Ole women break numerous records, stay in second through the second day of the MIAC's
February 18, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS - The St. Olaf women's swimming and diving team had four wins and remained second through Friday, the second of three days at the MIAC Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
The team capped the night by setting a meet and school record in the 800 Free Relay -- with Alli Beardsley, Sarah Kemp, Carolyn Bernhardt and Meghan Weiss -- with a 7:39.09.
Alli Beardsley won the 400 IM in a school record -- breaking her own mark from 2009 -- NCAA B cut time of 4:33.15. The Oles had two others in the top eight of the race, Megan Laedtke (fifth) and Maura Nicholson (eighth).
Meghan Weiss set a school record as well, when she won her second event with a 1:52.14 mark, which is a solid NCAA B cut time and was a mere .32 seconds ahead of the runner up. The time broke the St. Olaf school record by 1.28 seconds. The Oles' Sarah Kemp was fifth in the event.
Lindsey Lee won the 100 Breast as one of four Oles in the top seven spots in the event. Kjersten Grinde was fourth, Maggie Boling fifth and Nicholson seventh.
Carolyn Bernhardt was fourth in a fast 100 Backstroke field in a NCAA B cut time (58.53). Her 58.35 time from the prelims in the morning set a school record. The Oles' Amanda Rorem was eighth in the event.
Bernhart, Lee, Lydia Feldman and Kemp teamed for a second place finish in the 200 Medley Relay in a school record 1:48.24.
Feldman picked up a seventh place swim in the 100 Fly.