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800 Free Relay Sets School Record; Tigers Head to Final Day in Third at NCAA Championships

February 14, 2014

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Granville, Ohio - Following the second full day of competition at the North Coast Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships, the 15th-ranked Tigers are in third place with 739 points. Kenyon leads with 1,234 points and Denison is second with 1,208..

DePauw's 200-yard medley relay of Annie Graves, Allison Kirby, Morgan Graves and Erin ?Horne opened the evening with a fifth-place showing in 1:49.18.

Angela Newlon earned her second all-NCAC individual honor as she finished third in the 400 individual medley in an NCAA "B" time of 4:28.27. Kirsten Olson was ninth in 4:37.36.

A pair of Tigers earned spots in the 200 free and notched NCAA "B" times as Caroline Bridges was fifth in 1:52.61 which tied the school record, while Emily Weber was seventh in 1:52.75. Kirby then placed ninth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.82 and Annie Graves was seventh in the 100 backstroke in a "B" time of 57.83 which also broke the school record.

That all set the stage for the 800 free relay of Newlon, Weber, Bridges and Olson which wrapped up the evening by earning all-NCAC honors and finishing third in a school-record and NCAA "B" time of 7:31.22. Newlon's leadoff split of 1:51.28 broke the 200 free record.

Saturday's final day of competition begins with the 10 a.m. prelims and finals slated for 6:30 p.m.