Women's Swimming & Diving

Two School Records Highlight Second Day of NCAA Championships

Morgan Burke was a part of both school records, swimming the opening leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay and the anchor leg of the 400-yard medley relay.
Morgan Burke was a part of both school records, swimming the opening leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay and the anchor leg of the 400-yard medley relay.

A pair of school records highlighted day two of the 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships, including a consolation final victory from the 400-yard medley relay team. The four-day event is taking place at the Conroe ISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas and is being hosted by the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and the City of Shenandoah.

During the morning's preliminary swim, the 400-yard medley relay of Isabel Wyer, Celia Ripple, Frances VanderMeer and Morgan Burke touched the wall in 15th place with a time of 3:49.93. In the evening's consolation final, the group of Wyer, Maya Gomez, VanderMeer and Burke grabbed Honorable Mention All-American laurels and bettered the school-record time with a swim of 3:46.43, lowering the time of 3:47.85 established in the NESCAC Championship. After the winning team in the heat was disqualified, the Panthers claimed the event and finished ninth overall.

The second school record on Thursday fell when the relay team of Burke, Gomez, Wyer and VanderMeer recorded the morning's 12th-best time with a swim of 1:34.46, bettering the mark of 1:34.73 set at the conference meet. The quartet touched the wall in the evening's consolation final with a time of 1:34.87, good for 15th place and Honorable Mention All-American accolades.

Wyer also competed as an individual, finishing 23rd in the 200-yard freestyle with a mark of 1:51.81.

The third day of competition is scheduled to begin Friday morning with preliminaries at 11:00 a.m., while the finals are slated for 7:00 p.m.