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A&T Downs VMI 116-85 in Dual Meet

Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
          Release: 11/08/2013
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The Aggies earned a key win over VMI. Photo by Kevin L. Dorsey
Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
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GREENSBORO – The North Carolina A&T swimming team used seven first-place finishes to defeat VMI 116-85 in a dual meet, Friday evening at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

The win was big for the Aggies as they tied VMI earlier in the season in a tri-meet. Head coach Shawn Hendrix stressed the importance of breaking the tie this time with the Keydets.

“The most important thing is doing the small things for the big opportunities,” Hendrix explained. “The team did that tonight. We really worked on a lot of things repeatedly so that we can become disciplined. You reap the reward from being disciplined and consistent and the girls saw that.”

The 200-yard medley relay team of Miranda Jacobs, Danielle Jackson, Niya Ross, and Erika Eisenman kicked off the meet by winning the event with a time of 1:57.89.

Sophomore Kenya Dunn won a pair of races for the Aggies. Dunn was first in the 50-yard freestyle (25.89) and the 100-yard freestyle (57.56).

In the distance events, Christian Hill finished with a time of 12:10.78 in the 1000-yard freestyle and clocked 5.55.43 in the 500-yard freestyle en route to a pair of first place finishes.

In the 200-yard freestyle, Aarica Carrington (2:06.59) and Victoria Orr (2:16.65) finished in first and third respectively. Orr also claimed a second-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:15.28). Carrington posted a time of 57.68 in the 100-yard free to finish third

Jackson led A&T in the 100-yard breaststroke (1.11.28) to win the event. Jackson also finished third in the 200-yard individual medley (2:29.44).

Jacobs placed second in two events. She finished second in the 200-yard individual medley (2:26.58) and second in the 100-yard backstroke (1:06.77)

Ross performed well for the Aggies and led them in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:04.92 to place second. Ross also finished in third in the 500-yard freestyle (5:56.34). Dominque Crable was second in the 50-yard freestyle (26.10).

The Aggies meet against Radford on Saturday, Nov. 9 has been cancelled.

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