SHENANDOAH, Texas – The Washington and Lee women's swimming team continued competition at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships at the CISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas on Thursday.
First-year Ali MacQueen (Memphis, Tenn. / St. Mary's Episcopal School) set a new school record and finished ninth in the 100 fly with a time of 54.74. With her ninth-place finish she earned Honorable Mention All-America honors.
Sophomore Elle Chancey (Tampa, Fla. / Berkeley Preparatory School) earned Honorable Mention All-America honors after placing 14th in the 200 free with a time of 1:51.21. She set a new W&L record in the 200 free this morning during the prelims in a time of 1:50.74.
MacQueen and Chancey were joined by senior Emily Rollo (Haddonfield, N.J. / Haddonfield Memorial) and first-year Emily Hageboeck (Charleston, W. Va. / George Washington) on the 400 medley relay that finished fourth and set a new W&L with a time of 3:44.72. The quartet earned First Team All-America honors with their fourth-place finish.
The 200 free relay squad of junior Cassidy Fuller (Moraga, Calif. / Campolindo), first-year Laura Bruce (New Orleans, La. / Academy of the Sacred Heart), Chancey and MacQueen finished 18th out of 24 teams in the preliminary round with a time of 1:35.27.
First-year Kelly Amar (Mount Vernon, N.Y. / The Ursuline School) finished 23rd out of 33 in the prelims of the 400 IM with a time of 4:31.21, while first-year Emily Hageboeck (Charleston, W. Va. / George Washington) clocked in at 4:37.31 to finish 32nd in the same event.
Bruce placed 23rd out of 40 in the prelims of the 100 fly this morning in a time of 56.50. Fuller competed in the prelims of the 200 free and placed 34th out of 50 with a time of 1:53.32.
Action continues on Friday morning with the prelims for a number of different events. W&L will have swimmers participating in the 200 fly, 100 back, 100 breast and the 800 free relay.
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