Swimming & Diving Finishes Competition At The NCAA's

March 23, 2013

Middlebury finished up competition at the 2013 NCAA Swimming and Diving NCAA Championships in Shenandoah, Texas on Saturday night. The Middlebury women finished 27th among 52 scoring teams, while the men were 37th among 47 squads with at least one point.

On day one, the 200 medley relay team of Andrea Tibbetts, Jamie Hillas, Megan Griffin and Courtney Haron finished 12th overall in the consolation final, coming in with a time of 1:47.39. Placing 15th in the 50 free consolation final with a time of 20.74 was Ian MacKay. All earned honorable mention All-American honors.

Also competing on day one but unable to qualify for the finals were Courtney Haron in the 500 free (5:03.280 and Colleen Harper in 3M diving (391.70 points).

MacKay won the consolation final in the 100 fly on day two, finishing in ninth place overall with a time of 48.58.  A pair of Middlebury women’s relay teams both swam in the night session after qualifying earlier in the day. The 400 medley team comprised of Tibbetts, Hillas, Madeline Berkman and Haron placed 14th overall in 3:53.65. Tibbetts, Hillas, Griffin and Haron competed in the 200 medley relay, placing 11th in the event with a time of 1:46.23. All of these athletes were also named honorable mention All-Americans.

The same group competed in the 200 free relay, but did not qualify for the finals with their time of 1:37.96. Haron took part in the 200 free event in the morning session, coming in with a time of 1:54.22. Harper was in action in the one-meter diving event, finishing the prelims with 387.05 points.

Berkman and Hillas both competed for Middlebury on day three, with neither able to qualify for the finals. Berkman finished the 200 fly with a time of 2:08.50, while Hillas covered the 100 breaststroke in 1:05.84. 

On the final day, MacKay was unable to qualify for the finals in the 100 free, finishing with a time of 45.69. The same went for Hillas, who earned a time of 2:26.09 in the 200 breaststroke. A women’s relay team was also in action for the Panthers on the final day of competition, but did not qualify for the finals. Haron, Hillas, Griffin and Tibbetts finished the 400 free in 3:35.35.