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Isabel Ivey Swims to Bronze In 200 IM

Mar 17, 2022
Isabel Ivey finished third in the 200 IM at the NCAA Championships Thursday.

ATLANTA – Isabel Ivey broke her lifetime best in the 200-yard individual medley by half a second Thursday night on her way to a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships. The result gave the Cal senior her fifth individual top-5 finish at the national meet over the course of her career.
 
Ivey's time kept her as the fifth fastest in school history in the 200 IM and came one day after she set a PR in the 200-yard freestyle during her leadoff leg on the Bears' 800 free relay. She will swim the 200 free individual event on Friday and is scheduled for the 100 free on Saturday.
 
In addition to Ivey, freshman Leah Polonsky took 12th in the 200 IM with a time of 1:55.13, giving her a third All-American honor at the championships. She swam on Cal's seventh-place 200 medley relay and third-place 800 free relay Wednesday night.
 
The Bears wrapped up the evening when they placed 11th in the 200 free relay in a season-best time of 1:27.36. Eloise Riley led off, followed by Elise Garcia, Ivey and Emma Davidson.
 
Through two days, Virginia leads the championships with 210 points, with Texas second (128) and Stanford third (123). Cal stands in seventh place with 89 points.
 
The NCAA meet continues Friday with the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, 3-meter diving and the 400 medley relay. Prelims begin at 7 a.m. PT and will stream live through ramblinwreck.com, with finals starting at 3 p.m. and streamed via espn.com/watch
 
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