Xavier Closes A-10 Swimming Championships With 12 Medals
Feb. 24, 2013
GENEVA, Ohio - The Xavier University men's swimming team finished third in the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships, while the women's team finished tenth. The men's combined score for the event was 519 points, while the women finished with 165.
Mackenna Rife swam the 1650 free in 17:15.67 to earn 14th place. Her time trails only former XU standout Kari Peglar, who swam the event in 17:05.10 in 2008. Nick Foster climbed the podium to receive a bronze medal on the men's side after finishing with a time of 15:42.23, breaking Xavier's school record by over three seconds.
Jacquelyn Misanik (2:03.04) finished seventh in the main event of the 200 back, while teammate Carolyn Stewart (2:02.01) won the B final. On the men's side, Chad Thompson (1:48.91) finished just out of the medals with a fourth-place showing. Thompson lowered his school record by one one-hundredth of a second. Teammate Joe O'Hara (1:52.98) touched eighth in the main event as well. David Maxwell (1:50.34) finished second in the B final.
In the B finals of the 100 free, Luke Johanns (45.52) and Carter Clark (46.29) finished third and seventh, respectively. Johanns surpassed Nathan Green's 2011 time of 45.67 to set Xavier's all-time record.
Natalie Hyde helped the women's team with a sixth-place effort in the 200 breast, touching in a time of 2:20.39. The men's team had three swimmers in the B finals. Rick Stewart touched in 2:04.82, finishing second, and Michael Gordon came in third with a time of 2:05.38. Eric Dirvin (2:08.40) wrapped up the finals with an eighth-place showing.
Anne Frigo, Claire Brolsma, Molly Kroeger and Randi Windemuller put forth a time of 3:29.84 in the women's 400 free relay to finish tenth. Conchuratt, Thompson, Pablo Morejon and Johanns closed out the championships with a bronze medal in the men's 400 free relay after posting a time of 3:00.08, breaking the school record by 1.7 seconds.
During the 2013 A-10 Swimming and Diving Championships, Xavier broke nine team records. The men's team eclipsed eight marks, while the women set one new top time. The two teams combined to bring home 12 medals, one gold, seven silver and four bronze.