Story courtesy IUP Athletics
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — IUP women’s swimming had a banner day between the duo of Paige Mikesell and Rachel Johnson on Wednesday March 8 in Indianapolis.
Both standouts competed in the 200 IM on Wednesday morning. Mikesell was second overall in the prelims with a school record time of 2:00.82, while Johnson was 19th in the prelims with her time of 2:03.91.
Mikesell’s prelim time was nearly two seconds faster than her seeded time, later finishing the final with an impressive sixth-place finish in 2:01.01. Her finals finish landed her All-America honors in the event.
Paige Mikesell finished fourth in the 100 fly prelims with a school record of 53.45, later earning All-America recognition in the event with a fifth-place 54.03. Mikesell also posted eighth in the 200 free prelims (1:48.87), finishing with another All-America honor in the finals with a 1:49.32, good for sixth.