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)
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- Championship Central
Women’s 200 Yard Breaststroke – Final
- NCAA Record: 2:12.20 2/20/2016 Sam Senczyszyn, UW Eau Claire
- Meet Record: 2:12.30 3/19/2016 Emily Hyde, Amherst
- KT Kustritz, SO Denison 2:12.27
- Caroline White, SO Williams 2:13.45
- Julia Wilson, SR Kenyon 2:15.75
Denison sophomore KT Kustritz, the first woman to swim a sub-1:00 100 breaststroke in Division III, broke the NCAA Division III Meet Record in the 200 breast on Saturday, winning the final in 2:12.27. Although she was .07 off the overall NCAA Division III Record, set in February 2016 by UW-Eau Claire’s Sam Senczyszyn, she did lower Emily Hyde’s 2016 meet mark of 2:12.30 by .03.
Coming into NCAAs, the fastest Kustritz had been in the 200 breast was the pair of 2:14s she swam at the Miami University Invitational in December 2017. In fact, they were her only sub-2:15.9 performances. On Saturday she clocked a PB of 2:13.29 in prelims, then came back to take another second off in finals with 2:12.27.
Compared to Emily Hyde, Kustritz’s advantage is her going-out speed. Interestingly, though, in her final swim, Kustritz took the first 100 out a tick slower than in prelims, then came home more than a second faster.
|KT Kustritz||KT Kustritz||Emily Hyde|
|NCAAs 3/2018 finals||NCAAs 3/2018 prelims||NCAAs 3/2016|
|100||1:02.81 (33.68)||1:02.76 (33.49)||1:03.35 (33.74)|
|150||1:37.74 (34.93)||1:37.69 (34.93)||1:37.57 (34.22)|
|200||2:12.27 (34.53)||2:13.29 (35.60)||2:12.30 (34.73)|