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L-R’s McRea, Boernigen Earn All-American Honors
Michael McRea (L) and Lisa Boernigen are the first two to be selected as repeat representatives of Lenoir-Rhyne swimming at nationals.
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L-R’s McRea, Boernigen Earn All-American Honors

Lenoir-Rhyne swimmers Micah McRea and Lisa Boernigen have earned All-American honors in the 200 IM thanks to strong showings in the first two days of the NCAA Championships.

In the women’s 200 IM prelims, Boernigen finished the event with a time of 2:04.71 and finished 16th with the top 16 advancing to the finals. Boernigen’s first lap was a blazing 26.90 seconds and her second-fastest lap was her final which she completed in 29.61 seconds. Boernigen advanced by .05 of a second which separated her from the 17th place finisher. The following day in the finals, Boernigen placed 16th to earn her All-American status.

McRea picked a perfect time to break the 200 IM team record. The sophomore blazed through the event with a time of 1:48.09 to grab a 12th place finish and comfortably advanced to finals. McRea’s first lap was a blistering 23.86 seconds and the rest of his splits were 27.76, 30.25 and 26.22. The following day, McRea finished 12th to earn All-American honors.