March 4, 2013

UMW Swimming to Send Record 10 Swimmers to NCAA Championships

The University of Mary Washington men's and women's swimming teams will send a school-record 10 athletes to the NCAA Division III Championships in Shenandoah, Texas, next week.

The men will send a record six swimmers to the meet. Senior Nick Eckhoff will swim the 500 yard freestyle, the 200 yard backstroke, and the 200 freestyle; sophomore Alex Anderson will compete in the 50 yard freestyle, the 400 yard IM (where he is seeded fourth), and the 200 yard butterfly (where he is seeded first).

Michael Yelmgren will compete in the 100 backstroke, and Peter Slattery will compete in the 100 breaststroke. Sean Mayer and Jack McHugh will join the others as the Eagles will compete in all five relays at the meet.

For the women, the Eagles will send four swimmers, including Amber Kerico, who will swim the 100 yard butterfly, the 100 yard breaststroke (where she is seeded third) and the 200 yard breaststroke, where she is seeded fourth; and freshman Katie Fago will swim the 100 yard backstroke.

They will be joined by Hannah Hagy and Stephanie Hallock in four relays in the meet as well.

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