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One New Record and Three Qualifying Times Achieved at Kenyon Fast Chance

women's swimmer in red cap doing freestyle

(GAMBIER, Ohio) - The Carnegie Mellon University women's swimming and diving team competed at the Kenyon College Fast Chance Invitational topping a school record with three reaching NCAA qualifying scores.

Junior Bonnie Wang (Vancouver, BC / Collingwood School) continued her team dominance in the 200-yard backstroke becoming the first woman in Tartan history to break two minutes with a new school record time of 1:59.98. Wang's time is fourth in the nation

Senior Kierstyn Cassidy (Waynesville, Ohio / Waynesville) swam a lifetime best in the 1,650-yard freestyle to finish in 17:18.94 which is second all-time in Carnegie Mellon history. Cassidy's time is an NCAA qualifying time and is currently 21st in the nation.

Junior Tiffany Tseng (Westford, Mass. / Westford Academy) finished the 100-yard backstroke in 56.15 to improve her NCAA qualifying mark for the season and is currently 17th in the nation.

Next up for the team is NCAA Diving Regionals on Saturday, February 26 and Sunday, February 27 before the draw for nationals is released, with competition set to begin on Wednesday, March 16.