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Veronica Medon bested her own UND record in the 100 backstroke for third place Friday.
Medon's effort in 100 back highlights day three
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Updated: Tuesday 03/02/2013 22:20:24 (ET)
by Mitch Wigness, UND Media Relations
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SAN ANTONIO, Tex.-University of North Dakota's Veronica Medon shattered her own school record in the 100 backstroke, part of an impressive showing in day three at the WAC Championships at the Aquatic Center at Palo Alto College Friday.

"We had a solid day of swims," UND head swimming coach Steve Parsons said. "A pretty good number of second swims tonight.  Morgan Lynch, Ali Church and Kelsey Richels got the evening started off with strong showings in the 200 Free. Camille Merwin and Alison Tonsager had great swims in the 100 breaststroke.  Alison posted a personal best by over a second! Kara Fisher had a nice swim in the 100 backstroke. Erin Grabanski is having a great meet and she swam a great 100 backstroke.  Erin held the varsity record for about three minutes after Veronica Medon finished off the individual events with a great swim in the 100 backstroke. Veronica put in a lot of work during the off season and it paid off with a NCAA “B” standard time in the 100 backstroke. Her time of 55.01 reset the varsity record! The evening finished with a strong showing in the 400 Medley Relay.  Our women and working hard and fighting for every swim."

Medon destroyed her own 100 backstroke effort, etching another UND record in the process touching in 55.01. That time was good for an NCAA B cut. Erin Grabanski won the "B" Final in that event with her 55.39 time to take ninth place while Kara Fisher added a 15th-place showing to give UND 27 team points combined in the 100 back.

In the 200 free, two UND swimmers scored points as freshman Ali Church took 11th by shaving more than two seconds off her seed time (1:52.07).  Kelsey Richels was just behind her at 1:52.59 for 13th place. The 400 medley relay wrapped-up a successful third day with a sixth-place showing, slicing alomst six seconds off their seed time, touching in 3:48.77.

The meet concludes Saturday.

1. San Jose State- 503
2. Northern Arizona- 444
3. Denver- 415.5
4. Idaho-  281
5. New Mexico State- 236.5
6. Northern Colorado- 204
7. North Dakota- 174
8. CSU Bakersfield- 123
9. Seattle U- 105

 

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