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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 8, 2007
HOUSTON, Texas --- Colby College's Kelly Norsworthy opened the NCAA Division III Women's Swimming and Diving Championships by placing ninth in winning the consolation final in the 200-yard individual medley on Thursday night.
Norsworthy had the 11th best time in the preliminary races and that put her in the consolation final (places 9 to 16). She had a time of 2:07.93 in the consolation final. Norsworthy placed seventh at last year's NCAA meet in the 200 IM, but her times were close to this year with a school record 2:07.84 in a prelim and then a 2:07.86 in the championship final.
Norsworthy takes to the pool Friday in the 100 breaststroke, an event she is seeded third in this year. She placed second in the 100 and 200 breaststroke races at last year's NCAA meet.
The 400 medley relay team of Kelsey Potdevin, Norsworthy, Mary Warlaumont and Danielle Carlson placed 11th in 3:58.97. The four just missed the championship final after placing ninth in the preliminary race in 3:57.69.
The Mules placed 17th in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:39.40 for the team of Danielle Carlson, Courtney Chilcote, Kelsey Potdevin and Norsworthy. The squad just missed making the consolation final.
Colby is in 16th place after the first day of competition with 21 points.