Queens University has been on a tear through the record books at the 2015 Division II NCAA Championships, and they closed Friday night by obliterating the 800 free relay record by over 5 seconds.
Patricia Castro, Lillian Gordon, McKenzie Stevens and Caroline Arakelian went 7:14.69 to blow out the field, breaking the old national record of 7:20.08 set last year by Drury.
That featured a 1:46.70 leadoff leg from Castro, who set the individual 200 free national record earlier in the meet. The rest of the relay all got under 1:50 to smash the record. Here’s a splits comparison:
|Queens 2015||Drury 2014|
|Patricia Castro||1:46.70||Tinsley Andrews||1:48.87|
|Lillian Gordy||1:48.43||Kaylan Gieseke||1:52.00|
|McKenzie Stevens||1:49.89||Leah Reed||1:50.44|
|Caroline Arakelian||1:49.67||Sarah Pullen||1:48.77|
That record sets Queens atop Drury in team points by 66 as the Royals look to steal the NCAA title from defending champs Drury.