Emory Women Break NCAA D3 Record in 800 Free Relay to End Day 3

2018 NCAA Division III Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships

Women’s 800 Yard Freestyle Relay – Fastest Heat

  • NCAA Record: 7:14.98 3/17/2017, Emory (Muir, Wawer, Bergh, Cheng)

The Emory quartet of juniors Fiona Muir and Meg Taylor and seniors Julia Wawer and Cindy Cheng lowered the NCAA Division III Record in the 4×200 freestyle relay by 1.47 seconds on Friday night, swimming to victory in 7:13.51. Giving chase the whole way were the Ladies of Kenyon College who finished second in 7:15.99. Both Emory and Kenyon had 3 A-finalists and 1 B-finalist in the 200 free individual event on Thursday, so it was no surprise where the battle lines would be drawn.

Emory got off to a strong start with Muir’s 1:48.77 leadoff. She handed off to Wawer with a 2.4-second lead over Kenyon, whose Abby Wilson had opened with 1:51.19. Emory increased its lead during the second leg, with Wawer out-splitting Kenyon sophomore Kendall Vanderhoof, 1:48.59 to 1:49.79. Kenyon freshman Crile Hart swam the quickest leg in the field on the third 200, making up some of the deficit by beating Taylor, 1:47.08 to 1:48.89. Cheng brought it home for the Eagles with 1:47.26, leaving no chance for Hannah Orbach-Mandel (1:47.93) to catch her.

Emory had owned the record of 7:14.98 since last year’s NCAAs. The record-breaking foursomes were as follows:

2018 NCAAs 7:13.51 2017 NCAAs 7:14.98
Fiona Muir 1:48.77 Fiona Muir 1:47.84
Julia Wawer 1:48.59 Julia Wawer 1:50.15
Meg Taylor 1:48.89 Marissa Bergh 1:50.04
Cindy Cheng 1:47.26 Cindy Cheng 1:46.95

 

 

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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