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Women's Swimming & Diving

 
March 19, 2010

Perizzolo Wins National Title

Annie Perizzolo won the 100 breaststroke at the NCAA Division III Championships this evening with a CMS and SCIAC record time of 1:01.84.  Perizzolo is the third Athena to win a national swimming title.  She had the fastest time in the morning prelims with a time (1:02.45) that broke her previous CMS and SCIAC record. She finished fifth and fourth in this event the last two years.  She will swim the 200 breaststroke tomorrow.  She is the top seed in the race and has finished second in the event the last two years.

Earlier in the session, Katie Bilotti finished third in the 100 backstroke with a CMS and SCIAC record time of 56.11.  Both Bilotti and Perizzolo earned All-American honors for finishing in the top eight.  Tessa Dover won the consolation final in the 100 back with a personal best of 56.74 and earned Honorable Mention All-American honors.

CMS remained in fifth place after the third day with 144 points.  This will be the team's highest ever finish if they can maintain their position on the fourth and final day of competition.