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Honore Collins of NYU Sets NCAA Record in Winning 200 Individual Medley on First NIght of Championship

Honore Collins of NYU Sets NCAA Record in Winning 200 Individual Medley on First NIght of Championship

From NYU Athletics

Honore Collins of NYU set an NCAA record and earned All-America honors with her first-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:58.18 on day one of the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships on Wednesday. The meet is being held in Greensboro, NC, from Wednesday-Saturday, March 20-23.

She set an NCAA record and earned All-America honors with her first-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:58.18. As a freshman, Collins became NYU's first-ever swimming national champion after winning the 200-yard IM (then-school-record 2:00.97) at the NCAA's. 

"Honore's swim was amazing," said Head Coach Trevor Miele. "She attacked the race right from the start and then blew away the field on the last 50. It was even more impressive that she did it against the defending NCAA Champion and national record holder. She has worked hard all year long and she's earned her NCAA title and national record."

Rachel Reistroffer earned All-America honors with her eighth-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle finals, posting a time of 5:01.29. She swam 4:55.09 in the preliminaries, setting anew team record. Jaime Robinson also earned All-America Honorable Mention with her 10th-place finish in the consolation final of the event, posting a time of 4:56.67.

Also competing in the 500-yard freestyle were Grace Wakabayashi, Allison Kapostasy, and Ashley Brodnick, who finished with times of 5:00.34, 5:00.95, and 5:04.06, respectively.

The women's 200-yard medley relay team of Collins, May Li, Erica Yuen, and Sarah Stone placed sixth in the finals with a time of 1:43.32, which also earned them All-America honors.

The women's team is currently in fifth place with 64 points. Kenyon College is in the lead with 103 points.