26 February 2009

Emily Munday Sets Records with Boston University Terriers

Here's the local newspaper write-up on daughter Emily's performance at her conference championship swim meet. Photos are by EcoRover.

Butte's Munday breaks record at conference meet

By The Montana Standard Staff - 02/26/2009

Butte native Emily Munday, a junior at Boston University, competed recently for the Terriers in the America East Conference Swimming and Diving Championships.

Seven NCAA Division I teams swam at the four-day event hosted by Boston University. The BU women took the title for the first time in 14 years, besting two-time defending champion University of Maryland-Baltimore County.

[Team and coaches in the pool celebrating their championship:]

Munday broke her own school record in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 54.73 seconds in the preliminary round, and went on to take top honors in the finals with a 54.88.

[Emily in lane 5, off to a lead in the first 50 yards of the race:]

[Preliminary times with a new team record of 54.73; closing in on the 54.54 conference record (next year!):]

Munday also proved a big asset to the Terrier's relay teams.

The Terrier women clinched their conference victory by smashing the school and conference record in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:24.30. The winning combination was sophomore Kirsten Tullis, Munday, sophomore Maria McIntyre and senior Eve Kinsella. Munday swam her leg of the race in 50.96.

[Kirsten, Emily (second from left, with cap), Maria and Eve after the big relay:]

The BU women's 200 freestyle relay team took first place and set a school record of 1:33.94. Munday led off with a 24.17, followed by Tullis, McIntyre, and Kinsella.

Munday helped her 200-yard medley relay team to a second place and another new school record of 1:42.24. Relay members included McIntyre, freshman Kristen Connors and Tullis, with Munday swimming the butterfly leg of the race.

Boston took third place finish in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:49.41 by McIntyre, Connors, Munday and Kinsella. Munday swam the butterfly leg.

Munday also put points on the board in individual events with a fifth place finish of 23.89 in the 50-free and a fifth place time of 58.13 in the 100 backstroke.

[Emily with Evan Morris (BU '09), supper at the Union Oyster House:]

Munday is a marine biology major and has one remaining year of eligibility. She was a Butte Tarpon and Butte High School swimming standout.


troutbirder said...

Congratulation Dad! It must be the genes (probably her mom's)

EcoRover said...

Thanks, Troutbirder -- after about the age of 5, no parent should take too much credit for what their kids do, genes or no!

Anonymous said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome!! Tell Emily congratulations! No doubt a lot of hard work & grit to be such a tough competitor. I suppose growing up in Butte America doesn't hurt either ;)