DPU women move into 3rd with one day left at NCAC

Saturday, February 16, 2013

CANTON, Ohio -- DePauw University's women's swimming and diving team turned in a pair of school-record and NCAA "B" cut time and moved into third place with 630.5 points at the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships. Denison leads with 1,162 points, while Kenyon is second with 1,153.5.

The Tigers' 200-yard medley relay of Reese Edwards, Allison Kirby, Nicole Rossillo and Caroline Bridges opened the evening finals with a fourth-place finish in 1:47.48.

Bridges broke her own school record in the 200 free when she placed fourth in an NCAA "B" time of 1:52.85. Dana Zerbini was seventh in the event in 1:54.87 and Emily Weber placed eighth in 1:55.69. Rossillo was tied for 10th in 1:55.92 and Erin Horne finished 15th in 1:57.49.

Kirby turned in a fourth-place showing in the 100 breast in 1:06.80 with Bre Jennings finishing 12th in 1:08.59, Kat Devillebichot 15th in 1:09.37 and Zerbini in 16th in 1:09.96.

Edwards was 14th in the 100 backstroke in 59.69 with Emma Haynes placing 15th in 1:00.09. Kelly Harms finished 14th in the 400 individual medley in 4:49.83, while Morgan Graves was 15th in the 100 butterfly in 1:00.64.

On the one-meter diving board, Chelsea Courtney was fourth with 369.85 points and Morgan Crandall was seventh with 316.20.

The 800 free relay of Bridges, Weber, Zerbini and Rossillo wrapped up the evening with a school-record and NCAA "B" time of 7:39.85 which was good for third place.

The Championships conclude on Saturday at the C.T. Branin Natatorium.

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