Snodgrass' Third-Place Finish Leads Day 2 at NCAA Championships
March 22, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS - A top-three podium finish for freshman Brooklynn Snodgrass in the 100 backstroke paced the Indiana women's swimming and diving team on day two of the 2013 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships at the IU Natatorium and IUPUI Sports Complex in Indianapolis.
Indiana is currently in 12th place with 65 points.
Indiana opened the night with a 15th-place finish in the 200 medley relay, with Snodgrass, Ashley Specht, Justine Ress and Bronwyn Pasloski posting a time of 1:38.33. That is the fourth-fastest time in school history. Snodgrass led off with a 24.25 on the back, which was the second fastest backstroke split on the night. The group posted a time of 1:38.23 in prelims, putting up the third-fastest time in school history, with Cynthia Pammett swimming the anchor freestyle leg.
Dorina Szekeres swam the consolation final of the 400 individual medley, placing seventh in the heat and 15th overall in a time of 4:12.40. Szekeres made it back to the consolation final after posting the 10th-fastest time of the morning, coming in at 4:08.26.
In the 200 freestyle, Lindsay Vrooman placed 24th overall with a time of 1:46.36.
Pasloski became just the third Hoosier woman to go under one minute in the 100 breaststroke with a career-best time of 59.83 in the consolation final to finish 13th overall. Pasloski joins Specht and Sarah Stockwell as the Hoosiers to reach the milestone. It is also the fifth-fastest time in IU history. In the same heat, Specht finished 15th overall with a time of 1:00.22.
Specht and Pasloski finished 13th and 15th, respectively, in prelims, with Specht putting up the fourth-fastest time in school history at 59.78. She now owns three of the five-fastest times ever for IU. Pasloski put up a 1:00.06 to win her heat.
Snodgrass came up with the highlight of the meet to date for Indiana with a third-place finish in the 100 backstroke. She touched the wall in 51.52, a new personal best and tied for the fourth-fastest time in school history. That is the top finish for a Hoosier in the 100 backstroke since Kate Fesenko finished second at the 2010 meet. Snodgrass' time makes her the 16th-fastest individual all-time in the NCAA Division I ranks.
Snodgrass qualified sixth overall for the championship final with a time of 52.00. Ress just missed out on the consolation final, clocking in at 52.98, while Allie Day was one spot behind with a career-best time of 53.11. Pammett placed 45th overall (54.18).
Amy Cozad earned honorable mention All-America honors on the 3-meter springboard, placing 16th with a score of 305.40. She made her way into the consolation final with a prelim tally of 315.05. Kate Hillman finished 38th with a score of 240.75.
The day ended with the 800 freestyle relay as Vrooman, Pammett, Haley Lips and Snodgrass earned All-America honors with a 12th-place finish in the 800 freestyle relay at 7:05.32.
Competition wraps up Saturday with the 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, 1,650 freestyle, platform diving and the 400 freestyle relay.
200 Medley Relay 15. Brooklynn Snodgrass, Ashley Specht, Justine Ress, Bronwyn Pasloski (Cynthia Pammett) - 1:38.33 (Honorable Mention All-American) (1:38.23 prelims; third-fastest time in school history)
400 Individual Medley 15. Dorina Szekeres - 4:12.40 (4:08.26 prelims)
200 Freestyle 24. Lindsay Vrooman - 1:46.36
100 Breaststroke 13. Bronwyn Pasloski - 59.83 (Honorable Mention All-American; Career Best; fifth-fastest time in school history) (1:00.06 prelims) 15. Ashley Specht - 1:00.22 (59.78 prelims; fourth-fastest time in school history)
100 Backstroke 3. Brooklynn Snodgrass - 51.52 (NCAA All-American; Career Best; tied for fourth-fastest time in school history) (52.00 prelims) 19. Justine Ress - 52.98 20. Allie Day - 53.11 (career best) 45. Cynthia Pammett - 54.18
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