800 Free Relay Finishes 10th on First Day of A10s

800 Free Relay Finishes 10th on First Day of A10s


 – After a tough break saw Rhode Island's 200 medley relay team get disqualified at the 2019 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championship Wednesday, the 800 freestyle team got the Rams on the board.

The team of Maddie Horner, Mackenna Dunn, Keely Hemminger and Eliza Anderson placed 10th in the 800-yard medley relay. The Rams posted a time of 7:36.70, coming in .41 seconds after La Salle. Duquesne – which has the early lead in the overall team standings – won the relay with a time of 7:15.69.

Rhode Island earned 14 points for the result.

In the 200-yard medley relay, URI was disqualified and did not score any points.

Thursday Events
Day Two of the conference championship will feature the prelims for the 500-freestyle, 200 individual medley and the 50 freestyle in the morning, and the 1-meter diving prelims in the afternoon. In the evening, the finals for each of the events will be held, along with the 200 free relay and the 1-meter diving finals also will be held.

Below are the Rhode Island competitors in each event:

500 Free Prelims
Keely Hemminger, Cara Megill, Sabrina Anderson, Emma Grace Pecha and Zoe Sheridan
200 IM PrelimsNicole Petta, Mackenna Dunn, Brooke Kelley and Rebecca Younts
50 Free PrelimsEliza Anderson, Kelly Blake, Maddie Horner, Grace Kneller, Caitlyn Blake, Kendra Graham, Kristin Johnson, Kaitlyn Bansky and Cassidy Fries
1-Meter Diving PrelimsAlyssa Campone, Katy Evans, Cameron Murray and Fallon Pfeifer

Day One Team Standings
1. Duquesne – 72
2. Fordham - 70
3. George Washington – 66
4. Richmond – 64
5. St. Bonaventure – 50
5. Massachusetts – 50
5. George Mason – 50
8. Davidson – 46
9. Saint Louis – 34
10. La Salle – 32
11. Rhode Island - 14