo came in at 1:55.50, while Windemuller came in third at 1:57.32 and Brotherton fifth with at time of 1:57.80. Carly Davis came in third in her heat of the event. In the preliminaries of the men's 200 yard freestyle, Dan Schneider came in second with a time of 1:42.95. Eric Dirvin placed third in his heat with a time of 1:40.82. William Oswald was fourth in his heat.
Wilson won his heat of the 100 yard breaststroke with a 56.99. Stewart placed third in his heat with a time of 57.38 while Gordon came in fourth in his heat at 57.44.
Stewart and Sloand came in second and third in their heat of the women's 100 yard backstroke. On the men's side Joseph O'Hara came in third in his heat with a time of 50.64.
The Championship wraps up Saturday with a morning preliminary session held at 10:30 a.m. followed by the finals at 6:30 p.m. As always, stay tuned to GoXavier.com for results or follow the action live by watching the Atlantic 10 live web stream of both sessions or by following @XavierGameDay on Twitter.