DePauw Finishes Third at NCAC Championships; Newlon Named Conference Swimmer of the Year

DePauw Finishes Third at NCAC Championships; Newlon Named Conference Swimmer of the Year

Granville, Ohio - Paced by Angela Newlon's meet and school record win in the 1,650-yard freestyle, DePauw wrapped up the 2016 North Coast Athletic Conference Championships with its fourth-straight third-place finish. DePauw totaled 1.141.5 points, while Kenyon won with 1,957.5 and Denison was second with 1,787.5. Wooster finished fourth with 1,034.

Newlon, voted the conference's swimmer of the year, completed the conference freestyle distance sweep by finishing in 16:29.59 which was 32.39 seconds under her school record and 14.12 seconds faster than the conference mark. She also broke her school 1,000 free record after starting the 1,650 free in 10:01.83. Amber Griesse was 17th in the event in 18:25.52.

Kirsten Olson picked up all-conference honors after finishing second in the 200 backstroke (2:05.03), while Annie Graves was fourth (2:05.03) and Marihelen Gallagher 15th (2:15.34).

In the 200 breaststroke, Dana Zerbini led the Tigers with a ninth-place finish (2:28.35), while Jamie Fritsch was 14th (2:32.51/2:32.17 prelim). 

Morgan Graves was ninth in the 200 butterfly (2:11.87) with Taylor Mueller placing 13th (2:14.82/2:13.24 prelim).

Caroline Bridges led the Tigers in the 100 free (52.48/52.24 prelim) with Erin Horne finishing 17th (54.80/54.68 prelim) and Ellen Riehle 18th (54.84/54.22 prelim).

Morgan Flowers was 12th in the prelims of the three-meter diving competition with 253.15 points.

Wrapping up the meet, the 400 free relay of Riehle, Zerbini, Laurel Johnson and Horne placed seventh inn 3:39.15 after going 3:32.90 in the prelims.