Cardinals Set for NCAA Championships

first_imgStory Links Live Diving Results Mariia Astashkina (100/200 breast), Sophie Cattermole (500 free) and Lainey Visscher (50 free) also return to the NCAA Championships after earning Honorable Mention All-American honors in their respective individual events a year ago. In diving, Michaela Sliney and Molly Fears made history at the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships, marking the first time two Louisville divers have qualified for an NCAA Championships. Fears and Sliney scored a combined 116 points at ACC Championships to lead the Cardinal divers to their highest point total in program history. The meet kicks off with the timed finals of the 800 freestyle relay on Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. CT inside the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. The remaining three days of competition will begin with prelims at 9 a.m. CT with the top-16 qualifiers in each event returning for finals each evening at 5 p.m. CT. NCAA Championships Page LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Looking to build on the momentum from a successful start to the championship season, the University of Louisville women’s swimming and diving team is set to begin competition at the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas on March 20-23. About the Cardinals Louisville enters the 2019 NCAA Championships following a program-record fifth place finish at last year’s meet. The Cardinals qualified 11 individual swimmers, two divers and three relay swimmers and return six swimmers who earned All-American honors in a combined nine individual events in 2018. Louisville will also compete in all five relays, four of which are seeded in scoring position, highlighted by the No. 6 400 free and 400 medley relays.center_img Louisville NCAA Notes Schedule of Events Live Swimming Results Leading the Cards is two-time NCAA champion Mallory Comerford, who won back-to-back titles in the 200 free over the past two seasons. Comerford enters the meet as the top-ranked swimmer in the event, while also holding the No. 3 seed in the 100 free and the No. 5 seed in the 50 free. Freshman Alena Kraus has made a major impact for the Cards this season after winning bronze in the 200 fly at the ACC Championships. She is also seeded in scoring position at No. 16 in the 200 fly. Junior Grace Oglesby returns to NCAAs after recording a pair of seventh place finishes in the 100 and 200 fly at last year’s championships. At ACCs, she won her second consecutive 200 fly title and will be the fifth-seed in both the 100 and 200 fly. Broadcast Information ESPNU will provide live linear coverage for the finals sessions on Friday and Saturday. Digital coverage can be found on ESPN3 for Wednesday and Thursday’s finals sessions. Sessions not on ESPN will be streamed live on the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships microsite at www.texassports.com.Tickets Standing room only tickets may become available the day of competition and will be sold at the door. Admission is free for the Wednesday evening session. Prelims standing room only is $10 each day, finals is $15 each day and diving prelims and consolation sessions are $10 each day. ParkingAdvance parking is available online at Click and Park. Passes must be purchased by 10 p.m. the day prior to the event.Louisville Qualifiers Mariia Astashkina (100 Breast, 200 Breast)Sophie Cattermole (200 Free, 500 Free, 1650 Free)Mallory Comerford (50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free)Molly Fears (Platform, 3-meter)Morgan Friesen (100 Breast, 200 Breast)Alina Kendzior (100 Back, 200 Back, 200 IM)Alena Kraus (200 Free, 500 Free, 200 Fly)Grace Oglesby (100 Fly, 200 Fly, 200 IM)Arina Openysheva (100 Free, 200 Free, 500 Free)Michaela Sliney (1-meter, 3-meter)Maria Sumida (200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Fly)Lainey Visscher (50 Free, 100 Free)Kaylee Wheeler (100 Breast, 200 Breast)Relay swimmers: Avery Braunecker, Diana Dunn, Casey Fanz Print Friendly Versionlast_img