Swimming and diving team make history
The Tartans’ swimming and diving team traveled to Knoxville, Tenn. this past week to compete in the 2011 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships.
It was on Friday that the Tartans changed Carnegie Mellon’s swim and dive team history.
First-year Soleil Phan, first-year Megan Garvey, senior Molly Evans, and junior Victoria Adams were all named All-American Honorable Mention for their outstanding performance in the 800-yard freestyle relay, finishing with a time of 7:38.28 and placing the Tartan relay team in 13th place. This relay set a new school record for the Tartans.
Other notable performances included Evans in the 200-yard butterfly and sophomore Breanna Stillo in the 100-yard breaststroke. Both swimmers competed last Friday. Phan competed on Thursday and set a new school record for the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.07 seconds, but narrowly missed making the final 16.
The women continued to swim on Saturday, with Evans swimming the 200-yard backstroke, Phan swimming the 100-yard freestyle, and Adams swimming the 1,650-yard freestyle.
On the men’s side, sophomore Dan Glaser-Garbrick also wrote his name in Carnegie Mellon’s athletic history.
Garbrick earned his second All-American title, as he reached the finals of the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:50.11.
Garbrick repeated his eighth-place finish from last year, and he also competed in the 200-yard IM and 400-yard IM.
Senior Alex Hanson swam his last race on Saturday in the 200-yard backstroke.
Overall, the NCAA Championships set a new bar for the Carnegie Mellon swimming and diving program.