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.
- Emory – 699
- Wash. U. – 425
- UChicago – 367
- NYU – 309
- Carnegie Mellon – 287
- URochester – 275
- Case Western – 193
- Brandeis – 89
- Emory – 477.5
- UChicago – 458
- Wash. U. – 455
- NYU – 386.5
- Carnegie Mellon – 286
- URochester – 235
- Case Western – 212
- Brandeis – 129
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!