Women Remain in Third, Men Move up to Second in Day Two of Patriot Invitational

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Ashley Danner earned an NCAA consideration in todays 400-yard IM event.
Ashley Danner earned an NCAA consideration in todays 400-yard IM event.

Nov. 21, 2010

Patriot Invitational Central

Fairfax, Va. -With one day remaining at the Patriot Invitational, Mason's men's swimming and diving team moved from third to second place and the women's team maintained its hold on third. The men's team now has 413 points and the women's team has tallied 439 points. UMBC are first in both sides having scored 793.5 points on the men's side and 642 on the women's side.

Ashley Danner had another great day finishing first in the 400-yard IM with a time of 4:18.19. This time qualified her for an NCAA consideration, which could possibly send her to the NCAA Championships. "Ashley had a great performance tonight and it's impressive that she can make an NCAA consideration time in an event that she usually doesn't swim in, and it just shows her versatility as a great athlete", Coach Peter Ward stated. Danner, along with Paige Impink, Anna Ratana, and Katie Planchak, won the 200-yard Medley Relay with a time of 1:43.13. That time was a meet record. In addition to winning the 200-yard Medley Relay, Impink also won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.70.

On the men's side Bryan Bahr won the 3-meter dive with a score of 363.00. He was part of the Mason team that claimed three out of the top five spots at the 3-meter dive. Frank Burdell finished third with a score of 262.90 and John Schmitz came in fifth with a 211.40 score.



The Patriot Invitational concludes Sunday, with the preliminary session set for 9 a.m. and the finals scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.
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