July 18, 2013
University of Minnesota sophomore swimmer Samantha Harding notched a time of 16:42.46 to win gold in the women's 1500m freestyle on the opening day of the Canadian Senior Nationals Wednesday. Harding is one of five current and former Golden Gophers competing at the event at the Pointe Claire Aquatic Centre in Montreal.
Junior Jessica Plant won bronze in the women's 200m freestyle with a time of 2:01.91, while fellow junior Devin Ste. Marie placed sixth in the women's 200m butterfly with a time of 2:16.11. Sophomore Kierra Smith also competed on opening day, posting a time of 28.69 in the women's 50m butterfly to tie for 15th overall.
Former Gopher Jillian Tyler is also scheduled to compete at the Canadian Senior Nationals, which run through Saturday.
15 Gophers Named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans
The CSCAA handed out individual honors. Both the men and women earlier earned team recognition.
Divers Ready for Olympic Trials
A handful of Golden Gophers will travel to Indianapolis for the national meet.
Gophers Earn Spring CSCAA Academic Honor
Both the men's and women's teams were recognized by the college coaches' association.