The Tommie Women placed 14th in the 400 free relay to score six points Saturday night in the finals at the NCAA Division III Swim-Dive Championships in Indianapolis. The Tommies placed 27th in the women's race with 20 team points.
Tiana Molitor, Katelyn Strauss, Alex Howard and Kate Smarjesse receined honorable mention All-America honors as they clocked 3:28.09 in the prelims to take 14th out of 35 entrants. They came back in the consolatoon finals to clock 3:28.13.
The Tommie men tied for 39th place with 12 points. UST took 20th in the pelims of the 400 free relay and were unable to advnace to the evenine finals.
Junior Katelyn Strauss placed fifth in Friday night's 200 fly finals at the NCAA Division III Swim-Dive Championships in Indianapolis. She collected 14 team points to put the Tommie women on the board in the team standings. Her prelim time of 2:03.00 was fourth best among 35 entrants.
Senior Bailey Biwer had his second honorable mention All-America honor of the week as he placed 11th in Friday night's 200 Fly in 1:48.90 and scored six points. Biwer clocked 1:49.28 earlier in the day in the prelims and qualified 11th of 32 entrants to make the evening consolation finals.
The Tommie women have 14 points and are in 28th place with one day to go. The UST men have 12 points and are tied for 36th place.
Diver Andrew Grabowski missed the finals in one-meter diving.
The men's 800 free relay was disqualified in the prelims.
Tom Negaard was unable to advance in the 100 back as he clocked 51.94 in his prelim race.
Senior Bailey Biwer placed 14th in the 100 fly consolation finals to score three team points and get honorable mention All-America honors Thursday at the NCAA Division III Swim-Dive Championships in Indianapolis. Biwer clocked 48.71 in the morning prelims to qualify 14th out of 35.
The Tommie men's 200 free relay took 21st in the prelims in 1:24.26 and was unable to advance.
On the women's side, two St. Thomas relays didn't advance out of the prelims. The 200 free missed a consolation finals spot by one position as its time of 1:34.90 placed 17th out of 32 entrants; with Katelyn Stauss, Alex Howard Tiana Molitor and Kate Smarjesse; while the 400 medley relay placed 23rd in 3:45.96.
St. Thomas senior Andrew Grabowski placed 14th out of 24 entrants in three-meter diving Wednesday night on the opening day at the NCAA Division III Swim-Dive Championships in Indianapolis.
Grabowski, a seven-time conference champion, is competing in his first NCAA meet. He collected three team points as he scored 422.10 in the finals after a 424.50 prelim score.
Grabowski will compete Friday on the one-meter board.
In Wednesday morning's prelims, the Tommie women took 27th in the 200 medley relay (1:46.92) and didn't advance, and Katelyn Strauss took 27th in the 500 free and didn't move on.
In Thursday's morning prelims, senior Bailey Biwer is seeded in the top eight in the 100 fly and will look to advance to the evening round.