DURHAM, N.C. – Five members of the Duke girls’s swimming and diving group have certified for the NCAA Championships, as introduced by the NCAA Wednesday.
The Blue Devils featured 5 swimmers who acquired invites in 9 particular person races for the NCAA Championship meet March 20-23 in Austin, Texas. All 5 of Duke’s relays are additionally eligible to compete on the nationwide championships.
Duke’s divers could have a chance to qualify for the nationwide meet on the NCAA Zone B Championships in Auburn, Ala., March 11-13.
Senior Maddie Hess will make her fourth profession look at NCAAs, incomes top-35 seeds within the 50-yard freestyle and 100 and 200 backstroke. She was a championship finalist in each backstroke occasions on the ACC Championships and completed ninth general within the 50 freestyle.
Junior Alyssa Marsh was chosen to the NCAA area for the third time in as many seasons and is seeded 17th within the 100 butterfly, 19th within the 50 freestyle and 23rd within the 100 freestyle. She raced to prime-5 finishes within the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly in the course of the ACC Championships. Classmate Kylie Jordan is headed again to NCAAs for a second straight 12 months, garnering the No. 11 seed within the 100 butterfly after capturing All-ACC accolades in that occasion. Jordan can also be eligible to compete within the 200 butterfly and 200 particular person medley with NCAA provisional time requirements in these occasions.
A pair of Blue Devil freshmen will make their first NCAA appearances following sturdy performances in Greensboro on the convention championship. Cabell Ann Whitlow is seeded 32nd within the 200 butterfly and Melissa Pish 36th within the 200 freestyle. Pish can also be owns NCAA ‘B’ cuts within the 100 and 500 freestyle, as does Whitlow within the 200 particular person medley. Whitlow was seventh within the 200 butterfly at ACCs and Pish ninth within the 200 freestyle.
The Duke girls will likely be represented on the NCAA Championships for the seventh consecutive season and 12th time general. Historically, Duke girls’s swimmers and divers have totaled 12 particular person All-America honors beneath the watch of head coach Dan Colella.
Leah Goldman (100 butterfly) and MaryEllen Targonski (platform diving) each garnered honorable point out All-America accolades to assist the Blue Devils tie for 42nd within the remaining group standings on the 2018 NCAA Championships. The end marked the very best for the ladies’s program since 2011.
2019 NCAA Swimming Qualifiers
Maddie Hess: 50 Free (22.22), 100 Back (52.27), 200 Back (1:53.82)
Kylie Jordan: 100 Fly (51.42)
Alyssa Marsh: 50 Free (22.07), 100 Free (48.27), 100 Fly (51.87)
Melissa Pish: 200 Free (1:45.08)
Cabell Ann Whitlow: 200 Fly (1:55.93)
Eligible Relays – Duke
200 Free Relay (1:28.93)
400 Free Relay (three:15.32)
800 Free Relay (7:05.52)
200 Medley Relay (1:36.77)
400 Medley Relay (three:34.28)
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