GREENSBORO, N.C. – Washington and Lee junior Ali MacQueen (Memphis, Tenn./St. Mary's Episcopal School), along with the 200 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay, had top-eight finishes to secure First Team All-America honors on the second day of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday.
Highlights from the meet:
-MacQueen tied for third place in the 100 butterfly (54.90) to secure the First Team All-America accolade, improving on her performance a season ago by nine places and over one second. MacQueen qualified for the championship race after placing second in the prelimimary round in a school-record time of 54.58.
-The 200 freestyle (1:34.77) and 400 medley relays (3:48.34) finished seventh and eighth, respectively, for two more First Team All-America finishes for the Blue and White. The 200 free relay featured the team of junior MacQueen, first-years Caroline Baber (Richmond, Va./Collegiate School) and Claudia Barnett (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg) and senior Elle Chancey (Tampa, Fla./Berkeley Preparatory School).
-Hageboeck and Baber both raced in the 400 individual medley preliminary race earlier in the day, taking 18th (4:30.23) and 25th place (4:35.46), respectively.
-MacQueen, Baber, Barnett, Chancey – 7th 200 freestyle relay (1:34.77)
-Bobbitt, Hageboeck, MacQueen, Barnett – 8th 400 medley relay (3:48.34)
-Ali MacQueen – T-3rd 100 butterfly (54.90; school-record 54.58 in prelims)
-Emily Hageboeck – 18th 400 individual medley (4:30.23)
-Caroline Baber – 25th 400 individual medley (4:35.46)
Team standings (through Day Two):
-W&L currently sits in eighth place with 86.5 points through the first two days of championship events, just half a point behind Chicago for seventh.
-Emory holds the current lead with 254 points, followed by Kenyon with 230 points in second place and Denison in third with 223 markers.
Bobbitt will race in the 100 backstroke on Friday in the preliminaries at 10:00 am, while Hageboeck and Baber will look to qualify in the 100 breaststroke.
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