OXFORD, Ohio – The Stanford synchronized swimming team placed third at the 2014 U.S. Collegiate Nationals, Saturday, earning 72 points at the Corwin M. Nixon Aquatic Center on the campus of Miami (OH) University in Oxford, Ohio.
Lindenwood University captured its first national title with 96 points, sweeping the team, solo, duet and trio events. Ohio State finished second with 91 points.
Stanford tied Ohio State for second in the team swim, coming just one-tenth of a point behind Lindenwood with 88.500. Swimming for the Cardinal was senior Leigh Haldeman, junior Megan Hansley, sophomore Carolyn Morrice, freshman Isabella Park, sophomore Mina Shah, freshman Marisa Tashima and sophomore Evelyna Wang.
Stanford placed third and fourth in the duet. Park and Tashima scored an 85.950, while Hansley and Wang totaled an 85.800. Lindenwood’s Killman and Reem Abdalazem won the title with an 89.350.
In the trio, Haldeman, Hansley and Wang came in fourth with an 85.700, while Park, Shah and Tashima were seventh with an 82.900. Lindenwood’s Killman, Anouk Eman and Dennise Ramirez captured first with an 88.600.
Morrice (77.850) took seventh in the solo event, which was won by Lindenwood’s Killman (90.450).
Ohio State’s Yuliya Maryanko won the High Point award. Earning All-America honors for Stanford were Haldeman, Hansley, Park, Tashima and Wang.