March 19, 2009
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COLLEGE STATION, TX – Four Tiger swimmers competed on the first day at the NCAA Championships at the Student Rec Center Pool in College Station, TX. The 200 free relay group of Rachel Regone, Lauren Sindall, Alexandra Allen, and Michelle Parkhurst earned honorable mention All-America honors by finishing 15th in the event.
Regone led the Tigers with a 22.24 lead-off leg in the morning session, a school record. The Tigers entered the finals with the 14th-best time and finished 15th, as they clocked in at 1:30.17. The group had touched in at 1:29.56 in prelims, a school record.
The top-16 finish earns the group honorable All-America status and four points in the NCAA championships.
Regone competed in the 50 free as well, stopping the clock at 22.59 to place 36th overall.
Michelle Parkhurst and freshman Kelli Kyle will be in action in the 200 free and 100 back. Parkhurst is now a two-time All-American with her 2008 performance in the 200 free and the 2009 200 free relay.
Fans can watch the entire NCAA event live on the Internet using the championship link above.
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