GREENSBORO, North Carolina, February 22. SHE’s been on the cusp of being one of the elite women’s breaststrokers in the world, and she’s finally starting to realize that potential during her junior year at Notre Dame as Emma Reaney just took down the U.S. Open, NCAA and American records in the 200-yard breaststroke at the ACC Women’s Championships.
Reaney obliterated the conference and meet records in the women’s 200-yard breaststroke with a stunning U.S. Open, American and NCAA record of 2:04.34. She split the race 28.01, 31.34, 32.30, 32.69 en route to her record. That performance eclipsed the 2:04.48 record set by Texas A&M’s Breeja Larson (28.70,31.54, 31.83, 32.41) during prelims of the Phill Hansel Invitational in Nov. 2012.
Notably, Reaney’s also smashed her own conference record of 2:05.85 from last November, and demolished Laura Simon’s meet record of 2:08.65 set this morning in prelims. Meanwhile, Simon took second in 2:07.68, while Virginia Tech’s Weronika Paluszek threw down a third-place time of 2:07.81.