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Tartans Begin Competition at UAA Championships

women's diver in midair with hands tucked under straight legs

(ATLANTA, Ga.) – The Carnegie Mellon University women's swimming and diving team began competition at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships on Wednesday with the women's 1-meter diving and continued on Thursday with the start of swimming events. The Tartans are currently in fifth place after the swimming events on Thursday with 269 points. The host, Emory University, leads the championships with 660 points.

Sophomore Kelli Kuramoto (Los Altos, Calif. / Los Altos) earned the first points of the meet for the Tartans with a fourth-place finish in the diving pool. The sophomore tallied 411.25 points in the finals of 1-meter diving on Wednesday.

Thursday saw two relays, 200-yard freestyle and 400-yard medley relay, place fifth. The team of junior Bonnie Wang (Vancouver, BC / Collingwood School), junior Tiffany Tseng (Westford, Mass. / Westford Academy), senior Madeline Hoedemaker (Pennington, N.J. / Hopewell Valley Central) and junior Mathea Myhrvold (Raleigh, N.C. / Wakefield) touched the wall in 1:36.53 in the 200-yard freestyle. To end Thursday's action, the 400-yard medley team of Wang, Tseng, Myhrvold and freshman Emma Kulbida (Broomfield, Colo. / Stargate Charter) touched in 3:51.28.

Myhrvold scored points for the Tartans with a 13th-place showing in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.99. Wang touched 13th overall in the 200-yard IM in 2:08.77 while junior Aidan Pinto (Rockaway, N.J. / Morris Hills) touched in 2:09.82 to place 16th.

Senior Kierstyn Cassidy (Waynesville, Ohio / Waynesville) placed 12th in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:02.56.

The meet resumes on Friday morning with preliminaries in the 200-yard medley relay, 400-yard IM, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke, and 100-yard backstroke. The 800-yard freestyle relay will be added to the evening session.