Norsworthy fourth in 100 breaststroke

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 14, 2008
OXFORD, Ohio --- Colby College senior Kelly Norsworthy is a four-time All-American in the 100-yard breaststroke after placing fourth in the event Friday night at the NCAA Division III Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Miami at Ohio.

Norsworthy had her best time of the season with a clocking of 1:04.82 to take fourth for the second straight year. She was third in the 100 breaststroke in her first year at the NCAA meet and runner-up as a sophomore. Norsworthy had placed fifth in a preliminary race with a time of 1:05.04 to reach the championship final.

Washington & Jefferson's Kaitlyn Orestein won the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.35. Tracy Menzel of Kenyon took second in 1:03.57 and Springfield's Moira Price was third with a 1:03.88.

Kelsey Potdevin, Norsworthy, Maddie Given, and Chelsea Heneghan took 12th place in the 200 medley relay in 1:48.20. Potdevin was 27th in the 100 backstroke (59.61) and Heneghan took 27th place in the 200 freestyle (1:56.72).

Colby heads into the final day of competition on Saturday in 14th place out of 50 teams with 49 points. The Mules are looking to have a top-20 finish for the fifth straight year at the NCAA meet.