Augusta Lewis Earns All-America Honors in 200 IM
Greensboro, N.C. - Augusta Lewis earned All-America honors for the fourth time in her four individual races over the last two seasons by coming in fifth place in the 200-yard individual medley on Wednesday on the first day of the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships at the Greensboro Aquatics Center.
Lewis finished with a 2:01.05 to come in fifth place, adding it to her second-place, third-place and fourth-place finishes from the 2022 NCAA Championships a year ago. She came in seventh in prelims with a 2:02.90, but knocked almost two full seconds off that time to come in fifth in the final.
The CMS 200-yard medley relay team also made it to the evening session and earned honorable mention All-America honors by coming in 12th place overall with a 1:44.09. Jameson Mitchum swam a 26.37 in the backstroke, Mackenzie Mayfield had a 29.19 in the breaststroke, Sun Young Byun had a 25.03 in the butterfly and Annika Sharma swam a 23.50 freestyle leg to close it out.
Lewis will be back in action tomorrow in her strongest event, the 400-yard IM, in which she finished second last year and is seeded third this year. She will close out her individual career on Friday with the 200-yard butterfly, an event she will be swimming at nationals for the first time. She came in fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke last year, but was seeded higher in the butterfly this year after breaking the SCIAC record at the CMS Invitational, a non-scoring event.
The 200-yard freestyle relay will start the day, and then after Lewis swims the 400 IM, Byun will be in the 100 fly after qualifying with the 13th seed (along with Mayfield and Annie Johnson), Ella Blake will swim the 200 free, and the 400-yard medley relay will be in the field as the 13th seed.