DePauw women's swimming third at conference

Sunday, February 16, 2014

GRANVILLE, Ohio -- DePauw's 15th-ranked women put together three solid days of competition and finished third at the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships with 1,087 points.

Denison won with 1,839 with Kenyon second with 1,805.

In the first day of competition on Thursday, freshman Angela Newlon became the first DePauw female to win a North Coast Athletic Conference swimming title.

Newlon broke her own school record and established a pool record in the 500-yard freestyle after finishing the prelims in 4:53.77. She then followed it with a 4:50.91 in the finals which also was an NCAC record.

DePauw's 200 free relay of Caroline Bridges, Emily Weber, Erin Horne and Kirsten Olson earned all-NCAC honors after finishing third in 1:36.30.

Weber joined Newlon in the 500 free finals and finished sixth in 5:01.49, while Bridges finished eighth in the 50 free in 23.95 seconds after a 23.91 performance in the prelims.

The Tigers' 400 medley relay of Morgan Graves, Allison Kirby, Newlon and Bridges earned all-NCAC accolades after finishing third in 3:54.01.

DePauw followed up this good start with another solid day on Friday.

Weber broke her own school record in the 1,650-yard freestyle in an NCAA "B" time of 17:17.48. Maggie Lomasney was ninth in 18:19.97.

The Tigers placed two in the 200 backstroke finals as Olson set a school record in the prelims and broke it in the finals with a sixth-place showing in an NCAA "B" time of 2:05.45. Annie Graves was seventh in 2:05.79.

Bridges touched in seventh in the 100 free in a "B" time of 51.69 seconds, while Kirby was sixth in the 200 breaststroke in a "B" time of 2:23.95 after going 2:23.42 in the prelims.

Newlon was second in the 200 butterfly in a "B" time of 2:05.86.

DePauw's 400 free relay of Bridges, Weber, Olson and Horne finished third in a "B" time of 3:29.44.

After sitting in third after each of the first two days, DePauw remained consistent on Saturday.

The 200-yard medley relay of Annie Graves, Kirby, Morgan Graves and Horne opened the evening with a fifth-place showing in 1:49.18.

Newlon earned her second all-NCAC individual honor as she finished third in the 400 individual medley in an NCAA "B" time of 4:28.27. Olson was ninth in 4:37.36.

A pair of Tigers earned spots in the 200 free and notched NCAA "B" times as Bridges was fifth in 1:52.61 which tied the school record, while Weber was seventh in 1:52.75. Kirby then placed ninth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.82 and Annie Graves was seventh in the 100 backstroke in a "B" time of 57.83 which also broke the school record.

That all set the stage for the 800 free relay of Newlon, Weber, Bridges and Olson which wrapped up the evening by earning all-NCAC honors and finishing third in a school-record and NCAA "B" time of 7:31.22. Newlon's leadoff split of 1:51.28 broke the 200 free record.

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