Lyons wrap season with seventh-place finish at U.S. Collegiate Championship

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Wheaton College synchronized swimming team completed its 2012 season with a seventh-place finish at the 2012 U.S. Collegiate Championship Saturday afternoon. The Lyons finished with 46.0 points.

The Lyons best performance of the afternoon was turned in by freshman Kayla Moses (East Greenbush, N.Y./CDUMCA Sculpins), who placed seventh in the solo event with a score of 77.4000. In the duet competition, senior Christiana Butera (San Diego, Calif./San Diego Sweetwater Dolphins) and junior Kirsten Wendth (Waterford, N.Y./CDYMCA Sculpins) finished eighth with a score of 78.1000. Wheaton's trio of Butera, Moses and Wendth received a score of 78.0833, which placed them 11th.

In the team competition, the three aforementioned student-athletes teamed with juniors Christine Dyster (Tempe, Ariz./Arizona Desert Gems) and Rebecca Gordon (North Haven, Conn./New Canaan YMCA Synchro), sophomores Nicole Chicoine (Santa Rosa, Calif./Red Wood Empire Synchro) and Holly Wagman (York, Pa./Pennsbury Falconettes), and freshman Riley Callahan-Mayo (San Diego, Calif./San Diego Sweetwater Dolphins) to place eighth with a mark of 79.7500.

Ohio State won the competition with 93.0 points, followed by University of Incarnate Word in second-place with 88.0 points and Lindenwood University in third-place with 68.5 points. Stanford (66.0 points) and Canisius (61.0) rounded out the top five.