SHEAONDOAH, Texas – Case Western Reserve University junior captain Maggie Dillione (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North) opened her week at the 2013 NCAA Division III Championship Meet on Wednesday morning at Conroe ISD Natatorium.
Dillione, whose specialty event is the 200-yard butterfly, competed in the 50 freestyle prelims as a warm-up for the next two days of competition. In the 50 free, Dillione swam to a time of 24.58 seconds to place 44th overall.
The third-year Spartan is back in the pool tomorrow morning for the 100 fly, where she enters as the No. 14 seed with a mark of 56.25.
Dillione then swims in the 200 fly on Friday as the No. 4 seed with a school-record time of 2:03.20. She achieved her entry time when she won the University Athletic Association Championship in the event back on February 16. Senior Hannah Saiz of 23-time National Champion Kenyon College is the top seed in the event with a time of 1:57.32.
Prelims and finals begin each day at 10:00 a.m. (CDT) and 6:00 p.m. (CDT), respectively.
Dillione is the first CWRU female to compete at the NCAA Championship since Lauren Preyss earned All-American honors in three separate events in 2007.