Indianapolis, Ind. - March 22, 2018 - Springfield College's Delaney Dyjak (Ludlow, Mass.) set a new program record in the 100 butterfly at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday evening at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI.
Racing in the consolation finals, Dyjak swam the fastest 100 butterfly time by any woman ever to race at Springfield College as she clocked in at 55.56. Dyjak's time, which bested the previous record of 55.76 that was set by Kellie Pennington in 2012, was good enough for 10th place and she was honored with Honorable Mention All-America recognition for her efforts.
Entering the competition seeded 13th with a qualifying time of 55.96, the graduate student clocked in a time of 55.88 in the prelims to finish 13th and earn a spot in the consolation finals. For Springfield, this marks the first women's swimmer to earn All-America honors in the butterfly event since Pennington took seventh in 2012.
In her first appearance on the national stage, Sierra Skaza (Belchertown, Mass.) competed on the one-meter board and finished 22nd out of the 29-competitor field. The junior scored a 373.10 and was one of seven divers from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) to compete in the national meet.