Swimming & Diving
By Maura Bogue
February 26, 2009
The University of Richmond women's swimming and diving team won its eighth consecutive Atlantic 10 championship Saturday after beating seven A-10 records during four days of competition at the Flickinger Center in Buffalo, N.Y.
From the first event on Wednesday to the last event on Saturday, the lineup of junior Alex Helland, senior captain Lauren Beaudreau, junior captain Katie Sieben and freshman Charlotte Brackett set A-10 and school records in the 200-yard medley relay in 1 minute 40.17 seconds and the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:22.87.
On Friday, they dropped six seconds off Richmond's 400-yard medley relay time that had set the A-10 record the year before, winning in 3:40.34.
Beaudreau, who also won the 200-yard individual medley and the 100- and 200-yard breaststrokes, was named Female Performer of the Meet.
"Her last swim, the 200 breaststroke, it was probably the swim of the meet," coach Matthew Barany said.