March 20, 2010

Forrester Takes Ninth at NCAAs in 100-yard Butterfly

Sets Yale Record

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Freshman Alex Forrester made a splash in her first event at the NCAA Championships on Friday.  Forrester won the B final Friday night in the 100-yard butterfly.

In the morning preliminaries, Forrester qualified with the 12th fastest time of 52.69.  Senior Susan Kim also swam in the morning, but failed to qualify for the finals in the 100-yard breaststroke.  She swam nearly two seconds slower than her time just a few weeks ago at the Ivy League Championships.

In the night finals, Forrester dropped .34 seconds off her morning time to win the B final with a time of 52.35.  She broke the Yale record and her own personal best time.  Had she been in the A final, she would have taken seventh overall based on her time.

Both Forrester and Kim will swim again Saturday.  Kim will participate in the 200-yard breaststroke, while Forrester swims the 200-yard butterfly.

Report filed by Charles Moore ’10, Yale Sports Publicity