DePauw finished fourth in NCAC championships

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Update at 2:30 p.m. 2/18:

The Tigers finished fourth overall with 1,075.5 points. They finished first place Kenyon College (1,953.0), second place Denison University (1,860.0) and third place College of Wooster (1,225.5).

First-year Rachel Graves started the women strong in the mile with a time of 18:10.51 which placed her tenth. First-year Riley Steffy followed behind with a time of 18:11.84.

In the 100 yard individual medley, Junior Mary Woods finished in 50.13 to give her a third place finish overall.

Six Tigers contributed to the team total in the 200 yard backstroke. First-year Maria Herrera (2:09.04) touched first for the tigers with an 11 place finish overall. She was followed by senior Jeanne Cullen (2:12.99), first-year Julia Keller (2:14.20) and junior Marihelen Gallagher (2:14.93). First-years Kaitlyn Gardner (2:15.02) and Riley Steffy (2:20.28) rounded out the pack.

Sophomore Olivia Neff touched the wall eleventh with a time of 53.06 in the 100 yard freestyle. Sophomore Allison Lund finished with a time of 53.98 and first-year Ash Dapore finished 54.27.

First-year Grace Lund finished 15 in the 200 yard breaststroke finals with a time of 2:39.59.

In the 200 yard butterfly first-year Alison Tallen finished sixth with a time of 2:10.29.

The A relay for the Tigers finished sixth in the 400 yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:39.05.

Update at 7:00 p.m. 2/17:

The Tigers qualified 15 women to swim in the last night of the NCAC finals.

To start the morning junior Mary Woods touched third in the 100 yard individual medley to qualify for the finals. The Tigers also qualified senior Jackie Gillum and first-year Jackie Ebel.

First-years Maria Herrera and Julia Keller and senior Jeanne Cullen touched the wall 11, 12 and 13 respectively. They were followed closely by junior Marihelen Gallagher in the 18 spot and first-year Kaitlyn Gardner.

Sophomore Olivia Neff finished 11 in the 100 yard freestyle. Also qualifying for the Tigers is sophomore Allison Lund and first-years Ash Dapore and Maggie Wagenbrenner.

First-year Grace Lund finished 16 in the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:43.61. Also qualifying is Ebel with a time of 2:48.06.

DePauw qualified first-year Alison Tallen in the seventh spot in the 200 yard butterfly. First-year Val Dowd and Gillum also qualified for the finals.

The Tiger’s A relay finished sixth in the 400 yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:53.93.

Update at 10:30 a.m. 2/17:

After the third night of swimming (Feb. 16), the DePauw women’s swimming and diving team fell to fourth place in the team standings behind Kenyon, Denison and Wooster.

The night started with the Tigers A relay finishing fourth in the 200 yard medley relay. Sophomores Allison Lund and Olivia Neff and first-years Ash Dapore and Maggie Wagenbrenner finished with a time of 1:49.08.

Senior Jeanne Cullen started the night strong for the women in the individual events with a ninth place finish with a time of 4:45.72 in the 400 individual medley.

In the 100 yard butterfly, junior Mary Woods finished with a time of 57.44 and was followed closely behind by first-year Alison Tallen with a time of 58.85.

Neff came back for her first individual event and touched the wall ninth in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 1:57.83. First-years Rachel Graves and Dapore also finished strong placing 11 and 14 respectively.

Woods came back to compete in the 100 yard breaststroke and finished seventh with a time of 1:06.45.

In the final individual event of the night, Tallen contributed 26 points for the Tigers in the 100 yard backstroke.

The preliminary races are underway for the final day of swimming in Granville, OH. Woods is seeded third in the 100 yard individual medley. First-year Julia Keller is seeded 18 of 40 swimmers in the 200 yard backstroke. Neff will compete in the 100 yard freestyle and is seeded 15 of 48 swimmers.

Tallen sits in the middle of the pack for her 200 yard butterfly event. Graves and first-year Riley Steffy are the Tigers two swimmers competing in the mile (1650 yards). 

Update at 3:00 p.m. 2/16:

13 DePauw women’s swimmers will swim in day three’s finals of the NCAC swimming championships.

The Tigers A relay of sophomores Allison Lund and Olivia Neff and first-years Ash Dapore and Rachel Graves touched the wall third in the 200 yard medley (1:49.05) and qualified themselves for the finals.

Senior Jeanne Cullen qualified for the finals in the 400 yard individual medley after touching the wall ninth with a time of 4:47.85. First-year’s Kaitlyn Gardner and Val Dowd also qualified for the finals finishing 14 and 16 respectively.

