Ephwomen Hold Strong in Fourth After Day 3 of NCAAs

Ephwomen Hold Strong in Fourth After Day 3 of NCAAs

Greensboro, NC-- Day 3 of the NCAA Championships got underway, with the Ephs placing a number of swimmers in the finals tonight and hoping to set themselves up well for the final day of competition tomorrow.

The first event of the evening was the 200 Butterfly. In the Consolation Final, Veronica Wolff '20 came in to the wall in a 15th place finish and a time of 2:04.71. Fresh off of her 2nd place finish in the 400 IM last night, Molly Craig '21 hopped into the pool for her final individual event of the meet. Craig was out quick, and hung on fairly well to touch the wall third, lowered her own personal best time down to 2:02.01 and earning her third individual All-American finish of the meet. 

In an incredibly fast Championship Final, Caroline White '20 represented the Ephs well in the 100 Breast. White, who placed 8th in the 200 IM, managed to do one better, finishing 7th in 1:02.32 and earning her second All-American finish individually. 

The final event of the nigth was the 800 Freestyle relay, where the Ephs put together four excellent splits to finish second. Casey Delano '21 (1:50.38) lowered her best time on the leadoff. She was followed by Molly Craig, who, despite having two 200 Flys under her belt on the day, still torched a 1:50.83 split. Gwyneth Maloy '21 then showed her team spirit, also splitting a lightning quick 1:50.35, nearly two seconds faster than her individual earlier in the meet. Not to be outdone, Laura Westphal '21, runner up in the 200 freestyle yesterday, lit up the pool in the fastest split of any team on the night, an incredible 1:47.04. 

On the day, Head Coach Steve Kuster remarked: "We had a much lighter event day today, but I felt like we took advantage of our opportunities. The women have put themselves in a strong position to finish 4th and the men will need to scrap as many points out of the last day as possible to hold on to top 10. I'm looking forward to watching this group compete together for one more day."

The Ephs return to competition tomorrow for the final day of the meet.