Dillione Makes 100 Fly Cut, Swims for All-American Honors Tonight

Maggie Dillione becomes the program's first All-American since 2007. (photo by Lynne Browske)
Maggie Dillione becomes the program's first All-American since 2007. (photo by Lynne Browske)

SHENONDOAH, Texas – Case Western Reserve University junior captain Maggie Dillione (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North) has clinched her first career All-American performance by virtue of a 14th-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly prelims on Thursday morning at the NCAA Division III Championship Meet at Conroe Natatorium.

Dillione, seeded at No. 14 in the field, qualified for tonight's finals with a time of 56.26 seconds. With Honorable Mention All-American honors guaranteed for the ninth through 16th place finishers, Dillione will become the first CWRU female to earn the honor since Lauren Preyss in 2007.

Yesterday, Dillione swam a warm-up event and placed 44th in the 50 freestyle. Her signature event, the 200 fly, is set for tomorrow with the third-year Spartan as the No. 4 seed (2:02.30).

Tonight's finals begin at 6:00 p.m. (CDT).