Shenandoah, Texas – Geneseo swimmers have earned all-America honors in two events during Wednesday night’s finals on the first day of the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.
Sophomore Abby Max (New Hartford/New Hartford) placed 14th in the consolation final of the 500-yard freestyle, posting a time of 4:59.39. The top 16 finishers in each individual and relay event earn all-America honors.
Max, who had finished 16th in the preliminaries (4:59.91), was making her second straight appearance at nationals in the event after finishing 33rd last season.
Max also swam on Geneseo’s 200-yard freestyle relay, which earned all-America honors with a 15th-place finish in the consolation final. The quartet of sophomore Molly Carney (Chenango Forks/Chenango Forks), senior Eileen Goralski (Queensbury/Queensbury), Max and sophomore Haleigh Wixson (Montour Falls/Watkins Glen) posted a time of 1:46.85. The foursome, who was seeded 16th, placed 14th in the morning session, finishing in 1:46.93. Max and Wixson swam on the Knights’ 200 medley relay that finished 24th a year ago.
The two all-America honors for Max raise her career total to five. Wixson earned all-America honors with the 200- , 400- and 800-yard freestyle relays last season. Carney and Goralski earned all-America honors for the first time in their careers.
The Knights are 25th in the team standings after the first of four days of competition.
Eight Knights are competing in a total of 13 events at the NCAA Championships, which continue Thursday and Friday before concluding Saturday.