Rinsma Places Fourth in 200 Free at NCAA Championship
March 22, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Sophomores Taylor Kitayama and Sarah Rinsma earned individual All-America honors and the 200 Free Relay team earned All-America honors as the Johns Hopkins women's swim team completed day two at the 2012 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship. The Blue Jays are in eighth place with 75 points. Defending champion Emory has 348 points, while Williams is second (261) and Denison is third (230).
The 200 Free Relay team opened up with a historic finish for the Blue Jays. The team of Rinsma, sophomore Kylie Ternes, freshman Ana Bogdanovski and senior Elizabeth Rogers placed fourth with a finals time of 1:34.26. The time is a school record, which bested the record of 1:34.55 the team set earlier in the day in the prelim. The fourth place finish earns the team First Team All-America honors and is the highest finish ever in the event for the Blue Jays at the NCAA Championship. In addition, Rinsma's opening split of 23.90 is a career best and is tied for the sixth fastest in school history.
Kitayama then placed seventh in the consolation final, 15th overall, with a finals time of 56.31. She earns Honorable Mention All-America honors. Her prelim time of 55.78 is a career best and the second fastest time in program history. Rinsma followed with a fourth-place finish in the 200 Free, an event she placed 13th in a year ago. She clocked in at 1:50.89 with a prelim time of 1:50.82. Both times rank in the top four in school history.
The NCAA Championship continues at the IU Natatorium on Friday, March 23. Day two will begin at 10:00 am with the 200 Fly preliminary. Fans can follow the championship with live results and video. Championship finals are slated to begin at 6:00 pm.
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