Bangor's Emma Waddell came up .02 seconds short in her bid to win back-to-back 50-yard Freestyle Event national titles at the NCAA Division III National Championship in Indianapolis.

Waddell is a senior swimmer at Williams College in Massachusetts. She swam in high school for the Bangor Rams.

In Wednesday night's 50-yard Freestyle final, Fiona Muir (Emory College) touched a fraction of a second ahead of Waddell for the title. A year ago, Waddell barely beat Muir to the championship.


  • NCAA RECORD: 22.48,  Fiona Muir,  Emory (2018)
  • 1.Fiona Muir,  Emory, 22.72
  • 2.Emma Waddell,  Williams, 22.74
  • 3.Kristen Petersen,  Johns Hopkins, 22.96

Waddell was part of the Williams 200-yard Medley Relay Event team that finished in fourth place.

The Williams women's team is in third place overall after day one of competition.

Waddell will compete on Thursday in the 100-yard Butterfly Event and will also swim as part of the Williams team in the 200-yard Freestyle Relay as well as the 400-yard Medley Relay.

NOTE: Former MDI High School swimmer Lydia Dacorte finished 17th in the 500-yard Freestyle Event. She is a freshman swimmer for Wheaton College in Massascuetts.

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