Patricia Castro Ortega Breaks 200 Freestyle Record at DII NCAA’s

by Max Mitchell 0

March 12th, 2015 College, NCAA Division II

Patricia Castro wasted no time this morning setting a new DII 200 freestyle record touching the wall at 1:46.72 breaking Loni Burton’s mark of 1:47.10 set back a decade ago in 2005.  Castro, a well-known 200 freestyler in her native country of Spain, lowered her mark from the morning further beating the field by over two seconds clocking in at 1:45.27.  Her teammate Lillian Gordy (1:47.84) ran down 50 freestyle champion and record holder Bryndis Hansen (1:48.03) to take silver in the championship final.

Comparative Splits

  • Castro, 2015-25.15/26.93/27.21/27.43 = 1:46.72
  • Castro, 2015- 25.00/26.62/26.86/26.79 = 1:45.27

Much more focused tonight Castro impressively held 26’s through the entirety of the last 150 to blow away the rest of the field.  Queens finished 1st, 2nd, and freshman Mckenzie Stevens (1:49.04) placed 4th giving the Royals three impressive legs for their 800 freestyle relay tomorrow night.

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