DePauw qualified three swimmers in the 100 yard butterfly event. Junior Mary Woods touched tenth (57.90), first-year Alison Tallen touched 12 (58.91) and senior Jackie Gillum finished 25 (1:06.13).

Neff qualified for the finals in the 200 yard freestyle with a strong finish in the seventh slot at 1:56.75. Dapore and first-year Maggie Wagenbrenner also qualified for the 200 free finals.

Woods continued her strong showing with a sixth place finish in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:06.67. Dowd and fellow first-years Grace Lund and Jackie Ebel also qualified for the event’s finals.

Tallen also qualified for the 100 yard backstroke with a strong, fifth place finish of 58.20. The Tigers also qualified four other swimmers for the event.

The finals will kick off at 6:30 p.m.

Update at 11:00 p.m. 2/15:

The women are tied for the third place with the College of Wooster at 355.5 points after the second day of competition (Feb. 15). They sit behind Denison University (695.0) and Kenyon College (660.0).

The 200 yard freestyle relay touched the wall third with a final time of 1:35.82 adding 60 points to the leaderboards.

First-years Rachel Graves and Riley Steffy finished 13 and 14 respectively in the 500 yard freestyle adding 33 points combined to the team total.

First-year Maria Herrera added 14 points to the team total when she finished 16 in the 200 yard individual medley.

Sophomores Allison Lund and Olivia Neff and first-year Maggie Wagenbrenner touched the wall 14, 15 and 16 in the 50 yard freestyle.

In her first NCAC finals diving competition first-year Katherine Douglas finished sixth in the 1-meter diving. She added 27 points to the Tigers team total.

In the last finals of the night, the women’s 400 yard medley relay touched the wall third with a total time of 3:57.76.

Tigers to watch on Feb. 16 include senior Jeanne Cullen in the 400 yard individual medley. Also watch first-year Alison Tallen in the 100 yard butterfly. Neff and Graves are seeded 16 and 17 respectively out of 43 swimmers in the 200 yard freestyle.

First-year Alison Tallen will compete in both the 100 yard butterfly and 100 yard backstroke. Also competing in two stroke events is junior Mary Woods in the 100 yard butterfly. Woods is also seeded sixth of 35 swimmers in the 100 yard breaststroke.

Preliminary events start at 10 a.m. at Denison University.

Update at 3:00 p.m. on 2/15:

On the second day of competition the women have started out strong with top finishes in individual events and qualifiers in team relays.

In the 200 yard freestyle relay made up of junior Mary Woods, sophomore Olivia Neff, first-year Rachel Graves and senior Jackie Gillum clinched a spot in the finals with a time  of 1:40.57.

Graves also clinched a spot in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 5:14.05. Other qualifiers in the event include senior Jeanne Cullen and first-years Riley Steffy and Julia Keller.

First-years Maria Herrera and Kaitlyn Gardner both qualified in the 200 yard individual medley relay in the 14 and 23 place respectively.

The Tigers qualified five swimmers in the 50 yard freestyle. Sophomores Allison Lund and Neff finished 14 and 15 respectively. Other finishers include first-years Maggie Wagenbrenner and Ash Dapore and junior Marihelen Gallagher.

Lund, Woods, Graves and first-year Allison Tallen made up the Tigers A relay for the 400 yard medley relay. Their time of 3:58.40 qualified them for a spot in tonight’s finals.

The DePauw women’s swimming and diving team is currently third of nine teams at the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) swimming and diving championships after the first night of competition (Feb. 14)

The women swam one race on Wednesday night and finished third place in the 800 yard freestyle relay. This finish gave the women 60 points for the standings.

The relay was made up of first-years Rachel Graves and Alison Tallen, sophomore Olivia Neff and junior Mary Woods. They touched the wall with a time of 7:42.04.

The women will compete in the 200 yard freestyle relay, 500 yard freestyle, 200 yard individual medley, 50 yard freestyle, 1-meter diving and the 400 yard medley relay.

Tigers to look for on day two are Graves in the 500 yard freestyle and sophomores Allison Lund and Olivia Neff and first-year Maggie Wagenbrenner in the 50 yard freestyle. First-year Katherine Douglas and senior Sam Ostericher are seeded fifth and seventh of 19 divers in the 1-meter diving competition.

The preliminary races start at 10 a.m. and are followed by the finals at 6:30 p.m.