Women's Swimming

 

  Christa Narus
Christa Narus

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stony Brook, N.Y.

High School:
Ward Melville HS

Height:
5-6

Event:
Fly/Free

Birthdate:
01/30/1987


10/22/08 - Athlete of the Week Interview

General: Holds the school record in the 100 fly (56.24) as well as the 200 fly (2:03.14) ... Moved herself into first-place all-time at UMass in the 200 free with a time of 1:51.77, that she earned at this season's Terrier Invitational, and is tied for second all-time in the 500 free (5:02.40) ... Was a member of the school-record holding 200 medley relay , 400 medley relay, 400 free relay, and the 800 free relay teams.

2008-09 (Senior): Was a member of the school-record setting 200 medley relay and 800 free relay teams while also placing third in the 100 fly (56.37) and the 200 fly (2:04.88) ... Finished first in the 200 IM (2:11.75) and third in the 100 free (54.67) and the 200 fly (2:06.23) at Fordham (1/31) ... Was the only individual winner against Colgate (1/25) placing first in the 200 IM (2:11.95) while also adding a second-place finish in the 500 free (5:15.53) ... Notched three first-place finishes: 200 free (1:55.63), 200 fly (2:08.72), and 100 fly (59.63) against Boston College (1/24) ... Finished first in the 100 fly (59.18), 200 free (1:57.37), and 200 fly (2:07.60) at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/16-17) ... Helped the 400 free relay team to a first-place finish while adding a top finish of her own in the 200 fly (2:08.20) and second-place finishes in the 100 fly (59.04) and 200 free (1:55.87) against Northeastern (12/6) ... Earned A-10 Performer of the Week honors after notching the team's only individual win with a first-place finish in the 200 fly (2:03.40) while also breaking two school records in one day with a second-place finish in the 200 (1:51.77) and third-place finish in the 100 fly (56.69) at BU's Terrier Invitational (11/21-23) ... Finished first in the 100 fly (59.15) and second in the 500 free (5:23.12) against Binghamton (11/8) ... Placed first in the 200 fly (2:08.32) and third in the 100 free (55.04) at Stony Brook (11/1) ... Was named A-10 Performer of the Week for her performance against Army (10/27) and UMass/ Dinn Bros. Athlete of the Week honors for her performance against BU (10/20)... Notched two first-place finishes and contributed to a first-place relay team in the team's first two meets of the season against Army (10/25) and BU (10/18).

2007-08 (Junior): Individually placed second in the 200 butterfly (2:03.14) and was also a member of the fourth-place 400 free relay (3:30.33), sixth-place 400 medley relay (3:55.39), and the seventh-place 800 free relay (7:40.42) teams at the A-10 Championships (2/20-23) ... Placed first in the 200 butterfly (2:10.34), third in the 200 free (1:58.43), and second in the 500 free (5:18.02) individually and helped both the 400 medley relay (4:04.29) and 200 medley relay (1:52.46) teams to second-places finishes at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/11-12) ... Finished second in the 200 butterfly (2:05.21) and also swam the first leg for the 800 free relay (7:49.98) and 400 free relay (3:34.43) teams who both finished in sixth place at the BU Terrier Invitational (11/16-18).

2006-07 (Sophomore): Second-Team All-Atlantic 10 member ... At the A-10 Championships (2/21-24) took third in the 100 fly (58.13), third in the 200 fly (2:06.31), swam the lead leg of the second-place 800 free relay, swam the third leg of the fourth-place 200 medley relay, swam the third leg of the seventh-place 400 free relay, and swam the third leg of the eighth-place 400 medley relay ... Posted her top 100 free time of 54.41 and her top 200 individual medley time of 2:12.65 at the Terrier Invitational (11/17) ... At Central Connecticut (11/4) swam her top 500 free (5:30.19) of the season.

2005-06 (Freshman): Named the team's Rookie of the Year ... Earned second-team all-conference honors as a member of the school record setting 800 free relay team ... Also earned second-team all-conference honors in the 100 fly and the 200 fly ... Her time in the 100 fly (57.83) was the fifth-fastest in school history ... Had seven first-place finishes during the regular season between the 100 and 200 fly events.

Before UMass: A 2005 graduate of Ward Melville High School where she was an All-American, a four-time All-New York, all-county, and all-league selection ... Holds the school record for the 100 butterfly (57.33 seconds) and the 200 freestyle (1:55.99) ... Finished seventh in the 2003 New York State Championships swimming 58.45 seconds in the 100 fly ... Swam a 54.99 second 100 free at the 2002 Northeast Zone Sectionals.

Personal: Christa Danielle Narus ... Born January 30, 1987 in Smithtown, N.Y. ... Daughter of Andrew and Lauraine Narus ... Has one sister, Jessica ... Majoring in Psychology.

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    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Oct 18
    vs Army 2:00 PM
    Saturday, Oct 25
    at Boston University 1:00 PM
    Friday, Oct 31
    at Binghamton 5:00 PM
    Saturday, Nov 1
    at Binghamton 10:00 AM
    Saturday, Nov 8
    vs Brown 1:00 PM
    Friday, Nov 21
    at Terrier Invitational 10:00 AM Prelims: 10 am
    Finals: 6 pm
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