Women's 800 Free Relay; Sodemann Earn All-America Honors on NCAA Day Three

GREENSBORO, N.C. --  The women's 800 freestyle relay broke the school record and earned All-America honors while Chasse Sodemann earned All-America honors in the 100 breaststroke for the second time in his career to lead Coast Guard during the third day of the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships.

The women's 800 freestyle relay of Sarah Passilla, Kristen Durham-Young, Emily Benson and Josie McGuire placed seventh with the school record time of 7:29.60 to earn All-America honors. That relay had the eighth fastest time this season (7:31.09) and won the NEWMAC Championship.                                         

Sodemann placed eighth in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 55.08 in the finals to earn All-America honors.

He entered the championship with the 15th fastest time (55.41), but he swam at 54.92 in the morning preliminaries which was tied for sixth to earn a spot in the evening championship finals.

He earns All-America honors for the second time in his career in the event, as he placed sixth in 2017.

Eric Fuhs, who won the NEWMAC championship in the 100 breaststroke this season, had the 13th best time (55.38) entering the championship and had a time of 55.66 to place 17th today.
The Coast Guard men sit in 13th place after with one day left.

The Bears will close out the NCAA Championship on Saturday as Passilla and Joe Rodriguez compete in the 100 freestyle, Fuhs and Sodemann will swim in the 200 breaststroke and McGuire swims the 1,650 freestyle.