Tartans Finish Third at Kenyon Total Performance Invitational

Tartans Finish Third at Kenyon Total Performance Invitational

(GAMBIER, Ohio) – The Carnegie Mellon University women's swimming and diving team finished third at the Kenyon College Total Performance Invitational after three days of competition.

Junior Emma Nicklas-Morris (Winston-Salem, N.C. / RJ Reynolds) had the top finish of the night for the Tartans when she finished second in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:06.59. Junior Jocelyn Chan (Hillsborough, Calif. / Menlo School) was fifth in the event in 2:09.11 while freshman Wendy Mo (Great Neck, N.Y. / Great Neck South) was ninth in 2:15.19.

Junior Taylor Brown (San Antonio, Texas / Johnson) led off the evening with a ninth-place finish in the 1,650-yard freetyle when she completed the race in an NCCA B cut time of 17:30.48.

Sophomore Jessica Chau (Ridgewood, N.J. / Ridgewood) picked up a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:04.74 with junior Teagan Goforth (Portland, Ore. / Tualatin) placing 10th in 2:10.67 after swimming 2:07.95 in the preliminaries.

Senior Cassidy Smith (Carlisle, Mass. / Concord-Carlisle Regional) also earned a fifth-place finish Saturday when she touched in 2:25.78 in the 200-yard breaststroke. Junior Victoria Feng (Hopkinton, Mass. / Hopkinton) was close behind in seventh place in 2:26.31.

Junior Mary Day (Warren, N.J. / Mount Saint Mary Academy) had the Tartans top performance in the 100-yard freestyle, finishing 13th in 53.05.

Sophomore Maddie Mianzo (Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny) was the top women's diver on Saturday, placing fourth on the 1-meter board with 403.58 points. Sophomore Lillie Widmayer (Old Bridge N.J. / West Windsor Plainsboro) was fifth with 351.40 points in the finals with junior Megan Roche (Potomac, Md. / Winston Churchill) accumulating 350.85 points for sixth place.

The final event of the night was the 400-yard freestyle which Smith, Day, freshman Stephanie Erickson (Voorheesville, N.Y. / Clayton A. Bouton) and Nicklas-Morris finished in 3:31.46 for fourth place.