Fordham Men Place Fifth at the 2012 Atlantic 10 Swimming & Diving Championship
Feb. 25, 2012
Buffalo, N.Y. - After four days of competition, the Fordham men's swimming and diving team placed fifth overall at the 2012 Atlantic 10 Championship, held at the Flickinger Center in Buffalo, New York. The Rams had another stellar performance on the last day, with a pair of second place finishes as well as another school record falling.
Massachusetts won the team title with a score of 693 points with St. Bonaventure in second at 567. Xavier took third with 522 points, followed by La Salle (417), Fordham (412), George Washington (401), and Saint Louis (342).
In the 100 freestyle, Devon Morris earned Second Team All-Atlantic 10 honors, as he placed second in a school record time of 44.89 seconds. He broke the previous mark of 45.49 seconds, set in 2000 by Maik Wiedenbach, who ironically was inducted into the Fordham Athletics Hall of Fame earlier today.
Next up was the 200 breaststroke, as Ben Dwyer and Sean McManus both scored for the Rams. Dwyer placed fifth in the "A" final in 2:03.28, while McManus made the "B" final and took 11th overall in 2:06.82.
The last event of the championship was the 400 freestyle relay, as Fordham's group of Noguchi, Nicholas Belfanti, Yi, and Morris finished sixth overall in a season-best time of 3:02.79.
Overall, Fordham's three event wins are the most by the team since the 1997 Atlantic 10 Championship, when the Rams also won three.
Atlantic 10 Records