2017 NCAA Division III National Championships: Emory Breaks D-3 NCAA Record in 200 Free Relay

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Women’s 200 Free Relay

NCAA Record: 1:31.42 – Muir, Sanchez-Aizcorbe, Taylor, Bergh (Emory-2016)
2016 Champion: 1:31.42 – Muir, Sanchez-Aizcorbe, Taylor, Bergh (Emory)

The Emory team of Fiona Muir, Marcela Sanchez-Aizcorbe, Megan Taylor and Marissa Bergh got right to business tonight by breaking the Division III NCAA record in 1:30.52. Their respective splits were as follows: 22.86, 22.27, 22.63 and 22.76. Sanchez-Aizcorbe is having a fast day of competition and will be competing in the 100 fly and 400 medley relay later on.

Williams took runner-up honors in 1:32.90 scoring big points for the Ephs. 50 freestyle champion Emma Waddell led off the relay in 22.73. The Denison Big Red were third in 1:33.74.

Calvin won the consolation with a great anchor leg of 22.77 from Abby VanHarn. She teamed up with Emily Gunderson, Anna Kutschke and Rachel Mattson to take ninth place overall. Wheaton (IL) was a close tenth in 1:34.40 and Bates took eleventh in 1:34.43.

St. Thomas was disqualified from the championship final.

                            === Championship Final ===                            
 
  1 Emory                               1:32.44    1:30.52   40  
     1) Muir, Fiona SO                2) Sanchez-Aizcorbe, Marcela SR 
     3) Taylor, Megan SO              4) Bergh, Marissa SR            
                 22.86        45.13 (22.27)
        1:07.76 (22.63)     1:30.52 (22.76)
  2 Williams                            1:33.44    1:32.90   34  
     1) Waddell, Emma JR              2) Smith, Delaney JR            
     3) Jackson, Olivia SR            4) Jones, Lauren SR             
                 22.73        46.36 (23.63)
        1:09.71 (23.35)     1:32.90 (23.19)
  3 Denison                             1:33.74    1:33.59   32  
     1) Nutter, Gabriella FR          2) Kane, Carolyn SR             
     3) Kirby, Casey FR               4) Kustritz, KT FR              
                 23.79        46.76 (22.97)
        1:10.25 (23.49)     1:33.59 (23.34)
  4 Kenyon                              1:34.04    1:33.80   30  
     1) Toscos, Zoe FR                2) Duncan, Laura SR             
     3) Orbach-Mandel, Hannah SO      4) Wilson, Abby SO              
                 24.12        47.81 (23.69)
        1:10.83 (23.02)     1:33.80 (22.97)
  5 MIT                                 1:33.65    1:33.83   28  
     1) Jedryka, Veronika SR          2) Staszel, Lilia FR            
     3) Chen, Jessica JR              4) Wu, Priscilla FR             
                 23.38        47.20 (23.82)
        1:10.60 (23.40)     1:33.83 (23.23)
  6 Johns Hopkins                       1:34.32    1:33.89   26  
     1) Wisniewski, Anna JR           2) Jones, Kaitlin JR            
     3) Shapiro, Alison FR            4) Petersen, Kristen FR         
                 23.96        47.23 (23.27)
        1:10.62 (23.39)     1:33.89 (23.27)
  7 Wash U. MO                          1:34.22    1:34.31   24  
     1) Collins, MariMac SR           2) Sapp, Lauren SO              
     3) Carlos, Lauren SR             4) Seidner, Mollie FR           
                 23.80        47.40 (23.60)
        1:10.72 (23.32)     1:34.31 (23.59)
 -- St. Thomas                          1:33.90         DQ  
     1) Molitor, Tiana JR             2) Paulson, Emma SR             
     3) Strauss, Katelyn SO           4) Howard, Alexandra SO         
                 24.32        46.81 (22.49)
        1:10.62 (23.81)          DQ (23.76)