February 24, 2008

McCabe Posts Second NCAA Qualifying Time

Complete Results

LANCSTER, Pa. - Brittany McCabe picked up her second gold medal and NCAA qualifying of the time of the 2008 Centennial Championships on Sunday, clocking a 2:08.07 in the 200-yard backstroke. She beat Swarthmore's Allie Jordan to the wall by nearly two seconds with an NCAA B-Cut time, giving McCabe her 12th career Centennial gold medal.

Gettysburg wrapped up its second-straight Centennial Conference championship and 10th overall. The back-to-back championships mark the first time the Bullets claimed consecutive titles since reeling off seven in row between 1994 and 2000. Franklin & Marshall finished in fifth place amongst the eight competing teams.

Cydney Eldh took silver in the 200-yard breaststroke. F&M's freshman posted a 2:29.55, coming in behind Ursinus freshman, Jessica Saloky, who set the gold standard at 2:28.93.

McCabe and Eldh joined with Meghan Karanian and Angela Millham for a bronze medal in the meet's final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay. F&M's foursome posted a 3:41.42, while Gettysburg's entry took gold with a 3:37.25.

Laura Bassford finished in fourth place in the 200-yard butterfly. She posted a 2:14.02. Swarthmore's Anne Miller set a Conference record with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 2:05.57.

Team Scores
1. Gettysburg-913
2. Swarthmore-581.5
3. Washington-512.5
4. Dickinson-461.5
5. Franklin & Marshall-430.5
6. Ursinus-266
7. McDaniel-176
8. Bryn Mawr-174

Sunday Medal Count

Cydney Eldh
Silver: 200-yard breaststroke
Bronze: 400-yard free relay

Meghan Karanian
Bronze: 400-yard free relay

Brittany McCabe
Gold: 200-yard backstroke
Bronze: 400-yard free relay

Angela Millham
Bronze: 400-yard free relay

Cumulative Medal Count

Team Gold: 2
Team Silver: 2
Team Bronze: 2

Laura Bassford
Bronze: 400-yard individual medley

Cydney Eldh
Silver: 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard breaststroke
Bronze: 400-yard free relay

Meghan Karanian
Bronze: 400-yard free relay

Brittany McCabe
Gold: 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard backstroke
Bronze: 400-yard free relay

Angela Millham
Bronze: 400-yard free relay

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