UR Captures Win Over JMU in Season’s Only Home Meet

Congrats to the University of Richmond for overtaking James Madison University in UR’s only home swim meet.

Jimmy Young of the UR Collegian reports:

The Richmond swimming and diving team trumped James Madison University 167-127 Saturday in front of a raucous crowd at the Robins Center Natatorium, led by three seniors competing in their final home meet, and several freshmen swimming in their first.

The Spiders, who hope to capture their eighth consecutive Atlantic 10 Conference Championship Feb. 17 to 21 in Buffalo, N.Y., honored seniors Lauren Beaudreau, Cara Smaniotto and Julia Bizer before the meet. Coach Matt Barany spoke highly of all three athletes, praising them for their abilities and leadership.

Picture by Ben Weinstein/The Collegian – Freshman Michelle Johnson (left) finished fifth in the 200 butterfly in 2:14.12. She also finished fifth in the 1000 freestyle in 10:38.95.