Emory extends team lead
Eagles win 200-yard freestyle relay; leads team race by 87
Emory's women's 200-yard freestyle relay won a national title during Day 2 of the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, as the Emory women ended the day with a commanding lead.
Halfway through competition at the meet in Indianapolis, Indiana, Emory's women extended their lead on second-place Williams to 87 points, totaling 348 points through two days of competition.
|2012 DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIPS|
|Day 2 Results|
|Full Day 2 Replay: Men Women|
|Day 2 Highlights: Men Women|
|Day 1 Results|
|Full Day 1 Replay: Men Women|
The Eagles claimed the national championship in the 200-yard freestyle relay for the third time in four seasons, as junior Renee Rosenkranz, junior Anna Dobben, junior Ann Wolber and senior Claire Pavlak won the event title with a time of 1:32.38. It was the third career national championship in the event for Pavlak, who increased her program record to eight DIII titles. It was Wolber's fourth national championship, and the first for each of Rosenkranz and Dobben. For the program, it was the 10th Division III relay championship, and second of the meet after the squad claimed a win in the 200-yard medley relay on day one.
A pair of Emory women took home all-America honors in the 400-yard individual medley, with sophomore Brooke Woodward claiming her first career certificate with a time of 4:24.27, while junior Taryn Lushinsky finished seventh with a time of 4:24.59 (4:23.31 in the preliminaries) for her second career All-America honor. Emory also had the two top finishers in the consolation final, with freshman Megan Beach (ninth, 4:25.37) and junior Mia Michalak (10th, 4:26.31) earning all-America honorable mentions.
The Eagles also had two all-America finishes in the 200-yard freestyle, with senior Whitley Taylor earning her fourth career individual all-America certificate with a second-place finish in a time of 1:50.44. Senior Anne Culpepper finished fifth with a time of 1:51.08, while freshman Nancy Larson (ninth-place, 1:50.96) and Wolber (13th-place, 1:51.83 in the preliminaries) claimed honorable mention certificates.
Adding an honorable mention finish for Emory's women on Day two was junior Leslie Hackler, who finished 11th in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 55.94 seconds.
The Emory women rounded out Day 2 with a third-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay, as sophomore Sadie Nennig, senior Jennifer Aronoff, Hackler and Pavlak finished third with a time of 3:45.74.
Emory's women totaled six all-America honors and five honorable mentions during Day 2, bringing the Eagles' total to 14 all-America certificates and 11 honorable mentions thus far.
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