Towson's Burke Again Wins Weekly CAA Women's Swimming Honors - Dec. 10
RICHMOND, Va. (December 10, 2013) – For the fourth time this fall, Towson standout senior swimmer Kaitlin Burke was honored as the CAA Women’s Swimmer of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
Burke impressed at the 2013 AT&T Winter Nationals this past weekend held on the campus of the University of Tennessee, earning a fifth-place finish in the difficult, 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:07.19. The Baltimore product, who captured title honors as a junior in 2012 at the CAA Championships in the 200-, 500 and 1,650-yard freestyle events, also placed 12th in the 500-yard free (4:45.12) and 36th in the 200-yard free in 1:51.21 over the weekend.
Burke’s time in the 1,650-yard freestyle currently ranks 10th in Division I this season, while it was the top finish of any Towson swimmer at a national meet in program history.
The Tigers also were led by sophomore Jenna Van Camp’s school record performance in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:15.13) and by seniors Shelby Witham and Cassie Sorna, who finished 13th (16:20.44) and 19th (16:34.51), respectively, in the same 1,650-yard freestyle event.
Delaware’s Annie Nunes and Morgan Whyte also represented the CAA at the Winter Nationals. Each swimmer set new season-bests, with Nunes clocking a 1:04.03 in the 100-yard breaststroke – good for 39th – and Whyte registering a 38th-place finish in the 50-yard free with a time of 23.49.
To participate in the Winter National Championships, each individual swimmer had to achieve the qualifying standard time for each event between Nov. 1 and Dec. 1.