Athenas In Fifth At NCAA Championships After Day Two
CMS is in fifth place at the NCAA Division III Championships after the second of four days with 99 points. Katie Bilotti [pictured] in the 100 fly and both medley relays have finished second in their events while each set CMS and SCIAC records. Bilotti, the fourth seed in the 100 fly, finished second with her time of 54.93. Yesterday the 200 medley relay team of Elsa Cheng, Annie Perizzolo, Bilotti and Emma Jones swam 1:43.09 while finishing second. Today the 400 medley relay team of Tessa Dover, Perizzolo, Bilotti and Jones swam 3:44.60. After Perizzolo's sizzling split of 1:01.10 (second best in D3 history), CMS led for almost 200 yards. Jones set a CMS record on the anchor leg with a split of 51.27, but was unable to hold off a hard charging Denison squad.
Bilotti also set CMS records in the 50 free (23.87), 50 free relay split (23.27) and 50 fly relay split (24.35). Perizzolo set CMS records with her 50 and 100 breast relay splits (28.33, 1:01.10). Cheng's 50 back relay leadoff (26.58) was also a CMS record.
All-American honors for finishing in the top eight were earned by Bilotti in the 100 fly and the 200 and 400 medley relays. Honorable Mention All-American honors for finishing between ninth and 16th were earned by the 200 free relay team of Jenni Rinker, Elica Sharifnia, Bilotti and Jones (12th) and by Bilotti in the 50 free (13th).