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IUP SWIMMING: Crimson Hawks pick up more awards

by The Indiana Gazette on March 14, 2014 10:30 AM

GENEVA, Ohio — Allyson Mitidieri added another All-America honor to her career haul while teammates Aniella Janosky and Steve Long each picked up their first on Thursday, Day 2 of the NCAA Division II Swimming Championships at the Spire Institute.

Mitidieri earned the seventh All-America selection of her career by taking seventh place in the 400 individual medley in 4:22.59, though it was a disappointing finish for the senior, who was expected to challenge for the national title in the event. But Mitidieri couldn’t complain about her times. In the preliminaries, she swam a 4:21.72 to break her own school record.

Meanwhile, Janosky picked up her first All-America honor with a 12th-place finish in the 100 butterfly (56.09 seconds).

On the men’s side, Long took 12th place in the 100 butterfly (48.89) to earn his first All-America honor in his second trip to nationals. The senior won the conference title in the 100 and 200 butterfly at last month’s PSAC Championships.

The top eight finishers in each event earn All-America honors, while finishers No. 9-16 earn honorable mention All-America status.

Also competing for IUP on Day 2 of the NCAA Championships was the women’s 200 freestyle relay team of Mitidieri, Aniella Janosky, Christina Janosky and Taylor Snyder, which placed 16th.

In today’s action, Mitidieri will compete in the 100 breaststroke, Christina Janosky will swim in the 500 freestyle, while Aniella Janosky and Long will swim in the 200 butterfly.

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