Emory Men, Women Top Rest of UAA After Day 1 of Swimming

ATLANTA – Both the Emory Men and Women’s swim teams finished in first place after day 1 of swimming finals in the University Athletic Association Swimming & Diving Championships. The Emory women will return to the NCAA Division-III Championships next month as the winners for the past five years.

In preseason rankings, the Emory women rank first, while the men rank third – just behind Denison then Kenyon. That being said, NYU, Wash. U, and UChicago will give the Emory men a fight – seeing as they’re ranked eighth, ninth, and tenth, respectively. Although the Emory women rank first, NYU is close behind at fifth, while Wash. U and UChicago follow at seventh and tenth, respectively. Check below for results for Day 1 of Swimming at the University Athletic Association Swimming & Diving Championships.

Results:

Women:

  1. Emory – 699
  2. Wash. U. – 425
  3. UChicago – 367
  4. NYU – 309
  5. Carnegie Mellon – 287
  6. URochester  – 275
  7. Case Western – 193
  8. Brandeis – 89

Men:

  1. Emory – 477.5
  2. UChicago – 458
  3. Wash. U. – 455
  4. NYU – 386.5
  5. Carnegie Mellon – 286
  6. URochester – 235
  7. Case Western – 212
  8. Brandeis – 129

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The Emory 200 free relay – consisting of Claire Liu, Marissa Bergh, Ming Ong, and Nancy Larson – took the A final with a time of 1:33.88, just missing the UAA (and Emory) record by :00.11 seconds. Emory’s backup relay also took the B final – swimming just behind the A women with a time of 1:35.19.

The first individual event – the 500 yard free – was not only swept, but Emory took first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and seventh places in the A final, in addition to first, second, third, and fourth places in the B final. Emory senior Newsum-Schoenberg not only took first, but broke the UAA record by nearly half a second, finishing with a time of 4:52.13.

In the 200 IM, Emory sophomore Annelise Kowalsky took first with a time of 2:04.46. Kowalsky broke the UAA 2-IM record last year, swimming over a second faster.

For the 50 free, Nancy Larson, the anchor leg on Emory’s winning A relay, touched out teammate Marissa Bergh by just :00.01 seconds! Larson took first with a :23.59.

Emory also captured first in the women’s 400 medley – doing so in a record-breaking time of 3:45.71. The relay consisted of Claire Liu, Annelise Kowalsky, Megan Campbell, and Nancy Larson. 

On the men’s side, Emory didn’t every event (like the women), but still came out on top – with nearly every UAA record going down.

The 200 free relay went to the Wash. U. men – Matt Nutter, Reed Dalton, Ross Brown, and Justin Morrell – breaking the UAA record with a time of 1:21.69.

Next, in the 500 A final, Case Western freshman Drew Hamilton took first with a time of 4:28.98. Emory came back in the men’s 2-IM – with junior Andrew Wilson – breaking the UAA record with a time of 1:49.34. NYU senior Jeremiah Crowley had a big win in the 50 free – taking first by over :00.20 seconds and breaking the UAA record by swimming a :20.13.

Lastly, the Emory men’s 400 medley relay – consisting of Mitchell Cooper, Andrew Wilson, Hayden Baker, and Hayes Burdette-Sapp – also broke the UAA record, doing so in a time of 3:16.81.

While the Emory women have a shoo-in, the men will have to fight harder for first place.

Check back at SwimSwam for updates on Day 2 of swimming tomorrow!

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Oliver Goodman hails from a row home in central Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - just one block east of the Schuylkill River. Along with his two sisters, Rachel and Molly, Oliver grew up tormenting his parents with pranks, booby-traps, and most notably, bringing home almost every puppy he and his siblings could find. Oliver started swimming his freshman …

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