Men's Swimming Places 10th, Women 23rd, at NCAA Champs
CHAMPIONSHIP SITE | RESULTS
Minneapolis, Minn., March 20, 2010 - The Washington University men’s and women’s swimming teams concluded competition at the 2010 NCAA Division III swimming and diving championships on Saturday, March 20, at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
The Washington U. men’s team finished in 10th place with a team score of 127 points while the women’s team came in 23rd place with 45 points.
Senior Jessie Lodewyk had the highest finish of the day for either team, grabbing third place in the 1,650-yard freestyle. Lodewyk earned All-America honors in the event for the fourth year in a row, submitting a time of 16:52.88, which also broke the Washington University school record of 16:59.17, which she set at the 2009 NCAA Championships.
On the men’s side, senior Alex Beyer came in fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke with a season-best time of 2:01.76, earning All-America honroes for the second year in a row. He was the runner-up in the 200-breasstroke in 2009.
Junior David Chao also earned individual All-America accolades on the men’s side, placing 13th in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 46.10 in the finals, and he set a WUSTL season-best mark of 45.80 in the preliminary race. In the final event of the meet, the 400-freestle relay, Beyer, junior Kartik Anjur, freshman Mark Minowitz and Chao captured ninth with a time of 3:03.25.
Rounding out Saturday’s competitors, freshman Karina Stridh came in 27th in the 100-yard freestyle preliminaries with a time of 52.63, and junior Karin Underwood placed 20th in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:05.76.