March 21, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -
Junior Kaylin Burchell led the way for the Crimson Tide on day two of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, taking seventh place in the 100 breaststroke and earning All-American honors along the way.
Burchell, in her third appearance at the NCAA Championships, made her first individual swim of the week count, taking seventh place in a time of 59.84. After Burchell's swim, Alabama was in 28th place in the team rankings with 13 points.
In other Crimson Tide action, senior Paige McCleary was 24th off the 3-meter board after scoring 303.80 points in prelims. Freshman Bridget Blood finished 28th in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:00.70. Junior Kristel Vourna finished 30th in the 100 butterfly with a time of 53.06.
Alabama's 200 medley relay of senior Stephanie Kinsey, Burchell, Vourna and sophomore Justine Panian, finished 19th with a time of 1:38.08, less than two-tenths of a second out of finals.
Alabama closes out the NCAA Championships on Saturday with both Burchell and Blood swimming the 200 breaststroke. Follow Alabama swimming and diving on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook at AlabamaSwimDive.