Women's 200 Free Relay & 400 Medley Relay Earn Honorable Mention All-America Honors on Second Night of NCAA Championship

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THE BASICS:

Event: 2019 NCAA Division III Championship 

Results: 12th (57 points) - After Day Two

Location: Greensboro, North Carolina (Greensboro Aquatic Center)

The Lead: The MIT women's swimming and diving team used Honorable Mention All-America performances by the 200-free relay team and the 400-medley relay team to account for their points on day two of the NCAA Division III National Championship. Midway through the meet, the Engineers sit in 12th place with 57 points.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- The 200-free relay team comprised of first-year Shannon Hagmaier (Longwood, Fla.), first-year Lara Ketonen (Helsinki, Finland), junior Lilia Staszel (Brighton, Mich.) and first-year Lindsey Bjornstad (Mequon, Wis.) began the night with 12th place finish in a time of 1:34.88 for Honorable Mention All-America honors. The quartet shaved 0.17-seconds off their time from this morning.

- The 400-medley relay team comprised of first-year Laura Rosado (New Haven, Conn.), sophomore Sara Nicholas (Wilmette, Ill.), sophomore Hannah Mahaffey (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and Hagmaier finished 13th overall in 3:49.22 for Honorable Mention All-America honors. The quartet bested their swim from this morning by 0.85-seconds. 

- Three other student-athletes competed in prelims this morning as Mahaffeyfinished 19th in the 400 IM in 4:30.35, Rosadotook 23rd in the 400 IM in 4:34.14 and sophomore Kailey Allen (Tacoma, Wash.) finished 41st in the 100-fly in 59.31 seconds.

UP NEXT:

- Tomorrow, the women's swimming and diving team will have student-athletes competing in the 200-fly, 100-back, 100-breast, 1-meter dive and 800-free relay.

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