JMU Swimming and Diving Wins Sun Belt Championship

Image courtesy of JMU Athletics Communications

By Bennett Conlin

JMU swimming and diving won the Sun Belt Championships on Saturday, dominating the four-team competition.

The Dukes led all teams with 1,091 points across the four days of competition. Marshall finished second with 779.5 points, while Georgia Southern (653.5) and Old Dominion rounded out the field (456). The Dukes became the first team in conference history to finish the meet with over 1,000 points.

The program continues to find unprecedented success under head coach Dane Pedersen, winning conference titles in six of the last seven seasons.

“I’m so thrilled and happy for our girls and all their hard work especially our seniors,” Pedersen said in a press release. “Winning a championship is hard and involves so many moving pieces.”

JMU set a number of Sun Belt Championship records during their fantastic week. Among those records are:

Championship records
1M Dive – Alexa Holloway [332.10]
100 Back – Madison Cottrell [53.47]
100 Free – Jamie Cornwell [49.70]
200 Free Relay – James Madison [1:30.69]
200 Medley Relay – James Madison [1:38.53]
400 Free Relay – James Madison [3:19.86]
400 Medley Relay – James Madison [3:38.46]
Sun Belt record
1M Dive – Alexa Holloway [332.10]

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