Rams Head to 2019 Atlantic 10 Championship

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

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Day One Prelims | Day One Finals
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Day Three Prelims | Day Three Finals
Day Four Prelims | Day Four Finals

Rhode Island will head to the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio for the 2019 Atlantic 10 Swimming & Diving Championship. The meet will take place over the course of four days, beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 20 and ending Saturday, Feb. 23. The Rams, who were picked to finish eleventh in the preseason poll, enter the championship after closing out a historic regular season, finishing with a 9-2 mark.   

Rhode Island at the Atlantic 10 Championship

  • The Rams' highest finish since the A-10 has grown to include 11 swim & dive programs was sixth place in 2013. 
  • That year, Rhody earned 269.50 points to beat Duquesne, St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis, Xavier and Butler. 
  • Rhode Island finished tenth at the 2018 Atlantic 10 Championship. The Rams' total of 162 points put them ahead of Davidson in the final team standings.  
  • Senior Nicole Petta led the Rams with two finishes on the podium. Petta earned silver in the 100-yard breaststroke and bronze in the 200-yard breaststroke. 
  • Junior Caitlin Guccione made it to the finals in both the 100- and 200-yard butterfly events. She finished sixth and fourth, respectively. 

Last Time in the Pool: 

  • The Rams dug out a 169-130 Senior Day victory over Central Connecticut on Sunday, Feb. 3 at the Tootell Aquatic Center. 
  • Seniors Eliza Anderson, Caitlyn Blake, Grace Kneller and Nicole Petta were honored prior to the start of the meet and teamed up to win the 200-yard medley relay. 
  • Petta and Anderson each won two individual events. Petta finished first in both the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke, while Anderson picked up wins in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events. 
  • Junior Katy Evans swept both diving events, finishing just ahead of sophomore Cameron Murray in the 1-meter dive. 
  • Freshman Keely Hemminger won the 1000-yard freestyle by over five seconds, her first individual win in that event. 
  • Junior Maddie Horner won the 200-yard freestyle and classmate Mackenna Dunn finished first in the 200-yard IM.