KISSIMMEE, Fla. – [DAY THREE RESULTS] Ryan McCoy continued his impressive swimming on Friday in the Atlantic 10 Championship. The junior posted his second gold in as many days as the Billikens wrapped-up day three of competition.
McCoy grabbed the win in the 100m Butterfly finals on Friday with a near A-10 record time. He finished in 46.96, just .05 seconds off the record pace set in 2017 by Andrea Bolognesi of George Washington.
Justin Mars also medaled on Friday for the Billikens. The junior from Rockwood Summit High School posted a second place finish in the prelims of the 100M Breaststroke before finishing the event strong with a bronze medal and a time of 54.85.
Collin O’Brien also made his way into the finals with an eighth place finish in the prelims. In the finals, however, the sophomore improved to fifth with a time of 55.07, good enough to make the NCAA B-Cut. Both O'Brien and Mars made the B-Cut in the 100 Breast.
Riley Kirby was the top individual performer for the women on Friday. The senior from Lincolnshire, Ill., qualified for the finals of the 100M Backstroke with a fifth place finish in the prelims. In the finals, she finished in eighth with a time of 56 seconds flat.
The A-10 Championship will wrap-up on Saturday as the Billiken men will enter competition in fifth place, just 20 points out of fourth. On the women’s side, the Billikens sit in eighth place, 20 points out of seventh, currently occupied by George Mason.