From Washington University Athletics
Washington University in St. Louis senior Amanda Stadermann became the first women's swimmer in school history to claim a national title by winning the women's 200-yard butterfly on day three of the 2016 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships Friday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
After breaking her own school record to post the fastest time in the prelims (2:01.07), Stadermann separated herself from the rest of the field on the third 50 of the final. She touched the wall in 2:00.53 to better her own school record again and win the national championship by more than a half-second. Stadermann is the sixth individual in WashU swimming history to win a national title, and the first women's swimmer to stand atop the podium.
The women's 800-free relay team of junior MariMac Collins, senior Kristalyn McAfee, sophomore Nicole Zanolli and junior Erin Polries swam to a seventh-place finish with a time of 7:27.86. Senior Luke Dobben, freshman Andrew Pek, junior Justin Morrell and sophomore Ross Brownearned All-America Honorable Mention honors by finishing 16th in a time of 6:46.58.
Senior Katie Anderson swam a season-best time of 56.70 to finish 18th in the women's 100 backstroke. Zanolli also clocked a time of 56.70 to place 19th, while sophomore Niamh O'Grady was 23rd in a season-best time of 56.79. Freshman Kevin Van Cleave swam a season-best time of 50.99 to finish 34th in the men's 100 back. Senior Sophie Gan also competed for the WashU women Friday, finishing 27th in the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.29.