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March 18, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS—Pitt women’s swimming & diving concluded its participation in the 2017 NCAA Championships on Saturday afternoon as three Panthers’ swimmers competed at the IU Natatorium.

After earning Honorable Mention All-American honors in the 100-yard breaststroke on Friday, Pitt junior Lina Rathsack had another quality performance at nationals on Saturday, finishing 30th with a time of 2:11.45 in the 200 breast.

Senior Kinga Cichowska also competed in the 200-yard breaststroke and touched the wall in 2:11.83 to place 39th at the NCAA Championships in the event.

Later in the afternoon, junior distance swimmer Amanda Richey closed strong in the last laps of the 1,650-yard freestyle mile to earn a 23rd-place finish in the event with an impressive mark of 16:15.34.

In total, the Panthers finished the NCAA Championships with five top-30 finishes. Rathsack placed highly in both the 100 and 200 breast events, Richey had strong finishes in the 500 and 1,650 free and diver Meme Sharp took 23rd in the 1-meter springboard competition.

Thanks to Rathsack’s team-best 13th-place swim in the 100 breast, Pitt finished the meet with 4.0 team points to tie for 41st overall at the 2017 NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships.

Pitt will also be represented at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis next week for the NCAA Men’s Championships in the pool as senior diver Dominic Giordano competes in three separate events.

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Pitt Wraps Up Successful NCAA Women’s Championships

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