Lyons Just Short in 100 Back

Lyons Just Short in 100 Back

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Peyten Lyons came within a whisker of qualifying for the finals in the 100 back to highlight the Ursinus College women's swimming team's performance on the third day of the NCAA Championships.

Lyons turned in a time of 56.67 seconds in Friday's prelims, finishing just .07 seconds back of two swimmers who tied for the 16th and final slot in the evening finals session.  

The senior was the closest to making a finals appearance for the Bears, who remain with 63 team points and will await the results of Friday night's proceedings to see where they rank in the team standings. Ursinus came into the day in 11th place overall.

Senior Clara Baker finished in 29th in the prelims of the 200 fly (2:07.10), and freshman Sophie Lear was 30th in the 100 breast prelims (1:06.14).

The Bears did not compete in the 800 free relay.

Ursinus wraps up the national championship meet on Saturday, when several swimmers will be in action. Lear and sophomore Sophie May are set to compete in the 100 free, Lyons in the 200 back, and freshman Katie Schultz in the 1650 free. May, Baker, Lyons, and Lear will swim in the 400 free relay.