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Honore Collins of NYU Wins Second Title at NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships

Honore Collins of NYU Wins Second Title at NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships

From NYU Athletics

After setting the NCAA record in the 200-yard individual medley last night, Honore Collins of NYU won another NCAA championship in the 400-yard individual medley the second day of the NCAA Championships on Thursday, March 21, at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, NC.

Her time (4:15.17) broke her own NYU record and earned her All-America honors. In the event's preliminary race, Allison Kapostasy swam 4:43.01.

"Honore was trailing by three seconds going into the last 100," said Head Coach Trevor Miele. "She ran down the defending NCAA Champion, dropped five seconds off her best time, and set the school record. Just an amazing effort!"

The women's 400-yard medley relay team of Collins, May Li, Erica Yuen, and Haley Wen also earned All-America honors with their seventh-place finish, posting a time of 3:46.74.

Terra Matsushima placed eighth and earned All-America honors in the 100-yard butterfly with her time of 56.24.  Earlier in the day during preliminaries, she swam even faster (55.31). Yuen and Li also swam in the event's preliminaries, finishing with times of 56.14 and 57.77, respectively. 

The foursome of Li, Nikita Kouznetsova, Emily Fung, and Sarah Stone finished with a time of 1:36.54 in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Grace Wakabayashi and Jaime Robinson both swam in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing with times of 1:53.16 and 1:53.90, respectively.

The women's team remains in fifth place with after two days of competition with 119 points. Nine-time-defending champion Emory University is in first place with 254 points.