2018 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 14th – Saturday, March 17th
- McCorkle Aquatic Pavillion — Columbus, OH
- Prelims 9AM/Finals 5PM (Eastern Time)
- Defending Champion: Stanford (results)
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There were some abnormalities in today’s 200 medley relay prelims at the 2018 Women’s NCAA Championships in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to Tennessee’s Erika Brown mistakenly swimming the wrong stroke, we also saw Virginia Tech get a re-swim after the heats. The Hokies, who swam next to Tennessee, had initially finished 22nd in 1:37.95. They improved their time to 1:37.13 the 2nd time around, moving up to 9th and missing the A final by less than a tenth.
A representative for Virginia Tech tells SwimSwam that the team was granted a re-swim because the meet referee determined that their leadoff swimmer was not given the same opportunity as other athletes due to a disturbance from an official. Backstroker Klaudia Nazieblo improved her split by a tenth in the 2nd swim. Her teammates were all faster as well.
SPLITS COMPARISON: INITIAL SWIM VS. RE-SWIM
|Team||50 back split||50 breast split||50 fly split||50 free split||Final time|
|Virginia Tech (Initial Swim)||Klaudia Nazieblo- 24.37||Joelle Vereb- 27.62||Maggie Gruber- 23.46||Adriana Grabski- 22.53||1:37.95|
|Virginia Tech (Re-Swim)||Klaudia Nazieblo- 24.23||Joelle Vereb- 27.18||Maggie Gruber- 23.37||Adriana Grabski- 22.35||1:37.13|