Updated 11 p.m. Saturday
Mary Washington sophomore Amber Kerico placed 12th overall and earned Honorable Mention All-America honors in the 200 breaststroke on the last day of competition at the 2012 NCAA Women's Swimming Championships.
Kerkco had the 15th-fastest time in Saturday morning's trials of the 200 breaststroke in 2:21.48, then beat that time by two tenths of a second (2:21.28) and moved up three places in Saturday evening's consolation final race.
She is the third CAC swimmer to earn Honorable Mention All-America recognition this week, joining Marymount senior Anna Macedonia and UMW freshman Alex Anderson in the men's competition in that exclusive category.
Kerico, competing in her third event at the NCAA Championships, posted her highest finish of the week. Her Saturday morning trials time was 2:21.48. She also competed in the 100 breaststroke and 100 butterfly, finishing 25th in both events.
UMW junior teammate Megan DeSmit also competed in the trials of the 200 breaststroke, finishing 22nd in 2:22.67. DeSmit finished 24th in the 100 breaststroke and 40th in the 200 freestyle.
Macedonia placed 27th overall in the 100 Freestyle for Marymount
at the NCAA Division III Women’s Swimming Championships on
Saturday. She posted a time of 52.33 in the morning
preliminary heat. Macedonia closes out her career with
another impressive showing at the NCAA Championships. She
earned Honorable Mention All-America honors for the second-straight
year in the 100 Backstroke and also placed 29th in the 50