Andison Shatters School Record in 400 IM on Day Three of NCAA Championships
Pioneer sophomore finished fifth to earn All-America honors for the second-straight day
March 17, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS – Sophomore Bailey Andison (Smiths Falls, Ontario) earned All-America honors for the second-straight night, this time smashing her previous school record by over two seconds in the 400 IM prelims (4:04.84) to qualify for the A-Final on Friday at the 2017 NCAA Women’s Swimming Championships at IU Natatorium in Indianapolis.
Andison followed up her prelims performance by breaking her eight hour old school record again, this time by 1.75 seconds, touching fifth in the A-Final with a time of 4:03.09, also good for fifth overall.
“Bailey has been training so well the last two years, earning herself a performance like the one she put on today,” head coach Brian Schrader said. “It is so rewarding to see that hard work pay off, and watch her swim and compete at a world class level on the biggest collegiate stage in our sport.”
Junior Maddie Myers (Arvada, Colo.) finished 46th in the 400 IM prelims with a time of 4:16.24. Junior Morgan McCormick (Golden, Colo.) touched 48th at 53.72 in the 100 fly preliminaries Friday morning. Senior Amanda Sanders (Superior, Colo.) was clocked at 1:00.72 in the 100 breast to finish in a tie for 33rd. In her second race of the day and the Pioneers’ last of the morning session, McCormick finished in the middle of the pack in the 100 back with a time of 53.01.
Denver will have swimmers in three events at the NCAA Championships on Saturday.
Myers: 1650 Free (Finals: Saturday, March 18, 3:45 p.m.)
Sanders and Andison: 200 Breast (Prelims: Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m., Event 3 | Finals: March 18, 6 p.m., Event 4)
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