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Brown Takes Eighth in 100 Fly at NCAA Championships

March 17, 2017

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The Basics
• Location: Shenandoah, TX • Conroe ISD Natatorium
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins women’s swim team earned a pair of top-eight finishes on day two of the 2017 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. The Blue Jays sit in ninth place with 65 points while Emory remains in first with 330 points. Williams (225) and Kenyon (208) round out the top three.

• The Blue Jays opened the night with a sixth-place finish in the 200 Free Relay with a finals time of 1:33.89. Seeded 17th heading into the morning prelims, Hopkins turned in a 1:34.32 to earn a spot in the championship final. Juniors Anna Wisniewski and Kaitlin Jones and freshmen Alison Shapiro and Kristen Petersen dropped another 0.43 seconds off their time to place sixth.
• Senior Abby Brown then placed eighth in the championship final of the 100 Fly with a finals time of 55.36. Her prelim time of 55.33 is a career best, as she shaved 0.39 seconds off her best time. It is her best finish in the event after finishing 15th as a freshman and 11th as a sophomore.

The Records
• The 200 Free Relay team posted the eighth fastest time in school history on Thursday night with a time of 1:33.89.

• Brown earns her second All-America honor in 2017 and seventh career of her career. Wisniewski now has 14 All-America honors in her career while Jones now has 12. Petersen earned her second All-America honor and Shapiro grabbed her first.

Up Next
• The 2017 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship continues on Friday, March 17. The prelims are set for 10:00 am CT and will begin with the 200 Fly. The finals are slated for a 6:00 pm start. Fans can watch the finals at with live results available on the Meet Mobile app.