1992 NCAA Swimming Championships

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In March of 1992, the Lords and Ladies captured their 13th and 9th consecutive national championships, in Buffalo, New York.

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Women

Swimming

The Ladies Division III National Championships were held in Buffalo, New York. The first day, the Ladies placed 1st in all six events. They achieved a National Record in the 200 Freestyle Relay. Carla Ainsworth, Tasha Willis, Samantha Carey, and Carolyn Peticolas (1:34.97) made up the winning relay.

The finalists are listed by event each day.

First Night

  • 500 Freestyle: Jessica Berkowitz, Carrie Nealon, Stephanie Martin, Nancy Johnson, Leah Ceperley, Gwynn Evens
  • 200 IM: Jennifer Carter, Kristie Stacy, Maggie Pasek, Candy Camacho
  • 50 Freestyle: Tasha Willis, Carla Ainsworth, Carolyn Peticolas

Second Night

  • 100 Fly: Kristie Stacy (1st)
  • 200 Freestyle: Carla Ainsworth (1st), Jessica Berkowitz (3rd), Tasha Willis (4th), Carrie Nealon (6th)
  • 100 Breast: Amy Martin, Candy Camacho
  • 100 Back: Jennifer Carter (2nd) and Carolyn Peticolas (7th)

Third night

  • 1650 Freestyle: Jessica Berkowitz (1st), Carrie Nealon (3rd), Nancy Johnson (4th), Leah Ceperley (6th)
  • 100 Freestyle: Carla Ainsworth (1st), Tasha Willis (2nd), Carolyn Peticolas (4th)
  • 200 Breast: Jennifer Carter (1st; National Record - 2:20.88), Candy Camacho (16th)
  • 200 Fly: Kristie Stacy (3rd), Maggie Pasek (4th)
  • 400 Freestyle Relay: Carla Ainsworth, Tasha Willis, Jennifer Carter, Carolyn Peticolas (1st; National Record)

Diving

Ann Kelley of Kenyon received 1st place in one meter diving and 3rd in three meter diving.

Overall

Seventeen out of the eighteen Ladies made All-American status in at least one event. In order to achieve All-American status, you must place in the top sixteen in an event. The Ladies also won fifteen out of the twenty events at the meet.

The Division III coaches named Carla Ainsworth "Swimmer of the Year," and named Ann Kelley "Diver of the Year".


Men

Swimming

The Lords went into this meet with something to prove. They wanted to show that they could win a National Championship without having any "superstar" swimmers on the team. The Lords were not carried by a few swimmers, but won by a total group effort.

The finalists are listed by event each day.

First Night

  • 500 Freestyle: David Hutchinson, Chad Stedman, Todd Giardinelli (championship heat)
  • 200 IM: John Landreth (1st), Jeff Basler (9th)
  • 50 Freestyle: Brian Dowdall (1st), Karl Slatoff

Second Night

  • 100 Fly: John Landreth (1st)
  • 200 Freestyle: Patrick Kearney (2nd)
  • 100 Breast: John Cave (1st) and Andy Weiss (6th)
  • 100 Back: Brian Dowdall (1st; National Record - 50.17 in the Medley Relay), John Rule, Karl Fuller

Third Night

  • 1650 Freestyle: Chad Stedman
  • 400 IM: Chad Stedman, David Hutchinson
  • 200 Back: John Rule, Karl Fuller
  • 100 Freestyle: Brian Dowdall (first), Patrick Kearney, Kris Osborn, Andy Eaton
  • 200 Breast: Matt Kinney (3rd), Andy Weiss (5th)
  • 200 Fly: John Landreth (2nd)

Diving

  • John Butcher placed 2nd in one meter and 3rd in three meter.
  • Zach Hudson placed 14th in one meter and 9th in three meter.

Overall

The Division III coaches named senior John Landreth (Captain) "Swimmer of the Year."


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