Emory Women Clip NCAA Division III Record in 400 Medley Relay

Division III Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships

Women’s 400-yard Medley Relay – Final

  • NCAA DIII Record: 3:40.13 3/21/2013, Kenyon (Oberholzer, Kaestner, Saiz, Townsend)
  1. Emory 3:39.57
  2. Williams 3:40.57
  3. Kenyon 3:43.47
  4. Washington & Lee 3:44.72
  5. Denison 3:45.12
  6. Connecticut 3:47.07
  7. Amherst 3:47.08

Emory broke its second relay record of the night with a 3:39.57 group effort in the 400 medley relay from junior Cindy Cheng, senior Annelise Kowalsky, senior Marcela Sanchez-Aizcorbe, and sophomore Fiona Muir. It was the same quartet that won the championship final at last year’s meet, but everyone was significantly faster. Cheng led off with a time that is .62 better than her entry time as the #1 seed in the 100 back and .50 faster than her leadoff split last year, stopping the clock at 54.24. Kowalsky went 1:01.93, 3/10 better than a year ago. Sanchez-Aizcorbe posted a 54.35 for her 100 fly, an improvement of more than 1.1 seconds. Muir anchored in 49.05, almost 1.3 seconds faster than her anchor in 2016.

Emory NCAAs, 3/16/17 Kenyon NCAAs, 3/21/13
Cindy Cheng, JR 54.24 Celia Oberholzer, SO 53.92
Annelise Kowalsky, SR 1:01.93 Katie Kaestner, FR 1:02.82
Marcela Sanchez-Aizcorbe, SR 54.35 Hannah Saiz, SR 53.02
Fiona Muir, SO 49.05 Haley Townsend, FR 50.37
  3:39.57   3:40.13


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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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