Shenandoah, Texas – Geneseo swimmers earned all-America
honors in two events during Thursday’s competition on the second day of the
NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.
Sophomore Abby Max (New Hartford/New Hartford) placed 16th in the 200-yard freestyle, posting a time of 1:53.37. Max, who placed 16th in the preliminaries, was making her second straight appearance at nationals in the event after placing 20th a year ago.
Max also anchored Geneseo’s 400-yard medley relay team, which earned all-America honors by placing ninth in a school-record time of 3:50.58. The team of sophomore Haleigh Wixson (Montour Falls/Watkins Glen), junior Kaitlin Wilcoxen (Manlius/Fayetteville-Manlius), junior Lily Powell (Selkirk/Bethlehem) and Max had finished 13th in the preliminaries.
The two all-America honors for Max raise her career total to seven. Wixson is now a five-time all-American.
The Knights have moved up to 15th in the team standings.
Geneseo also competed in the 200-yard freestyle relay during
Thursday morning’s preliminary session. The quartet of Wixson, Wilcoxen, senior
Elyssa Max (New Hartford/New Hartford) and Abby Max placed 17th in 1:37.12 –
missing a spot in the finals by .71 seconds, Geneseo had been seeded 28th in
Eight Knights are competing in a total of 13 events at the NCAA Championships, which continue Friday before concluding Saturday.