HARRISONBURG, Va., Jan. 28, 2011 - The James Madison swimming and diving team continues its 2011 schedule as it travels to Richmond, Va. this Saturday for a rematch with the University of Richmond.
The meet is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at the Robins Center Natatorium.
Earlier this season, JMU lost to Richmond, 180-173, in a double-dual meet that also included Duquesne. The meet came down to the final event, with the Dukes trailing by two points heading into the 400-yard freestyle relay, but the Spiders held off the hard charging Dukes for the win.
Since the loss to UR, JMU has gone 7-1 in dual meets, including a 3-1 mark in Colonial Athletic Association play.
Madison is coming off a double-dual meet split against Loyola (Md.) and Towson last week. The Dukes won seven events, including record breaking performances in both diving events. In the three-meter event, sophomore Kimberly Helfrich (Fort Belvoir, Va./West Springfield) shattered her own school record with a 377.70 while senior Jessie Everett (Arlington, Va./Yorktown) broke the Savage Natatorium pool record in the one-meter dive with a 320.70.
JMU got swimming wins from seniors Lisa Colapietro (Hollidaysburg, Pa./Hollidaysburg), and Carly Gibson (Bethesda, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross), as well as juniors Catalina Mendieta (Parkland, Fla./Marjory Stoneman Douglas) and Eva Hannesdottir (Seltjarnarnes, Iceland/Kvennaskolinn). Colapietro won the 200 breaststroke while Mendieta claimed the 50 free style. Those to combined with senior Morgan McCarthy (New Castle, Del./St. Mark's) and junior Rebecca Hunt (Glen Allen, Va./J.R. Tucker) to also win the 200-yard medley relay. Hannesdottir won the 100 free and Gibson took home first in the 100 butterfly.
This will be the final tune-up for the Spiders as they head into the Atlantic 10 Championships next month. Overall they are 7-3 and are coming off a 173-121 loss to Virginia Tech.
Sophomore Lauren Hines led the way for UR, winning both the 100-yard backstroke as well as the 100 freestyle. Richmond also got individual wins from junior Charlotte Brackett (50 freestyle) and freshman Mali Kobelja (200 breaststroke).
ORDER OF EVENTS
200 Medley Relay
200 Individual Medley
200 Freestyle Relay
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