Athenas Finish 7th, Stags Finish 17th At NCAA Championships
The men's and women's swim teams turned in solid performances at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships in Knoxville, TN which concluded on Saturday. The Athenas finished with 133 points and the Stags finished 17th with 74 points. This was the sixth straight top 15 finish for the women and the eighth in the last ten years. The men's finish was their highest since 1999.
The Athenas added a fourth All-American relay in the final two days as the 400 free relay team of Helen Liu-Emma Jones-Jenni Rinker-Michele Kee finished seventh. Tessa Dover earned Honorable Mention All-American honors in the 200 backstroke. All eight women who participated in the meet earned at least one All-American honor.
The Stags had two All-American performances in the final two days. Nick Ostreim finished seventh in the 200 backstroke after setting the CMS and SCIAC record (1:48.84) in the event in the morning prelims and Vincent Pai finished third in the 200 breaststroke. Pai also earned Honorable Mention All-American honors in the 100 breaststroke. Honorable Mention All-American honors were also earned by Jordan Lieberman earned in the 200 butterfly and the 800 free relay team of Blake Weber-Ostreim-Jeff McNerney-Devin Bowers. The 800 free relay set the CMS record with a time of 6:46.94. All eight men who participated in the meet scored points for the team.