Rosado Earns All-America Honors in 200-Back as Women's Swim & Dive Finishes Ninth at NCAA's

Rosado Earns All-America Honors in 200-Back as Women's Swim & Dive Finishes Ninth at NCAA's

THE BASICS:

Event: 2019 NCAA Division III Championship

Results: 9th (125 points) - Final

Location: Greensboro, North Carolina (Greensboro Aquatic Center) 

The Lead: MIT women's swimming and diving wrapped up its 2018-19 season tonight on the final day of the NCAA Division III Championship. First-year Laura Rosado (New Haven, Conn.) highlighted action tonight as she claimed All-America honors in the 200-back with her fifth-place finish in the event.

As a team, the Engineers finished in ninth overall with 125 points. This is the eighth straight season in which the women's swimming and diving program has finished inside the top-10 at the NCAA Division III National Championship meet.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Rosado earned All-America honors in the 200-back with her fifth-place finish. The first-year clocked a time of 2:00.96 after swimming a 2:00.71 this morning in prelims

- The Engineers had three other individual student-athletes compete in prelims this morning. First-year Lindsey Bjornstad (Mequon, Wis.) finished 32nd in the 100-free in 51.90, classmate Lara Ketonen (Helsinki, Finland)finished 55th in the 100-free in 53.14 and sophomore Sara Nicholas (Wilmette, Ill.) finished 28th in the 2:31.09 

- MIT's 400-free relay team of first-year Shannon Hagmaier (Longwood, Fla.), junior Lilia Staszel (Brighton, Mich.), sophomore Hannah Mahaffey (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and Bjornstad finished 18th overall in 3:29.11.

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