Athenas Finish 14th At NCAA Division III Championships
CMS scored 70 points to finish 14th at the NCAA Division III Championships in Oxford, OH over the weekend. This is the third straight year and fifth time in the last seven years CMS has finished in the top 15.
The Athenas were led by the double All-American performance of Annie Perizzolo (FR, Aurora, CO). She finished second in the 200 breaststroke with a SCIAC record time of 2:18.31 and finished fifth in the 100 breaststroke with the second fastest time in SCIAC history (1:04.85). In the 200, she broke her own SCIAC record in the prelims by 2.39 seconds to qualify third and then went 0.46 seconds faster in the final. In the 100, she swam a personal best of 1:05.18 in the prelims and then swam a lifetime best in the final.
Perizzolo also swam the breaststroke leg on both of CMS' medley relays. The 400 medley relay team of Jenni Rinker (FR, Eagle River, AK)-Perizzolo-Kevyn Klein (SR, Northridge)-Monica Brazelton (SO, Santa Clara) won the consolation final with a SCIAC record time of 3:56.01. The same four made up the 200 medley relay team that finished 11th. The 800 free relay of Rinker-Brazelton-Perizzolo-Carliann Brashier (FR, Highlands Ranch, CO) finished 14th. All three of these relays earned Honorable Mention All-American honors for finishing ninth to 16th. Rinker also earned individual HM All-American honors by finishing 13th in the 200 backstroke. Rinker set the CMS and SCIAC record of 2:06.25 in prelims and swam just 0.01 seconds slower in the final.
Rinker also set the CMS record of 58.89 in the 100 backstroke while finishing 18th. The 200 free relay team of Brazelton-Rinker-Perizzolo-Klein finished 17th, the 400 free relay team of Brazelton-Rinker-Brashier-Klein finished 19th and Brashier finished 20th in the 1650 free and 38th in the 200 and 500 frees.