Petta Earns Silver Medal on Day Three of A-10s

Photo Credit: John Reid
Photo Credit: John Reid

GENEVA, Ohio – Rhode Island senior Nicole Petta medaled in the 100-yard breaststroke, giving the Rams their best finish to date at the 2019 Atlantic 10 Swimming & Diving Championships.

Petta placed second in the event, finishing in a time of 1:01.41. She was out touched at the wall by Fordham's Milly Furneaux, who was just .04 seconds ahead of Petta. Petta earned a silver medal plus 17 team points for Rhode Island.

The 100 breaststroke provided 9.5 more points for the Rams. Sophomore Rebecca Younts placed 10th with a time of 1:04.07, while classmate Brooke Kelley tied for 14th. She and Davidson's Audrey Grammel had matching times of 1:05.12. Younts scored seven team points, while Kelley added 2.5

Saturday Events
The final day of the championships includes seven more events on the women's side of the ledger. There will be the 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, the 3-meter dive, the 1650 freestyle and the 4x400 free relay.

Below are the Rhode Island competitors in each event.

200 Backstroke – Kaitlyn Bansky, Emma Grace Pecha, Cara Megill
100 Freestyle – Eliza Anderson, Grace Kneller, Maddie Horner, Mackenna Dunn, Kelly Blake, Caitlyn Blake, Kendra Graham
200 Breaststroke – Nicole Petta, Cassidy Fries, Brooke Kelley, Rebecca Younts
200 Butterfly – Mackenna Dunn, Rebecca Younts
3-meter Dive – Alyssa Campone, Katy Evans, Cameron Murray, Fallon Pfeifer
1650 Freestyle – Keely Hemminger, Sabrina Anderson, Cara Megill, Zoe Sheridan
4x400 Relay – Team

Day Three Team Standings
1. Duquesne – 396
2. George Washington - 379
3. Fordham – 360.5
4. Richmond – 333
5. Massachusetts – 224
6. Davidson – 166.5
7. George Mason – 159
8. La Salle – 149.5
9. St. Bonaventure – 134
10. Saint Louis – 115
11. Rhode Island – 60.5