Three Trojans Secure B Final Spots On NCAA Friday Prelims|
March 18, 2016
Senior Kendyl Stewart, junior Chelsea Chenault and freshman Riley Scott all secured B final spots, as did the 200y medley relay, on the second day of prelims Friday (March 18) at the 2016 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta.
Stewart clinched her third career scoring swim in the 100y fly final with a 10th in prelims in 51.96. Fellow senior Lucy Worrall just missed a second swim, finishing 19th in 52.43, 0.04 out of the final spot. Freshman Madison Wright was 42nd (53.63) and sophomore Hannah Weiss was 48th (53.84).
Junior Chelsea Chenault also secured her third scoring swim in the 200y free, earning a B final spot with a 1:44.62 in prelims, good for 11th. Freshman Kirsten Vose (1:45.37) and senior Kasia Wilk (1:45.40) just missed second swims, finishing 18th and 19th, respectively. Senior Joanna Stenkvist was 30th (1:46.03) and freshman Allie Wooden was 45th (1:47.06).
Freshman Riley Scott earned her first career scoring swim with a 13th in the 100y breast prelims with a 59.92 as USC’s only entry in the event.
Completing a morning of near misses, the Trojans also came close to scoring swims in the 100y back but Anika Apostalon’s 52.04, just 0.12 off her PR, was 17th while freshman Hanni Leach’s PR of 52.15 was 19th. Leach lowered her personal record by 0.53. Also in the 100y back, Stewart was 24th (52.79) and Weiss was 28th (52.93).
The Trojans’ 200y medley relay claimed a spot in the B final as Weiss, Scott, Stewart and Wilk finished 12th in 1:37.31.
Finals begin at 6 p.m. ET.
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