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

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

SHENANDOAH, Texas – Five members of the Washington and Lee women's swimming team competed in the first day of the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships at the CISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas.

During the preliminary round this morning, the 200 medley relay squad 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 record and placed eighth out of 25 teams with a time of 1:43.78.

This is the first time in program history that the women have finished in the Top 8 of a relay. The quartet will compete in the finals of the 200 medley relay this evening. Provided they are not disqualified; they will earn First Team All-America honors. Competition is set to begin at 6:00 pm.

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.

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