Story courtesy of Toledo Media Relations
IRVINE, CA - It was a surreal experience for Toledo swimmer Jacy Dyer
as she finished her race at the 2010 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming
National Championships. Dyer took 11th place in the 800 Free Prelims
Friday night in Irvine, California, racing against the top amateur and
professional swimmers in the country. Dyer's finish marked the highest
finish in school history at the national long course event.
Her time of 8:44.36 also sets a new school long course record,
breaking her own by almost two seconds.
"I was extremely happy with my swim," said Dyer, "and finishing Top 12
at the national level is a great achievement. It sets me up for a
great senior year and performance at the NCAAs."
Dyer was one of Toledo's most successful swimmers during the 2009-10
season, racking up first-team All-MAC and Academic All-MAC honors,
while winning and setting school records in four events at the MAC
Championships. Her four wins in the 200 free, 500 free, 1650 free and
800 free relay also set NCAA "B" times in each event. During the
season, Dyer totaled 13 victories, with 24 total top-five finishes.
She holds numerous records at the school, pool, and MAC levels.
Several other UT swimmers joined Dyer in the national competition
which concluded Saturday, including Laura Lindsay, McKenzie Bagan,
Carly Harter and Amanda Thompson.