Courtesy: Kory Wallen,
Sophomore Morgan Lynch broke Dea Oja's 13-year-old 1,650 free record with a time of 17:14.48.
Recapping the women's swimming and diving season
Courtesy: Christy Kramer, UND Athletic Media Relations
Release: 03/21/2012
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The University of North Dakota women's swimming and diving team finished the season with a dual record of 7-8 and an eighth-place finish at the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Swimming and Diving Championships, its first ever conference meet as a member of the WAC.

Over the course of the season, 23 UND all-time top 10 times/scores were recorded, and a total of seven records fell.

Sophomore Morgan Lynch etched her name into the record books in three events, with all three top times coming at the WAC Championships. The Elk River, Minn., native clocked in at 4:57.11 in the 500 free to better Natalia Busso's time of 4:58.06 (2009). Lynch then broke Dea Oja's 13-year-old 1,650 free record time of 17:18.98 with a swim of 17:14.48. During that record swim, Lynch also broke Busso's 1,000 free record of 10:19.91 (2008), posting a time of 10:18.41.

Also at the WAC, junior Veronica Medon broke three more records, including two of her own set just this past year. The Huntsville, Ontario, native shaved two-hundreths of a second off of her time in the 200 back to swim a record 1:59.62. Then, in the 100 back, she bettered her time of 56.06, touching at 55.62. Medon's final record swim came in the 200 IM as she finished with a time of 2:03.86, bettering Janice Berry's time of 2:04.31 set in 2002.

On the boards, senior Megan Keidel (Bismarck, N.D.) wrapped up her career as a Fighting Sioux with a record dive of 203.70 on the platform, bettering her own record set earlier in the year.

- Go Sioux -

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