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Emory Athletics | March 21, 2014

Emory extends lead in search for fifth consecutive national title

INDIANAPOLIS -- Emory is in search of their fifth-consecutive national title. The Eagles extended their lead in the team standings at the NCAA championships on Thursday, totaling 273 points during the first two days to lead second-place Johns Hopkins (232), third-place Kenyon (213) and fourth-place Denison (208).

McDermott spurs Emory to lead
Emory registered all-America finishes in both women's relays during Day 2, with sophomore Ellie Thompson, freshman Annelise Kowalsky, freshman Marcela Sanchez-Aizcorbe and senior Nancy Larson placing fourth in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:45.23, and the 200 freestyle relay team of freshman Claire Liu, freshman Marissa Bergh, junior Dana Holt and Larson claiming fifth with a time of 1:33.33.

Junior Megan Beach was one of four individual all-America finishers for Emory on Thursday, claiming second place in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:20.34. Junior Michelle York added an all-America honor in the event with an eighth-place finish (after swimming a time of 4:26.30 in the preliminaries), while senior Brooke Woodward claimed an honorable mention with a 12th-place finish in a time of 4:26.81.

Emory's other two individual all-America finishes during the second day came in the 200 freestyle, where junior Larson finished seventh (1:50.71 in the preliminaries) and Bergh claimed eighth (1:50.85 in the preliminaries). Finishing 10th and 13th in the 200 freestyle to earn honorable mention certificates were sophomore Carolyn Bonfield (1:51.50) and senior Courtney McDermott (1:51.80), respectively, while Sanchez-Aizcorbe (ninth, 56.26 seconds) and junior Nina Zook (12th, 56.45 seconds in the preliminaries) each claimed honorable mentions in the 100-yard butterfly.

Adding an all-America honorable mention in theone-meter dive was senior Sarah Greene, who finished in 10th-place with a score of 397.70.

Through two days, the Emory men and women have combined to earn all-America honors in all six relays (including the two National Championships), 10 individual all-America certificates, and record 13 honorable mention finishes. The Eagles have also set school records in four separate events.

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