800 Free Relay Breaks Record at NCAA Championship
March 24, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Johns Hopkins women’s swim team wrapped up the third day of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship on a high note when the 800 Free Relay team broke the school record in the final event of the night. Hopkins enters the final day of the championship with 114 points and is tied for sixth place. Emory sits atop the team standings with 436 points, with Williams (354) and Denison (309) rounding out the top three.
Sophomore Taylor Kitayama opened the night with an eighth place finish in the 100 Back as she touched in 56.70 in the finals. She earns First Team All-America honors in the event for the second straight year. Hopkins then closed out the night with its record-breaking swim in the 800 Free Relay. The team of senior Elizabeth Rogers, freshman Ana Bogdanovski and sophomores Alex Ladd and Sarah Rinsma finished in fifth place with a time of 7:27.09. The time bested the school record by 2.50 seconds and earns the quartet First Team All-America honors. It is the Blue Jays’ best finish in the event since 2001 when they placed third. Rogers swam an opening leg of 1:51.82 for a career best time and the seventh fastest in school history.
The NCAA Championship concludes at the IU Natatorium on Saturday, March 24. Day four will begin at 10:00 am with the 100 Free 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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