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Olivia Dilorati ’16 Finishes Third at National Swim Meet

Olivia Dilorati '16 became the third female swimmer in Colorado College history to earn All-America honors with a third-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly at the 2016 NCAA Division III National Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Dilorati posted the highest finish ever by a CC swimmer at the national meet on March 17 and broke her own school record in the event with a time of 54.83 seconds. Dilorati, a political science major, joins Sue Wolfe (1983) and Taylor Jaramillo (2004 and 2006) on the All-American list from the women's program.

After posting the fourth-best time in the preliminaries, Dilorati eclipsed her previous school record of 55.22, set at last month's Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Championships, by nearly half a second.

"What a thrilling race for Olivia," head coach Anne Goodman James said. "We thought she had a 54 in her and she certainly chose the right time to achieve that goal. It was a phenomenal race across the field, and Olivia swam a gutsy last 50 yards to move up into third place."

Dilorati opened the meet by placing 22nd in the preliminaries of the 50-yard freestyle race with a time of 23.65 seconds.

"She had a great swim in the 50 free," Goodman James said. "Her reaction time at the start was one of the fastest in the field and her time of 11.3 seconds at the 25-yard mark was a personal best."

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