Fabian Third at Open Water Nationals

Fabian Third at Open Water Nationals

CASTIAC, Calif. -- Two members of the Yale women's swimming and diving team participated in the 2014 US Open Water National Championships held at Lake Castiac, Calif., today.  Junior Eva Fabian finished in third place while incoming freshman Cailley Silbert finished in 15th place.

Fabian led for a large portion of the race, before losing her "YALE"-emblazoned swim cap with around an hour to go and fighting hard to hold on for a third-place finish. That finish position qualifies Fabian for the US Pan Pacific Team and allows her to retain her position on the US national team for another year.  The Pan Pacific Championships will be held this August in Melbourne, Australia.

Silbert, an incoming freshman from New Jersey, had a strong performance herself, finishing 15th in a field of 47 swimmers.

Report filed by Lyon Van Voorhis '15, Yale Sports Publicity