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Feb. 18, 2012

PITTSBURGH—Freshman Cam Dixon claimed another rookie record this morning, as the University of Pittsburgh women’s swim team is set for the final night of competition at the BIG EAST Swimming & Diving Championships at Trees Pool.

Dixon finished seventh in the 200 breast prelims, touching the wall at 2:15.66. That time shattered sophomore Veronica Lee’s 2:17.42 from last January. Dixon has a chance to capture the school record of 2:15.29 (Laura Barnes) tonight.

Boasting the No. 2 seed in the 200 back finals, junior Joanna Budzis went under two minutes for the first time this season (1:58.05). She is making her third consecutive appearance in the 200 back finals at the Big East Championship. Additionally, freshman Kelsey Williams rounded out the top 16 in the 200 back and will swim in the B final.

Sophomore Renee Deschenes placed among the top 20 in the 200 back, while freshmen Tatyanna Sarjeant and Brooke Waugaman placed in the top 25.

Freshman Dani des Tombe and Lee will swim in the consolation finals for the 100 free and 200 breast, respectively. Similarly, freshman Emily Bolek placed 15th in the 200 fly and will compete in the consolation heat. Senior Tamara Lelli placed 19th overall in the 200 fly with a season best of 2:05.12.

Others competing in the prelims this morning were freshmen Lauren Mills (100 free), Jessica Nederlanden (100 free) and Sarah Zetlmeisl (200 breast), sophomore Nina Lisella (100 free and 200 fly) and junior Yolandi Van Der Merwe (200 breast).

Big East Championship action resumes at 6 p.m. with the finals of the 1,650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly and 400 free relay.

Freshman Cam Dixon Sets Another Rookie Record

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