NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships: Day 3 Recap

NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships: Day 3 Recap

NCAA Championships Day 3 Prelimaries Results NCAA Championships Day 3 Finals Results

The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) completes day three action of the 2019 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Championships in Greensboro, N.C. at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. 

After three days of action, Pomona-Pitzer is 10th overall on the men's side with 101 points, while Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) is 24th with 18 points. California Lutheran (12 points) and Caltech (6 points) are sitting in 29th and 37th respectively. On the women's side, the Sagehens have amassed 120 points and are ranked seventh, while the Athenas are 25th overall with 22 points. Occidental is tied for 33rd with seven points.

PRELIMINARIES HIGHLIGHTS

In the women's 200-yard butterfly, Occidental's Cindy Dong advanced to the consolation finals of the event after clocking a time of 2:04.22 to finish 10th overall. Caltech's Brittany Percin was 20th overall with a time of 2:04.93, followed by Redlands' Wendy McAleer in 24th with a time of 2:05.98. 

Andreas Nybo of California Lutheran powered to an eighth place finish in the men's 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:48.49 and advanced to the championship finals of the event after winning a swim-off, while Pomona-Pitzer's Will Abele finished 18th overall with a time of 1:50.13 and earned a spot as an alternate. 

The women's 100-yard backstroke featured Sagehens Sarah Jin and Angela Ling who each carded times of 55.63 to finish tied for fifth securing their spots in the championship finals of the race. Jocelyn Crawford of CMS placed 20th overall with a time of 56.73. 

The women's 100-yard breaststroke saw Pomona-Pitzer's Alexandra Werner and Mackenzie Cummings logged respective time of 1:04.80 and 1:04.88 to place 21st and 23rd. 

The men's 100-yard breaststroke was keyed by Lukas Menkhoff of the Sagehens who cruised to a time of 54.28 to place second and earn a spot in the championship finals. Caltech's Tom Gallup added a consolation finals finish of 15th with a time of 55.40.

In the prelims of the women's 1-meter diving, Chapman's Kellyn Toole placed 27th with a score of 345.10, while Megan Thai of Whittier was 28th wiht a score of 345.00. 

FINALS HIGHLIGHTS

In the consolation final of the women's 200-yard butterfly, Dong raced to a time of 2:03.24 to finish 10th overall, while Nybo earned All-American honors in the men's 200-yard butterfly with a seventh place time of 1:48.38. 

The 100-yard backstroke saw Ling and Jin touch the wall in fifth and sixth with respective All-American times of 55.55 and 55.71, Menkhoff finished as an All-American and national runner-up in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 54.20. Gallup added a time of 55.12 to finish 11th overall in the consolation final. 

The Athenas' 800-yard freestyle relay team of Allie Umemoto, Riley Hoffman, Natalia Orbach-Mandel, and Leila El Masri glided to a 14th place mark of 7:35.15 in the consolation finals. 

Pomona-Pitzer's combination of Jason Lu, Archie Spindler, Jack Swanson and Abele finished ninth in the 800-yard freestyle relay with a time of 6:40.64.