DALLAS – The UConn swimming and diving team posted three school records on opening night of The American Championships on Wednesday at Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr- McMillion Natatorium.
In both the 800 Freestyle Relay and 200 Medley Relay the women’s team broke school records. Emma Smith, Katie Breault, Jackie Van Lew and Madeline Blair raced the 800 in 7:16.06 breaking the previous record 7:17.70 by Smith, Blair, Sophie Nothnagle and Margot Manning during the 2016-2017 season. The relay team captured second place in the event securing 33 points for the Huskies.
In the 200 Medley Relay, Georgia Apostolu, Julie Hu, Danielle Bordes and Eliza Manning squeaked by the previous record of 1:41.85 with a time of 1:41.80 and scoring 26 more points for the women’s side.
On the boards, Dan Kinney (4th place), Torrington Wagner (7th) and Kyle Kennedy (8th) nabbed 38 points in the One Meter Dive. Erin Clifford (4th place) Kamrin Dawkins (10th), Elizabeth Drab (11th) and Alyssa Annenberg (14th) delivered 32 points for the Huskies in the Three Meter competition.
After day one of The Championships the men’s team sits in second place with a total of 102 points while the women’s team holds a third place position after scoring 90 points on day one of the competition.
The American Championships resume Thursday, Feb. 15 with swimming preliminaries kicking off at 10 a.m. CST, diving preliminaries at 1 p.m. CST and Finals culminating the evening at 6 p.m. CST.
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