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Result: 4th of 11 teams

Women's Swimming and Diving at MIAC Championships

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 – 10:30 a.m. (Prelims) / 6:30 p.m. (Finals) at Minneapolis, Minn. - University of Minnesota Aquatic Center

Knights rally to claim fourth place at MIAC Championships

Caroline Mather and Kyle Fraser-Mines,
Caroline Mather and Kyle Fraser-Mines,
Photo: Nathan Klok


MINNEAPOLIS — Thanks to a late surge in scoring, the Carleton College women’s swimming and diving team rallied to finish fourth at the 2018 MIAC Championships. Caroline Mather (Jr./Highlands Ranch, Colo./Mountain Vista) secured her third All-MIAC certificate of the meet and diver Amy Roach (Sr./Bethesda, Md./Bethesda Chevy Chase) earned her second All-MIAC award of the conference meet after taking third on the 1-meter board with a score of 353.65.

In what became a very tight battle for fourth place, every point in the team competition became critical. In addition to Roach’s performance, Phoebe Smith (Jr./Dallas, Texas/Hockaday) added a 16th-place result on the lower diving board to supplement Carleton’s point total.

Carleton slipped to sixth after not scoring in the 1650-yard freestyle, and although Kyle Fraser-Mines (Fy./Tyngsboro, Mass./Tyngsborough) and Emma Lederer (So./Madison, Wis./West) finished 13th and 14th, respectively in the 200-yard backstroke, the Knights trailed Saint Benedict by 21.5 points and St. Catherine by 18 points. Fraser-Mines clocked a time of 2:12.30 during the prelim swim, while Lederer touched the wall at 2:14.23 in the finals.

Mather posted a season-best time of 52.02 during the morning prelims of the 100-yard freestyle. She would earn All-MIAC status in the event for the third consecutive year, as she tied for third at 52.49.

The Carleton comeback got rolling with the 200-yard breaststroke as the Knights closed to within only three points. Ada Meyer (So./Seattle, Wash./Ingraham) finished fifth in the event as she touched the wall with a new personal-best time of 2:24.17. Morgan Mayer (So./Garret Park, Md./Georgetown Day) won the consolation final by nearly two seconds at 2:25.75. She trimmed nearly two seconds off her previous PR and moved into fourth place in team history. Kate Grossman (Fy./Evanston, Ill./Evanston Township) improved upon her prelim swim as well and finished in 2:29.06 to take 12th place on this day as well as climbing to ninth in program history.

The Knights inched back into fourth place after four swimmers scored during the 200-yard butterfly. Meredith Bergman (Jr./Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Day) won the consolation final with a season-best time of 2:18.29. Anna Gergely (Jr./Denver, Colo./Jewish Day School) posted a time of 2:19.94 during prelims and finished 12th overall. Marcella Manivel (Fy./Mahtomedi, Minn./Mahtomedi) and Emily Culver (Sr./Iowa City, Iowa/West) provided crucial points as they captured 15th and 16th places at 2:24.18 and 2:25.50, respectively.

Carleton clung to a slim 1.5-point lead heading into the culminating event of the meet, the 400-uard freestyle-relay. Mather, Eveline Dowling (Jr./Iowa City, Iowa/Iowa City West), Anisa Lester (Sr./Corte Madera, Calif./The Branson School), and Fraser-Mines posted a time of 3:36.82. That allowed the Knights to finish 1.4 seconds ahead of St. Catherine, grab fourth place in the event, and hold onto fourth place in the team standings.


200-yard freestyle relay
3. Carleton (Caroline Mather, Morgan Mayer, Eveline Dowling, Anisa Lester) — 1:38.24

50-yard freestyle
3. Caroline Mather — 23.93 [posted NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 23.74 during prelims]

3-Meter Diving
3. Amy Roach — 383.15 points

1-Meter Diving
3. Amy Roach — 353.65 points

100-yard freestyle
3. Caroline Mather —52.49 [posted time of 52.02 during prelims]