Budner Earns 2nd Place in 500-Free at NCAA Meet
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 03/17/2011
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Meredith Budner recorded the highest NCAA finish by a Towson swimmer in school...
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AUSTIN, Texas – Senior Meredith Budner earned second place in the 500-yard freestyle at the 2011 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the Texas Swimming Center on Thursday evening.

With her second place finish, Budner earned All-America honors for the second straight season. She finished in eighth place in the 500-yard freestyle at last year’s NCAA Meet.

Junior Allison Schmitt of the University of Georgia won the event for the third straight year after setting an NCAA record with a time of 4:34.20. Budner finished with a time of 4:34.56, which eclipsed her own school and Colonial Athletic Association record that she set during the morning’s preliminaries.

“Meredith swam the race exactly as we talked about from a strategy standpoint,” Towson Coach Pat Mead said. “Today was a great day for Meredith, her family and everyone associated with the Towson women's swimming and diving program, including our alumni.

“There are a lot of people talking [at the championship] about our program today and that is a credit to the hard work of the three swimmers who were in the water today for us,” Coach Mead added. “It was an exciting start to the weekend and we are looking forward to what happens tomorrow and Saturday.”

After Schmitt took an early lead in the opening 50 yards of the event, Budner took a slim lead through the first 100 yards with a time of 26.65 seconds.

Schmitt regained the lead at the 200-yard mark after posting a split of 27.52 seconds and held on to earn the victory despite a late rally by Budner, who recorded a time of 27.10 seconds in the final 50 yards.

One of four Towson swimmers to be competing at the NCAA Championships, Budner will compete in the 200-yard freestyle on Friday before swimming in the 1650-yard freestyle on Saturday. She is seeded second in the 1650-yard freestyle.

In addition, senior Brooke Golden finished 34th in the preliminaries of the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:44.81 while senior Kayla Zeller was 48th in the event with a time of 4:46.57.

The NCAA Championship will continue on Friday morning with a pair of sessions beginning at 11 a.m. Central time.



 NCAA Division I Championship Meet                      3/17/2011 - 19:57PM
2011 NCAA Div I Championships - 3/17/2011 to 3/19/2011

Event 2 Women 500 Yard Freestyle
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NCAA: 4:32.71 3/17/2011 Allison Schmitt, Georgia
American: 4:30.47 12/8/2007 Katie Hoff, North Baltimore
U.S. Open: 4:30.47 12/8/2007 Katie Hoff, North Baltimore
Pool: 4:32.71 3/17/2011 Allison Schmitt, Georgia
4:38.56 A Standard
4:52.41 B Standard
Name Year School Prelims Finals Points
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=== A - Final ===

1 Schmitt, Alliso JR Georgia 4:32.71 4:34.20 A 20
r:+0.78 24.93 51.94 (27.01)
1:19.35 (27.41) 1:46.87 (27.52)
2:14.74 (27.87) 2:42.50 (27.76)
3:10.12 (27.62) 3:37.97 (27.85)
4:06.31 (28.34) 4:34.20 (27.89)
2 Budner, Meredit SR Towson 4:35.58 4:34.56 A 17
r:+0.81 25.23 51.88 (26.65)
1:19.28 (27.40) 1:47.07 (27.79)
2:14.97 (27.90) 2:43.05 (28.08)
3:11.09 (28.04) 3:39.23 (28.14)
4:07.46 (28.23) 4:34.56 (27.10)
3 Anderson, Alyss JR Arizona 4:34.34 4:35.41 A 16
r:+0.78 25.55 53.03 (27.48)
1:20.73 (27.70) 1:48.60 (27.87)
2:16.74 (28.14) 2:44.88 (28.14)
3:12.94 (28.06) 3:40.87 (27.93)
4:08.65 (27.78) 4:35.41 (26.76)
4 Steenvoorden, A JR Minnesota 4:36.48 4:37.11 A 15
r:+0.82 26.33 54.36 (28.03)
1:22.55 (28.19) 1:50.66 (28.11)
2:18.73 (28.07) 2:46.69 (27.96)
3:14.48 (27.79) 3:42.41 (27.93)
4:10.00 (27.59) 4:37.11 (27.11)
5 Trott, Wendy JR Georgia 4:37.80 4:37.55 A 14
r:+0.85 26.30 54.79 (28.49)
1:23.10 (28.31) 1:51.33 (28.23)
2:19.39 (28.06) 2:47.22 (27.83)
3:15.03 (27.81) 3:42.89 (27.86)
4:10.68 (27.79) 4:37.55 (26.87)
6 Anderson, Haley SO Southern Califor 4:37.92 4:38.99 B 13
r:+0.93 25.78 53.65 (27.87)
1:21.80 (28.15) 1:49.93 (28.13)
2:17.99 (28.06) 2:46.35 (28.36)
3:14.86 (28.51) 3:43.39 (28.53)
4:11.76 (28.37) 4:38.99 (27.23)
7 Vreeland, Shann FR Georgia 4:36.95 4:39.14 B 12
r:+0.84 25.78 53.11 (27.33)
1:20.80 (27.69) 1:48.84 (28.04)
2:17.04 (28.20) 2:45.63 (28.59)
3:14.38 (28.75) 3:43.40 (29.02)
4:11.97 (28.57) 4:39.14 (27.17)
8 Beisel, Elizabe FR Florida 4:38.47 4:42.18 B 11
r:+0.70 26.00 54.61 (28.61)
1:23.08 (28.47) 1:51.50 (28.42)
2:19.78 (28.28) 2:48.00 (28.22)
3:16.42 (28.42) 3:44.97 (28.55)
4:13.77 (28.80) 4:42.18 (28.41)

