Queens Women Destroy 400 Medley Relay Record at NCAA D2 Championships

2019 NCAA Division II Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships

Women’s 400 Yard Medley Relay – Finals

  • NCAA DII: 3:37.80 3/10/2016 Wingate (Arkhipova, Weiss, Dumur, Petrenko)
  • Meet: 3:37.80 3/10/2016 Wingate (Arkhipova, Weiss, Dumur, Petrenko)

Podium:

  1. Queens (NC) – 3:35.70
  2. Drury – 3:39.71
  3. Wingate – 3:42.17

A day after breaking the meet record in the 200 medley relay, Queens University of Charlotte absolutely destroyed the NCAA Division II and championship meet records in the 400 medley relay. Paulina Lapshina, Shelly Prayson, Georgia DaCruz, and Kyrie Dobson went 3:35.70 on Thursday night to lower the national mark by 2.1 seconds. The previous record of 3:37.80 had been set by Wingate University at the 2016 NCAA Championships by Viktoriya Arkhipova, Jessika Weiss, Armony Dumur, and Sofia Petrenko.

Queens led from start to finish. Lapshina led off with an NCAA D2 and meet record in the 100 back, going 52.07. Prayson followed with 1:00.47. DaCruz split 53.13 on the fly, and Prayson came home in 50.03. A year ago, Rachel Massaro, Prayson, DaCruz, and Mckenzie Stevens went 3:40.16 to win the event. And in 2017 Hannah Peiffer, Prayson, DaCruz, and Dobson won with 3:38.35.

Much of the difference has come from Lapshina, but Prayson, DaCruz, and Dobson have all gotten faster over the last 12 months.

  Queens, 3/2018 Queens, 3/2017 Wingate, 3/2016 Queens, 3/2019
Back Massaro – 55.32 Peiffer – 54.03 Arkhipova – 54.12 Lapshina – 52.07
Breast Prayson – 1:01.28 Prayson – 1:01.49 Weiss – 1:01.48 Prayson – 1:00.47
Fly DaCruz – 53.81 DaCruz – 52.42 Dumur – 52.57 DaCruz – 53.13
Free Stevens – 49.75 Dobson – 50.41 Petrenko – 49.63 Dobson – 50.03
  3:40.16 3:38.35 3:37.80 3:35.70

 

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About Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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