2018 NCAA Division III Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships
- Dates: Wednesday, March 21 – Saturday, March 24
- Swimming: prelims 10am, finals 6pm
- Location: IU Natatorium, Indianapolis, Indiana (Eastern Time Zone)
- Defending Champions: Emory (x8) (results)
- Psych Sheet
- Live Results
- Championship Central
Women’s 200 Yard Butterfly – Prelims
- NCAA Record: 1:55.66 3/23/2012 Logan Todhunter, Williams
- Kailey Allen, FR MIT 2:01.16
- Halli Garza, SR Denison 2:02.07
- Anne Dassow, SO Grove City 2:02.65
- Katelyn Strauss, JR St. Thomas 2:03.00
- Molly Craig, FR Williams 2:03.16
- Kayla Holman, SO MIT 2:03.31
- Michelle Wang, SO Johns Hopkins 2:03.39
- Rebecca Upton, SR Emory 2:03.48
- Kanchi Desai, SR Kenyon 2:03.62
- Madeline Downs, SR Williams 2:03.68
- Shanny Lin, SR RPI 2:03.70
- Jessica Lenhart, FR UW Whitewater 2:04.55
- Meg Campbell, SR Emory 2:04.66
- Hannah Mahaffey, FR MIT 2:04.77
- Niamh O’Grady, SR Wash U. 2:04.96
- Emma Nicklas-Morris, SO Carnegie Mellon 2:05.03
Caltech junior Brittany Percin won heat 1 in 2:07.40. Heat 2 featured a close battle among St. Thomas junior Katelyn Strauss, who finished fifth a year ago, Johns Hopkins sophomore Michelle Wang. Both took over 2 seconds off their entry times. Strauss ended up with the touch for a 2:03.00-to-2:03.39 win. Hopkins senior Courtney Cowan took third in the heat with 2:05.26.
Heat 3 was another close one. Rebecca Upton of Emory touched out Kenyon senior Kanchi Desai by .14 and Williams senior Madeline Downs by .20 with 2:03.48. Grove City sophomore Anne Dassow won heat 4 in 2:02.65 ahead of Kayla Holman of MIT (2:03.31) and 2017 runner-up Shanny Lin of RPI (2:03.70).
The final heat went to MIT freshman Kailey Allen, the sole sub-2:02 of the morning. She stopped the clock at 2:01.16, followed by Denison senior and 2017 consolation final-winner Halli Garza (2:02.07), and Williams freshman Molly Craig (2:03.16).
Women’s 100 Yard Backstroke – Prelims
- NCAA Record: 53.46 3/22/2013 Celia Oberholzer, Kenyon
- Crile Hart, FR Kenyon 54.33
- Cindy Cheng, SR Emory 54.63
- Caroline Murphy, SO Wesleyan 55.66
- Sarah Jin, JR Pomona-Pitzer 55.84
- Caroline Olson, SO Emory 55.94
- May Li, JR NYU 56.11
- Angela Ling, JR Pomona-Pitzer 56.23
- Beth Seagraves, FR Emory 56.28
- Angela Le, SO Denison 56.29
- Caitlin Foley, JR Kenyon 56.35
- Casey Kirby, SO Denison 56.35
- Marshall Lowery, SO Bowdoin 56.35
- Carol Conforti, SO Williams 56.36
- Jenna Hayden, SR Wheaton(MA) 56.37
- Mara Selznick, SO Whitman 56.45
- Brooke Geske, FR Whittier 56.46
Denison sophomore Jacquelyn Kurkjian improved her seed time by 2/10 to win heat with in 56.98 over Emory freshman Rachel Song (57.17). Kurkjian’s classmate Angela Le also improved by 2/10 and won heat 2 with 56.29. Behind her, Caroline Conforti of Williams (56.36) dropped 6/10 to take second from lane 1 ahead of Johns Hopkins junior Natalie Rincon (56.78).
Wesleyan sophomore Caroline Murphy won the first circle-seeded heat with 55.66, bettering her entry time by 3/10. NYU junior May Li (56.11) and Denison sophomore Casey Kirby (56.35) were second and third. Kenyon freshman Crile Hart won the penultimate heat by a body length with 54.33. Pomona-Pitzer’s Sarah Jin (55.84) came in second ahead of teammate Angela Ling (56.23).
Defending champion Cindy Cheng of Emory closed out the morning heats with a 54.63 win over teammate Caroline Olson (55.94) and Wheaton (MA) senior Jenna Hayden (56.37).
Women’s 100 Yard Breaststroke – Prelims
- NCAA Record: 1:00.50 12/1/2017 KT Kustritz, Denison
- Meet Record: 1:00.85 3/22/2013 Amy Spaay, UW Whitewater
- KT Kustritz, SO Denison 1:00.63!
- Julia Wilson, SR Kenyon 1:02.12
- Caroline White, SO Williams 1:02.20
- Ashley Daniels, JR Emory 1:02.46
- Jessica Chen, SR MIT 1:02.60
- Katherine Mesaros, SO Denison 1:02.84
- Nina Fitzgerald, FR Amherst 1:03.08
- Hannah Lally, JR Emory 1:03.49
- Maya Gomez, SO Middlebury 1:03.67
- Gwyneth Lamastra, SR Johns Hopkins 1:03.67
- Kaitlin Jones, SR Johns Hopkins 1:03.74
- Jenna Wilf, SO Wash U. 1:03.83
- Makena Markert, FR Kenyon 1:03.85
- Claire Bacon-Brenes, SO CMS 1:03.88
- Emily Hageboeck, SO W&L 1:04.18
- Kimberly Hochstedler, SR Carnegie Mellon 1:04.20
Johns Hopkins senior Sara Wujciak erased over a second from her seed time to win heat 1 by a body length in 1:04.72. Amherst freshman Nina Fitzgerald dropped 2 seconds to win the next heat out of lane 7 with 1:03.08. She came to the wall ahead of Johns Hopkins senior Kaitlin Jones (1:03.74, also a 1-second drop) and Claire Bacon-Brenes of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (1:03.88, a .7-second improvement).
Williams sophomore Caroline White, fifth in this event last year, won the first circle-seeded heat in 1:02.20, lowering her entry time by 1.2 seconds. Hannah Lally of Emory was second in the heat, just ahead of Hopkins senior Gwyneth Lamastra.
Julia Wilson of Kenyon won a close race against Emory junior Ashley Daniels and MIT senior Jessica Chen, out-touching them by .34 and .48, respectively with 1:02.12.
Denison sophomore and 2017 runner-up KT Kustritz broke the meet record with 1:00.63 in the last heat, coming to the wall a body length ahead of teammate Katherine Mesaros (1:02.84) and Middlebury sophomore Maya Gomez (1:03.67).
Women’s 800 Yard Freestyle Relay – Slowest Heats
- NCAA Record: 7:14.98 3/17/2017, Emory (Muir, Wawer, Bergh, Cheng)
Top times out of morning session:
- Denison 7:28.29
- MIT 7:32.64
- Bates 7:33.98
- Wheaton (MA) 7:34.29
- Chicago 7:35.83
- Washington & Lee (7:36.20)
- Ursinus (7:36.40)
- Coast Guard (7:38.25)