Tartans Begin Competition at UAA Championships

Tartans Begin Competition at UAA Championships

(CHICAGO, Ill.) – The Carnegie Mellon University women's swimming and diving team is currently in fifth place after the first day of competition at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships hosted by the University of Chicago.

The 200-yard freestyle relay of junior Emma Shi (Penfield, N.Y./Penfield), Shieri Suzuka (Yorktown Heights, N.Y./Yorktown), senior Gillian Crews (Fairfax, Va.b/Oakton) and senior Allison Kirkby (West Chester, Pa./Conestoga) finished sixth in a time of 1:37.25 to start the evening session.

In the 500-yard freestyle, freshman Taylor Brown (San Antonio, Texas/Johnson) touched the wall in a career-best 5:09.62, placing 20th overall.

A pair of freshman made the championship final of the 200-yard IM in Victoria Feng (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) and Emma Nicklas-Morris (Winston-Salem, N.C./RJ Reynolds). Feng touched seventh in 2:09.00 as Nicklas-Morris DQ'd in the final after touching in 2:05.18 during the preliminaries. Shi swam in the B-final and touched second to place 10th overall in a season-best 2:07.25. Fellow junior Mary St. John (Bethesda, Md./Sidwell Friends School) was seventh in the heat in 2:08.69 while classmate Sarah Winget (Shelburne, Vt./Champlain Valley Union) touched 24th overall in 2:13.56 to score points for the Tartans.

Suzuka and Crews made the finals of the 50-yard freestyle, finishing 22nd and 24th in times of 24.80 and 25.03, respectively.

The 400-yard medley relay comprised of freshman Teagan Goforth (Portland, Ore./Tualatin), junior Kim Hochstedler (Mishawaka, Ind./Penn), Crews and Kirkby placed fifth with a time of 3:51.46 to close the evening.