More Than Half of the Women’s 2019-20 Division II Cuts Are Faster

The 2019-20 NCAA Division II time standards are now official, and the women’s cuts continue to get faster.

This season, 17 of the 28 individual women’s cuts have been made faster, 7 A cuts and 8 B cuts. On the men’s side, only the 1000 and 1650 free A cuts have been changed along with 6 B cuts to total just 8 faster updates. All the relay provisional standards for both genders have been upgraded this season as well.

During the 2018-19 season, the men experienced 18 faster cuts while the women had 15 faster times.

Another major difference between both genders is the men experienced just 4 slower cut updates, the 100/200 back, 200 fly, and 200 IM A cuts. The women did not experience any slower updates, only the 28 faster updates or have remained the same from last season.

One eye-popping similarity that both genders had in the time updates were faster 1000/1650 free A and B cuts. While all the possible 1650 free cuts dropped by 3 seconds, this only comes out to a -0.3% time change. To put that in context, that -0.3% difference would equate to the women’s 50 free A cut to change from 22.90 down to 22.84.

2019-20 NCAA Division II Time Standards

  • Times updated faster are in bold, slower updates are in italics*
Men Women
A Standard B Standard Event A Standard B Standard
19.76 20.75 50 free 22.89 24.03
43.36 45.52 100 free 49.63 52.11
1:35.51 1:40.29 200 free 1:47.91 1:53.31
4:21.76 4:34.84 500 free 4:50.30 5:04.82
9:04.90 9:32.15 1000 free 9:54.77 10:24.51
15:15.38 16:01.15 1650 free 16:33.47 17:23.14
46.94* 49.26 100 back 53.79 56.48
1:44.78* 1:49.98 200 back 1:57.04 2:02.89
52.91 55.56 100 breast 1:01.03 1:04.08
1:55.12 2:00.87 200 breast 2:13.33 2:20.00
46.79 49.13 100 fly 53.37 56.04
1:45.11* 1:50.13 200 fly 1:59.37 2:05.34
1:46.15* 1:51.31 200 IM 1:59.39 2:05.36
3:48.97 4:00.42 400 IM 4:17.69 4:30.57
Qualifying Provisional Qualifying Provisional
N/A 1:21.20 200 free relay N/A 1:34.21
N/A 2:59.60 400 free relay N/A 3:25.84
N/A 6:36.77 800 free relay N/A 7:29.84
N/A 1:28.85 200 medley relay N/A 1:43.24
N/A 3:16.58 400 medley relay N/A 3:46.75

Below are the official 2019-20 documents:

The 2020 NCAA Division II Championships are set to take place in Geneva, OH from March 11-14. Currently, both the men and women of Queens (N.C.) have 5 consecutive team titles under their belts and both will chase down title #6 this season. Coming in this season as the #2 and #3 men’s teams are Delta State and Indy while the women of Drury and West Chester are aiming to defend their 2019 top 3 spots.

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