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Emory Athletics | March 21, 2014

Emory leads by 112.5 points entering final day

INDIANAPOLIS -- Emory, in search of its fifth consecutive title, continued to increase the lead in the team standings during the third day of competition at the 2014 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships.

Emory opened up the lead in the standings, heading into the final day of competition Saturday. After beginning the day with a 41 point lead, Emory earned six individual all-America honors, four individual all-America honorable mentions and one all-America relay to increase the team's point total to 411.5, increasing its lead against second place Kenyon (299 points) to 112.5 points. Johns Hopkins is currently in third with 298 points, followed by Denison in fourth with 276.

McDermott spurs Emory to lead
Two Emory women recorded second-place finishes in individual events on Friday, with junior McKenna Newsum-Schoenberg notching a time of 2:02.16 in the 200 butterfly and freshman Annelise Kowalsky claiming her fourth all-America honor of the meet with a time of 1:02.52 in the 100 breaststroke. Other all-American finishes by Eagles in individual events on Day 3 came from sophomore Elizabeth Aronoff (third place, 1:02.53) and senior Kylie McKenzie (eighth place, 1:03.78 in the preliminaries) in the 100 breaststroke, junior Nina Zook (sixth place, 2:02.45 in the preliminaries) in the 200 butterfly, and sophomore Ellie Thompson (sixth place, 55.59 seconds in the preliminaries) in the 100 backstroke.

Emory also had an all-America finish in the 800 freestyle relay, with senior Courtney McDermott, freshman Marissa Bergh, junior Megan Beach and junior Nancy Larson placing second with a time of 7:21.92.

Adding on individual all-America honorable mention finishes on Friday were freshman Claire Liu (11th, 55.95 seconds) and senior Sadie Nennig (14th, 55.97 seconds in the preliminaries) in the 100 backstroke and freshman Marcela Sanchez-Aizcorbe (10th, 2:04.58) and junior Michelle York (15th, 2:06.31) in the 200 butterfly.

The NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships will conclude on Saturday, with the 100 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 200 breaststroke, 1,650 freestyle, 400 freestyle relay and the 3-meter dive all being contested.

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