UMW's Anderson Gains All-America Status in 400 IM at NCAA Championships
Freshman Alex Anderson finished in ninth place in the
400 yard individual medley at the NCAA Division III swimming
championships in Indianapolis, Indiana on Thursday. Anderson, who
swam to a time of 4:00.43 in the preliminaries, actually swam the
fourth fastest time in the finals, but swam from the consolation
heat and placed ninth. His evening time of 3:55.72 broke his own
school and conference record by a full two seconds.
On the women's side, UMW's Amber Kerico finished in 25th place in the 100 yard butterfly preliminaries with a time of 57.54 seconds. Senior Megan DeSmit finished 40th in the 200 yard freestyle preliminaries, with a time of 1:56.92.
All three swimmers will continue at the championships on Friday.