Dixon Earns All-American Status at Opening Day of Nationals

Sterling Dixon finished seventh in the 200 IM to earn All-American
Sterling Dixon finished seventh in the 200 IM to earn All-American

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sterling Dixon earned All-American honors in the 200 IM as the Bowdoin swim team opened with a strong first day at the NCAA Championships

Meet Highlights

  • The Polar Bears broke two school records on the opening morning of the 2019 NCAA Championships. 
  • In the 200 IM Sterling Dixon touched in 2:01.60, to lower her own school record by a full second. She owned the fastest time of 2:02.65, swum at NESCACs this year. The senior came back in finals to earn All-American honors, touching seventh with a time of 2:03.78.
  • Marshall Lowery also posted a lifetime best of 2:06.96 in the 200 IM to earn 28th place overall.
  • Sophomore Mary Laurita swam a school record 23.71 in the 50 freestyle to take 28th place overall. That lowered the school record of 23.84 held by both Bridgett Killian and Sophia Walker. 
  • The women's 200 medley relay team of Lowery, Dixon, Laurita, and Amanda Banasiak posted a season best time of 1:45.75 to finish 19th. 
  • Karl Sarier raced to a time of 1:53.35 to finish 36th in the 200 IM. Freshman Ted Mebust made his NCAA debut with a 44th place 21.10 in the 50 freestyle. 
  • The men's 200 medley relay of Mebust, Sarier, Julian Abaldo, and Andrew Macdonald finished 22nd with a 1:33.24.

Up Next

  • The men and women return to the pool for day two action on Thursday morning. Mitchell Ryan also takes to the 3-meter for his first day of competition.