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Senior Megan Keidel set a new record on the platform with a score of 203.70.
Three more UND records fall on final day
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Updated: Wednesday 02/25/2012 23:01:52 (ET)
by Christy Kramer, UND Athletic Media Relations
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SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Three more North Dakota records fell today as the Fighting Sioux women's swimming and diving team wrapped up competition at the 2012 Western Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships.

"I'd say that we had a pretty good day today," head coach Steve Parsons said. "We had a lot of second swims and swam faster times in most of them. A few girls swam personal bests and broke three records."

Sophomore Morgan Lynch started things off with a record swim in the 1,650 free. The Elk River, Minn., native clocked in at 17:14.48 for eighth place, bettering Dea Oja's 13-year-old record of 17:18.98.

In the very next event, the 200 back, junior Veronica Medon bettered her own record of 1:59.64 set last year, with a time of 1:59.62 for fourth place. Freshman Erin Grabanski (Grand Forks, N.D.) finished 19th with a time of 2:08.68.

Sophomore Kelsey Richels (Wahpeton, N.D.) finished 10th in the 100 free with a time of 51.24. Junior Kara Fisher (Fergus Falls, Minn.) placed 23rd with a season-best time of 52.88.

Sophomore Camille Merwin (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) led the Sioux in the 200 breast with a time of 2:23.04 for 14th place, and senior Caitlin Conci (Craig, Colo.) placed 16th in the 200 fly with a season-best time of 2:09.30.

UND finished off the pool events with a sixth-place finish in the 400 free relay. The UND 'A' team of Richels, Fisher, Medon, and freshman Rachael Wessman (Fargo, N.D.) touched with a season-best time of 3:27.98.

On the boards, senior Megan Keidel (Bismarck, N.D.) closed her collegiate career with a UND record score of 203.70 to finish 13th on the platform.

San Jose State won its first ever Western Athletic Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Championship, finishing the meet with 728 points, followed by Northern Arizona with 622.  Hawaii was third with 524, while New Mexico State placed fourth with 429. Nevada finished fifth with 377, followed by Fresno State (364), Idaho (318) and North Dakota (206).

- Go Sioux -

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