Eight Knights Headed To NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships


GENESEO, N.Y. – Eight members of the Geneseo women’s swimming & diving team will be competing at the NCAA Championships, to be held March 20-23 at Conroe Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas.

The Knights qualified entrants in four events: the 500-yard freestyle and three relays (800-yard freestyle relay, the 200-yard medley relay, and the 400-yard medley relay)

Sophomore Abby Max (New Hartford/New Hartford) is seeded 11th in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:48.11.

The 200 medley relay team of sophomore Molly Carney (Chenango Forks/Chenango Forks), senior Eileen Goralski (Queensbury/Queensbury), Abby Max and sophomore Haleigh Wixson (Montour Falls/Watkins Glen) is seeded ninth with a time of 1:45.89.

The 800 freestyle relay of Abby Max, senior Elyssa Max (New Hartford/New Hartford), junior Corrine Vairo (Poquott/Ward Melville) and Wixson is seeded 14th with a time of 7:37.97.

The 400 medley relay team of Abby Max, junior Lily Powell (Selkirk/Bethlehem), senior Kaitlin Wilcoxen (Manlius/Fayetteville-Manlius) and Wixson is seeded 16th with a time of 3:51.14.

Of the 52 schools sending competitors to the NCAA Championships, only 10 will have a bigger contingent than Geneseo’s.

The Knights placed 31st at last year’s NCAA Championships; Abby Max, Elyssa Max, Powell and Wixson competed in four relay events. They placed 24th in the 200-yard medley relay and earned all-America honors in the 800-yard freestyle (11th), 200-yard freestyle (15th) and 400-yard freestyle (15th) relays. Abby Max will be competing in the 500-yard freestyle for the second year in a row.