Ahlin Breaks WSU Record in Final Day of NCAA Championships

March 21, 2009

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Junior Michaela Ahlin broke her own WSU 200 butterfly record Saturday as she swam in the final day of the 2009 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

Ahlin placed 21st in the preliminary rounds of the event today with a time of 1:56.46 improving on her previous WSU record time of 1:56.66. Ahlin narrowly missed the cut time for the B Final (1:56.03) by just 43 hundredths of a second. The A Final cut time was 1:54.68. After the prelims today, Stanford's Elaine Breeden led all swimmers in the event with a time of 1:51.85.

Senior Elyse Peterson also competed today finishing 43rd in the 200 breaststroke prelim with a time of 2:13.81, less than a second off her WSU record time of 2:13.36. The B Final cut time for the event was 2:10.81 and the cut time for the A Final was 2:09.33. Fellow Pacific-10 Conference swimmer Rebecca Soni of USC led in the event after today's preliminaries.

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