Potdevin an All-American in 100 back

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 20, 2009
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Kelsey Potdevin

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. --- Colby College senior Kelsey Potdevin (Juneau, Alaska) broke her own school record in a preliminary race earlier in the day and then earned All-America honors by placing eighth in the championship final in the 100-yard backstroke at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships at University of Minnesota on Friday night.

Potdevin finished with a time of 56.92 in the preliminary race to qualify eighth for the final. She then had a time of 57.27 in the final during the evening session.

Potdevin has raced all four years of her Colby career at the NCAA meet. She holds school records in the 50, 100, and 200 backstroke events. Potdevin will swim the 200 backstroke in her final races at Colby on Saturday.

=== 100 Backstroke Championship Final ===                   

 

  1 Zaleski, Olivia        JR Denison             55.59      54.80 

       26.45    28.35                 

  2 Hollingsworth, Rose    SR Linfield            56.20      56.18 

       27.26    28.92                 

  3 Stridh, Karina         FR Washington Univ     56.60      56.37 

       27.67    28.70                 

  3 Pasternak, Tess        SR Emory University    56.04      56.37 

       27.70    28.67                 

  5 Barer, Carolyn         SR Kenyon              56.55      56.68 

       27.61    29.07                 

  6 Hoff, Chelsea          JR UW LA Crosse        56.50      56.70 

       27.39    29.31                 

  7 Root, Jena             JR St. Thomas (Mn)     55.89      57.01 

       27.83    29.18                 

  8 Potdevin, Kelsey       SR Colby               56.92      57.27