2012 Atlantic 10 Swimming & Diving Championship is Underway in Buffalo
Feb. 22, 2012
Buffalo, N.Y. - The 2012 Atlantic 10 Swimming & Diving Championship began at the Flickinger Center in Buffalo, New York on Wednesday, with the Fordham women's tied for first place through two events, while the men's team sits in fifth through three events.
The Fordham women are tied with Richmond with 74 points atop the leaderboard, followed by La Salle (60), Rhode Island (56), St. Bonaventure (52), Xavier (46), Massachusetts (46), Duquesne (46), George Washington (42), and Saint Louis (40).
Massachusetts leads the men's competition with 117 points, followed by St. Bonaventure (106), Saint Louis (88), La Salle (88), Fordham (64), Xavier (58), and George Washington (56).
The opening event of the Championship was the women's 200 medley relay. Fordham's team of Brienne Ryan, Courtney Collyer, Kelly Bunster, and Kellie Lyver placed second overall in a season-best time of 1:42.72.
The competition then swung to the men's one-meter dive, where Fordham's Kevin Wong and Tim Landau-Smith both scored. Wong placed tenth overall in a score of 191.70, while Landau-Smith was 12th with a total of 172.90.
On the men's side, Fordham had more to celebrate, as the Rams' squad of Shintaro Noguchi, Militti, Yi, and Nicholas Belfanti placed sixth in the 800 freestyle relay in a school record time of 6:48.83. The time broke of the oldest record on file for the men's team of 6:49.90, which was set back in 1976 by Devon Reiff, Frank May, Chuck Felice, and Larry Cichanowicz.
Day two of the competition begins on Thursday at 10:30 AM with preliminary races, while the final will be at 6:30 PM.