Henahan Finishes 16th At NCAA Swim Championships

March 21, 2003

AUBURN, Ala. - Washington State University's Lindsay Henahan opened day two of the NCAA Swim Championships with a 16th place finish in the 100 butterfly in a time of 54.02, becoming WSU's first All-American since Erin Eldridge in 1999.

Henahan, a senior from Rochester, N.Y., had to overcome a flight delay in Denver due to a snowstorm. The delay, which began after boarding her 11:45 a.m. flight Tuesday morning, kept Henahan from arriving at the championships in Auburn until 12:30 a.m. Friday. Her best event, the 100 butterfly began at 11 a.m. Friday. Henahan was supposed to race in the 50 freestyle Thursday, but missed the event.

Henahan had to train for her event at a Holiday Inn in Denver about 17 miles from the airport. Due to lost luggage, Henahan had to purchase a swimsuit and goggles from the hotel gift shop. After arriving in Auburn Henahan received her luggage and was able to race in her racing suit.

The NCAA Championships will wrap up Saturday, with Henahan swimming in the 100 freestlye. Henahan is the lone Cougar to compete in the meet.

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