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Ada Meyer breaks team record twice on Day 3 of MIAC Championships

February 17, 2019 at 12:13 am
Ada Meyer
Ada Meyer
Photo: Ruthie Yankwitt '22


MINNEAPOLIS — Ada Meyer (Jr./Seattle, Wash./Ingraham) broke the team record while earning all-conference honors in the 100-yard breaststroke on day three of the MIAC Swimming and Diving Championships.

The program standard for the 100 breaststroke (1:04.82) had been held since 1995 by Lydia Neilson, making it the second-oldest team record. Meyer bested that with her time of 1:04.67 in the morning prelims and broke it again with a 1:04.49 in the finals. That also represents a NCAA ‘B’ cut time.

Kate Grossman (So./Evanston, Ill./Evanston Township), Hannah Aylward (Sr./Minneapolis, Minn./Home School), and Morgan Mayer (Jr./Garret Park, Md./Georgetown Day) also scored points in the event. Grossman swam a personal best of 1:08.73 (ninth-best in team history) in the prelims and finished 12th in the finals. Aylward notched nearly identical times of 1:09.74 and 1:09.76 in the prelims and finals, respectively, as she placed 14th. Mayer finished 16th at 1:10.39.

Alison Cameron (Fy./Reno, Nev./Reno) earned sixth place in the 400-yard IM. Her time of 4:37.64 ranks third in team history.

Emma Lederer (Jr./Madison, Wis./West) sliced nearly three seconds off her previous PR in the 100-yard butterfly as she reached the wall in the prelims at 58.76, fifth in school history. She finished seventh in the finals at 58.96. Natalie Lafferty (Fy./Aurora, Ill./Matea Valley) claimed 14th in the same event with her time of 1:02.19.

Caroline Mather (Sr./Highlands Ranch, Colo./Mountain Vista) swam to a sixth-place result in the 200-yard freestyle, notching a time of 1:54.66. Kyle Fraser-Mines (So./Tyngsboro, Mass./Tyngsborough) won the ‘B’ final at 1:56.63 to register the first of her three scoring swims in the session.

Fraser-Mines turned in a fifth-place result in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 59.88, while Lederer was seventh at 1:00.57. Both swam faster during the preliminary round, reaching the wall at 59.50 and 59.64, respectively, good for sixth and eighth in program history. Lydia Boyum (Fy./Bethesda, Md./Walter Johnson) won the ‘B’ final with her time of 59.92, while Lafferty—who clocked a 1:01.35 during the prelims—added a 15th-place swim at 1:02.53.

The evening wrapped up with the 200-yard freestyle relay where Mather, Claire Neid (Fy./Denver, Colo./George Washington), Eveline Dowling (Sr./Iowa City, Iowa/Iowa City West), and Fraser-Mines combined to finish fourth at 1:37.26

St. Thomas continues to lead team competition and now has 517 points. St. Catherine is second at 392 points, followed by Gustavus (364), St. Olaf (316), and Carleton (288).

Sunday marks the conclusion to the four-day competition. The prelims begin at 10:30 a.m. Competition in the 1650-yard freestyle states at 2:30 p.m. while the rest of the finals starting at 5:30 p.m.


50-yard freestyle
2. Caroline Mather — 23.40 (NCAA ‘B’ cut time)

3-Meter Diving
3. Kapani Kirkland — 397.05 points

100-yard breaststroke
3. Ada Meyer — 1:04.49 (NCAA ‘B’ cut time)