=== B - Final ===

9 Adams, Cammile FR Texas A&M 4:39.84 4:37.81 A 9
r:+0.86 26.31 54.23 (27.92)
1:22.09 (27.86) 1:49.68 (27.59)
2:17.12 (27.44) 2:45.35 (28.23)
3:13.80 (28.45) 3:42.18 (28.38)
4:10.53 (28.35) 4:37.81 (27.28)
10 Nauta, Chelsea SR Georgia 4:38.79 4:38.61 B 7
r:+0.72 26.19 54.28 (28.09)
1:22.53 (28.25) 1:51.00 (28.47)
2:19.39 (28.39) 2:47.74 (28.35)
3:15.92 (28.18) 3:43.80 (27.88)
4:11.49 (27.69) 4:38.61 (27.12)
11 Strumbel, Britt JR Indiana 4:39.94 4:38.88 B 6
r:+0.74 26.56 54.76 (28.20)
1:22.86 (28.10) 1:50.82 (27.96)
2:18.82 (28.00) 2:46.80 (27.98)
3:15.07 (28.27) 3:43.23 (28.16)
4:11.37 (28.14) 4:38.88 (27.51)
12 Bachrouche, Kat SR Virginia 4:38.56 4:39.11 B 5
r:+0.80 26.26 54.34 (28.08)
1:22.71 (28.37) 1:51.14 (28.43)
2:19.24 (28.10) 2:47.38 (28.14)
3:15.72 (28.34) 3:43.89 (28.17)
4:11.80 (27.91) 4:39.11 (27.31)
13 Henry, Sarah FR Texas A&M 4:39.69 4:40.25 B 4
r:+0.79 26.42 54.67 (28.25)
1:23.12 (28.45) 1:51.46 (28.34)
2:19.93 (28.47) 2:47.98 (28.05)
3:16.32 (28.34) 3:44.74 (28.42)
4:12.78 (28.04) 4:40.25 (27.47)
14 Cheverton, Sama SR Ohio St 4:39.93 4:40.48 B 3
r:+0.78 25.97 54.52 (28.55)
1:23.31 (28.79) 1:52.09 (28.78)
2:20.44 (28.35) 2:48.39 (27.95)
3:16.47 (28.08) 3:44.74 (28.27)
4:12.89 (28.15) 4:40.48 (27.59)
15 Peacock, Stepha FR N. Carolina 4:39.42 4:41.09 B 2
r:+0.87 26.03 54.15 (28.12)
1:22.34 (28.19) 1:50.62 (28.28)
2:18.96 (28.34) 2:47.25 (28.29)
3:15.67 (28.42) 3:44.19 (28.52)
4:12.77 (28.58) 4:41.09 (28.32)
16 Naurath, Rachel FR Virginia 4:38.48 4:42.17 B 1
r:+0.76 26.26 54.23 (27.97)
1:22.61 (28.38) 1:51.10 (28.49)
2:19.68 (28.58) 2:48.11 (28.43)
3:16.51 (28.40) 3:45.19 (28.68)
4:13.94 (28.75) 4:42.17 (28.23)


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