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Knights fifth after day one at MIAC Championships

February 14, 2019 at 11:33 pm
By Caroline Hull '19
Kyle Fraser-Mines
Kyle Fraser-Mines
Photo: Geoffrey Mo '19

MINNEAPOLIS -- Thanks to a pair of fifth-place finishes on the opening day of the 2019 MIAC Championships, the Carleton College women’s swimming and diving team sits fifth out of 11 teams.

In the 800-yard freestyle relay, the Knights young quartet of Alison Cameron (Fy. Reno, Nev./Reno), Lydia Boyum (Fy./Bethesda, Md./Walter Johnson), Kyle Fraser-Mines (So./Tyngsboro, Mass./Tyngsborough) and Madison Smith (Fy./Denver, Colo./DSST) placed fifth as they swam a season-best time of 7:53.61, collecting 28 points.

In the 200-yard medley relay, the Knights placed fifth again with Emma Lederer (Jr./Madison, Wis./West), Ada Meyer (Jr./Seattle, Wash./Ingraham), Natalie Lafferty (Fy./Aurora, Ill./Matea Valley) and Caroline Mather (Sr./Highlands Ranch, Colo./Mountain Vista) swimming a 1:46.67.

St. Thomas leads the 11-team competition with 74 points after the first day. St. Catherine is next at 70, followed by St. Olaf (66), Gustavus (62), and Carleton (56).

The MIAC Championships continue on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and will once again feature the preliminary rounds starting at 10:30 a.m. with the finals scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Links to live video and live results for all sessions are available via Knights Online.