The first two days of the NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving Championships were nothing short of a grand success for the Mavericks.

Wednesday, Colorado Mesa opened the week with three swimmers and divers earning All-American Honors. Sage D’Ambrosia and Noah Macomber earned their honors competing in the first day of diving. D’Ambrosia placed sixth on the three-meter board with a score of 441.20 and Macomber followed suit right behind his teammate with a score of 440.7.

In the lap pool, Sam Bryant finished with a time of 9:10.95 in the 1,000 free. The RMAC Champion finished eighth overall.

The men’s medley relay team competed in the 200-medley relay on Wednesday and came in 14th overall in 1:29.38. The relay consisted of Josh Bedford, Eric Berg, Chris Randomski, and Sky Hirsch.

The same relay placed 13th overall in the 400-medley relay (3:17.73).

The men’s free relay team, Bedford, Berg, Randomski, and Bean placed 18th on Thursday with a time of 1:22.29.   

The remaining men competed in the 50 free where Randomski finished in 17th after coming up short in an intense swim off, and Sky Hirsch finished in 25th in the same event.

Randomski also competed in the 100 fly where he placed 21st overall with a time of 48.75.

The women did just as well in the opening two days in Birmingham.  Mary Saiz placed 28th in the 50 free on Wednesday with a time of 23.71.

The women’s 200 free relay of Sam White, Mary Saiz, Madelaine McClain, and Marissa Bradley placed 24th on Thursday with a time of 1:35.54.

Sophomore Diver Cassi Blakeman earned  All-American honors of her own on Thursday when she placed eighth on the one-meter board with a score of 389.40.

The three other divers competed as well for the Mavericks; Kelsey Vreeman placed 15th, Brittany Dixon placed in 18th, and Abby Smith finished in 21st overall.

The meet will conclude on Saturday, March 11.


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