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PRATHER COMPETES IN NCAA SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Austin, TX-UMBC freshman Lindsey Prather became the first Retriever swimmer to compete qualify in the NCAA Championships in 12 years when she qualified for both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships this past weekend in Austin, TX. Prather placed 28th (of 41 competitors) in the 200 breaststroke, clocking in at 2:16.76. She was 38th in the 100 breaststroke, with a time of 1:04.26. Prather holds the UMBC record in both events, both recorded at the (University of Virginia) Cavalier Invitational in December. Her time of 2:16.32 in the 200 breast at the ECAC Championships in Pittsburgh, PA was an NCAA provisional mark and earned her a gold medal in that event. The native of Edgewood, MD (Joppatown HS) has been named Northeast Conference Swimmer of the Week on two occasions this year and was named Rookie of the Meet at the NEC Championships after capturing the 100 and 200 breast and the 200 individual medley. Her times in the 200 breast outdistance her NEC competition by over ten seconds while in the 100 breast, the separation is over five seconds.