RICHMOND, Virginia – Senior Michael Baric claimed both the 200 IM and 100 Backstroke to lead UNCW on the first day of a two-day dual meet with host Richmond and Old Dominion on Friday at the Collegiate School Aquatic Center.

The Seahawk men lead their former Colonial Athletic Association rival Old Dominion by a score of 125-78. UNCW’s women’s team, meanwhile, holds a 1120-92 lead on ODU but trails UR, 127-77.

Baric led an impressive effort by the AquaHawks as UNCW won eight swimming events and a diving event.

Baric clocked in with times of 1:55.58 in the 200 IM and later posted a winning time of 51.48 in the 100 Backstroke.

Contributing wins for the Seahawk men were junior Valtteri Halonen (100 Butterfly), the 400 Medley Relay of Halonen, sophomores Daniel Dozier and Zach Sowers and senior Gabe Thran. The 200 Free Relay of senior Joe Gallene, sophomore Ned Tyler, junior Drew Gaertner and Thran also added a win, taking the final event of the evening session.

In diving, freshman Allen Crosby won the 1-meter board with 268.30 points.

On the women’s side, senior Rachel Sears (50 Free), sophomore Christine Souther (100 Breaststroke) and junior Hannah Stephenson (100 Backstroke) were winners for the Seahawks.

The meet concludes on Saturday with an 11 a.m. start.