W&L Women's Swimming Sets Record During Day One of NCAAs

W&L Women's Swimming Sets Record During Day One of NCAAs

SHENANDOAH, Texas – Four members of the Washington and Lee women's swimming team competed in the finals of the 200 medley relay at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships at the CISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas on Wednesday.

The quartet of senior Emily Rollo (Haddonfield, N.J. / Haddonfield Memorial), junior Cassidy Fuller (Moraga, Calif. / Campolindo), and first-years Emily Hageboeck (Charleston, W. Va. / George Washington) and Ali MacQueen (Memphis, Tenn. / St. Mary's Episcopal School) set a new school and ODAC record and finished seventh overall in the finals with a time of 1:43.36.

With their seventh-place finish, the relay earned First Team All-America honors. This is the first time in school history that the Generals have had a relay place at the National Championships.  This morning, the quartet also set a new record with a time of 1:43.78 in finishing eighth in the prelims.

This is the second time Rollo has earned First Team All-America laurels in her career, while this is the first time Fuller, Hageboeck and MacQueen have earned First Team All-America accolades.

Additionally, Rollo, sophomore Elle Chancey (Tampa, Fla. / Berkeley Preparatory School) and MacQueen competed in individual events during the prelims this morning, but did not qualify for the finals. Rollo swam in the 200 IM and clocked in at 2:07.21 to finish 27th. Chancey and MacQueen finished 48th (24:20) and 49th (24.21) respectively in the 50 free.

The Generals will return to the pool on Thursday. Rollo, Hageboeck, MacQueen and sophomore Elle Chancey (Tampa, Fla. / Berkeley Preparatory School) will compete in the 400 medley relay. Chancey and MacQueen will be joined by fuller and first-year Laura Bruce (New Orleans, La. / Academy of the Sacred Heart) on the 200 free relay squad. Fuller, Bruce, MacQueen and first-year Kelly Amar (Mount Vernon, N.Y. / The Ursuline School) will all compete in individual events. Prelims are set to begin at 10:00 am.

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