Lenoir-Rhyne’s Swimmer Micah McRea earned All-American honors in the 400 IM and 100 breaststroke to conclude the NCAA Championships as a three-time All-American. McRea also earned All-American status in the 200 IM on Thursday. Lisa Boernigen closed out the NCAA Championships in the 100 free on the last two days of the NCAA Championship this weekend. Boernigen earned her own All-American honor in the 200 IM on Thursday morning.
McRea finished 14th in the 400 IM. McRea had his best splits in his final two laps of the race with times of 27.42 and 28.07 for a total of 3:54.02, which was over two seconds ahead of the 17th place finisher.The next morning, McRea qualified 15th in the 100 breast with a time of 54.94 but during the finals later that night McRea used a blazing first lap of 25.86 to improve to a 13th place finish with a time of 54.68.
McRea finished his championship finishing 31st in the 100 free on Saturday evening with a time of 45.36.
Boernigen, who earned All- American status in the 200 IM on Thursday morning, finished her championship off racing in the 100 Free as well on Saturday afternoon. Boernigen had lap times of 24.89 and 26.83 to finish 25th in the 100 free, half a second from the 16th place finisher.
The championship concludes the Bears season in which it was the first time the Bears had two swimmers in back to back years qualify for the NCAA Championship.