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Emory Athletics | March 19, 2015

Emory clinging to an 11-point lead after Day One

2015 DIII Swimming & Diving Championship: Day One Recap

SHENANDOAH, Texas -- In the team standings after one day, the Emory women are leading the way. 

Emory ended the first day with 135.5 points, leading second-place Denison (124 points) and third-place Kenyon (95 points). 

Three Emory women claimed all-America honors in the 500-yard freestyle, with freshman Rebecca Upton placing third with a time of 4:48.14 in the preliminaries, while senior McKenna Newsum-Schoenberg came in seventh (4:51.37 in the preliminaries) and junior Carolyn Bonfield eighth (4:54.24 in the preliminaries). 

Senior Dana Holt claimed an honorable mention in the event, finishing 14th with a mark of 4:56.92.

Another three Eagles earned all-America honors in the women's 200-yard individual medley, led by senior Nina Zook's fourth-place finish in the event after swimming a time of 2:02.89 in the preliminaries. 

Sophomore Annelise Kowalsky finished fifth in the event (2:02.62 in the preliminaries) to earn her second consecutive All-American honor in the 200-yard individual medley, while freshman Ming Ong finished seventh (2:03.90 in the preliminaries) to claim her first career All-American honor. 

Adding All-American honorable mentions were seniors Nancy Larson (10th place, 2:04.00 in the preliminaries) and Michelle York (15th place, 2:05.44 in the preliminaries).

Emory also finished third in the women's 200-yard medley relay, as sophomore Claire Liu, Kowalsky, sophomore Marcela Sanchez-Aizcorbe and Larson notched a time of 1:41.93 in the event to earn all-America honors.

Also for the Emory women, sophomores Marissa Bergh (10th place, 23.54 seconds) and Liu (12th place, 23.57 seconds in the preliminaries) each received honorable mentions in the 50-yard freestyle.

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