Women's Swimming & Diving Claims A-10 Gold

Gemma Atherley, Abigail Fusco, Emily Zhang and Jackie Torrez (left to right) claimed A-10 gold Wednesday.
Gemma Atherley, Abigail Fusco, Emily Zhang and Jackie Torrez (left to right) claimed A-10 gold Wednesday.
Feb. 14, 2018

Wednesday's Results

GENEVA, Ohio - Gemma Atherley, Abigail Fusco, Jackie Torrez and Emily Zhang set program and conference records en route to gold in the 800-yard freestyle relay Wednesday, highlighting a successful opening day at the Atlantic 10 Championships.



The Colonials also broke a program record in the night's other event -- the 200-yard medley relay -- and sit in third place after the first of four days at the SPIRE Institute. They amassed 64 points and trail only Duquesne (72) and Richmond (68) in the team standings.

GW put together the tremendous start-to-finish effort needed to grab its first gold on the women's side at the conference meet since 2014.

Gemma Atherley broke the program record in the 200 free (1:49.03) with her blazing opening leg. Fusco, Torrez and Zhang made the lead stand up with Zhang touching in 7:15.43, two seconds clear of second-place Richmond.

The Colonials placed seventh in the 200 medley relay with Andrea Ho, Torrez, Alli Lapps and Caroline Racke combining to finish in 1:42.73 and take down a program mark that had stood since 2013.

UP NEXT: The four-day A-10 Championships run through Saturday. Thursday is highlighted by the start of individual swimming events with preliminary races beginning at 10 a.m. and finals at 6:30 p.m. The full schedule is available here.

WATCH THIS: Hear from Head Coach James Winchester, Fusco and Torrez after the opening day of the A-10 Championships.


 

 

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