Two School Records Set on Final Night of Kenyon Invitational
(GAMBIER, Ohio) – The Carnegie Mellon University women's swimming team closed the Kenyon College Invitational on Saturday, November 19 with school records and NCAA provisional qualifying times. The Tartans placed third with 1,465 points while Kenyon won the meet with 2803.5 points.
- Freshman Annie Wang placed second in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 17:08.91 and topped the school record in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a split time of 10:20.81. Her 1,650-yard time provisionally qualifies her for the NCAA Championships.
- Freshman Savannah Xu touched second in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:00.09, a season-best and NCAA provisional qualifying time.
- Freshman Eliana Szabo swam a season-best in the 100-yard freestyle in 51.50 to place fourth setting a new school record and meeting an NCAA provisional qualifying time.
- Freshman Katie Makarska placed fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke with a team-best time of 2:21.41 to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships.
- Freshman Audrey Soetanto knocked nearly four seconds off her team-leading 200-yard butterfly time with a third-place finish in 2:03.97 to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships.
- The 400-yard freestyle relay closed the meet with a third-place showing in 3:28.29 by Xu, Szabo, senior Tiffany Tseng, and freshman Grace Malinger to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships.
- Wang's school record surpasses Kierstyn Cassidy's mark of 10:22.10 set last year.
- Szabo's school record tops Tiffany Tseng's mark of 51.88 set in 2020.
- The Tartans will break for the holiday and resume competition on Saturday, January 14 at Denison University in a tri-meet with Calvin University after their annual training trip to Florida.