Cowgirls Complete Third Day of NCAA Women's Championships

March 18, 2016


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Sophomore Maria Harutjunjan and senior Emily Ridout competed in the 100 breast prelims on Friday during the third day of the 2016 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. Harutjunjan finished 32nd in the event with a time of 1:00.81, while Ridout claimed 35th with a mark of 1:00.90.

“Emily (Ridout) did well for us yesterday and she was much better today,” UW head coach Tom Johnson said. “She continues to improve. We know it’s the first time at NCAAs for all of them, so there has been plenty of adjusting. I think Maria (Harutjunjan) was thinking she could have gone a little faster, but she did everything she could. I am proud of both of them for what they have accomplished so far.”

Friday’s competition included the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, 200 medley relay and the 3-meter diving at the McAuley Aquatic Center on the campus of Georgia Tech. The final day of the championships will be tomorrow with the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 400 free relay, 1,650 free and platform diving.

Wyoming will head into the final day with Harutjunjan competing in the 200 breast, Ridout in the 100 free and senior diver Kari Campbell in the platform diving event. Harutjunjan’s top time in the 200 breast is 2:12.18, which is tied for 63rd in the NCAA, while Ridout is 74th in the 100 free (49.17). Campbell became the first Cowgirl to ever qualify for the platform at the championships after she recorded a score of 495.10 to finish ninth at the NCAA Zone “E” Diving Championships. She will be one of 46 divers in the platform event.

“I expect things to go very well tomorrow,” Johnson added. “Emily (Ridout) seems to keep swimming faster and improving, which is great to see and I know all three of them will make adjustments and do great in the morning.”

Action at the 2016 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships continues tomorrow with preliminary rounds at 8 a.m., MT. Saturday night’s finals will be streamed live beginning at 4 p.m., on ESPN3.