MIAA Championships Day Two

More Records Fall as Belles Move into Fourth

Prelims (pdf)
Finals (pdf)

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's College swimming and diving team continued to shatter school records as they moved up to a fourth place standing with a score of 252 after day two at the MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

The young swimmers continued to be the impact role players for the Belles. In the first final of the night, sophomore Maggie Williams, freshman Audrey Dalrymple, freshman Eva Cavadini, and sophomore Lauren Hartman finished the 200 medley relay in 1:52.03 to improve upon a school record set last season by 2.23 seconds. In the consolation round in the 200 freestyle, Barbara Beidler turned in a time of 1:58.30, which was almost an entire second better than the previous record.

Audrey Dalrymple had an impressive day in the 100 breaststroke. The freshman broke the school record in the morning preliminaries with a time of 1:07.27, only to later establish a new record in the final with a third-place finish in a time of 1:06.39, which is a provisional NCAA B cut for Nationals.

In the night's final event, the Belles capped off a strong day with yet another school record. The 800 free relay group of Eva Cavadini, Meg Price, Beidler, and Melissa Gerbeth took more than 10 seconds off the previous school-best time with a 7:55.32.

School Records Set on Friday (previous school record in parentheses)
200 Medley Relay of Williams, Dalrymple, Cavadini, and Hartman - 1:52.03 (1:54.26 in 2007-08)
200 Freestyle - Barbara Beidler 1:58.30 (Kelly Nelis 1:59.21 in 2002-03)
100 Breaststroke - Audrey Dalrymple twice, 1:07.27, 1:06.39 (NCAA B) (Sarah Nowak 1:08.66 in 2004-05)
800 Free Relay of Cavadini, Price, Beidler, Gerbeth - 7:55.32 (8:06.44 in 2007-08)

Standings After Day Two
1. Calvin College 569.5
2. Hope College 493.5
3. Kalamazoo College 319
4. Saint Mary's College 252
5. Olivet College 248
6. Albion College 212
7. Alma College 151