March 21, 1998
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - On the second of three days of competition at the NCAA Women's Swimming Championship, junior Marylyn Chiang, freshman Hanna Jaltner and sophomores Waen Minpraphal and Nicole Omphroy placed fifth in the 200 medley relay (1:40.91) and broke a school record set earlier this season.
On the individual level, Chiang finished third in the 100 backstroke with a time of 53.59, while sophomore Elli Overton placed sixth in the 400 IM (4:15.60). Sophomore Waen Minpraphal placed twelfth in the consolidation final of the 100 fly (54.54), and freshman Hanna Jaltner also placed twelfth in the consolidation final of the 100 breast (1:02.52), earning her top time time in that event for the season.
The Bears 800 free relay (Overton, Chiang, Omphroy, sophomore Anya Kolbisen, 7:14.15) finished sixth.
The Bears are currently in ninth place with 169 points, trailing first place Stanford (292 points), second place Georgia (259 points), third place Arizona (222 points), fourth place Southern Methodist (203 points), fifth place USC (200 points), sixth place Auburn (193.5 points), seventh place Michigan (179.5 points), and eighth place Texas (173).