Women’s Swimming Concludes NCAAs With Two New Personal Best Times
Knoxville, Tenn. – South. Carolina women’s swimming & diving concluded action at the NCAA Championships on Saturday with six entries in the prelims. The most notable performances of the morning came from graduate Victoria Kwan and junior Nicholle Toh who both achieved new personal best times.
In the 200 fly, both Kwan and Toh were invitees after having earned their spot at the Championships in other events. Kwan swam a new personal best time of 1:57.07 and Toh swam a new personal best of 1:57.13 to place 39th and 40th respectively. The two were followed by teammate Greta Pelzek who placed 41st with a time of 1:57.38.
Kwan’s new time solidifies her place as the seventh fastest swimmer in program history while Toh’s jumps her up into the all-time top-10 at No. 8.
The highest finish for the Gamecocks on the final day of competition came from junior Laura Goettler who finished 33rd in the 200 breast with a time of 2:10.69.
Senior Janie Smith also earned a top-35 finish, coming in at No. 34 in the 100 free with a time of 48.55. Junior Tatiana Salcutan also completed her appearance at the Championships, placing 45th in the 200 back with a time of 1:55.59.
South Carolina’s women’s team concludes competition at the NCAA Championships with 25 points, all of them coming from graduate diver Brooke Schultz. The women’s team concludes their season in Knoxville while the men will be represented by senior diver Manny Vazquez Bas and sophomore swimmer Michael Laitarovsky at the men’s NCAA Championships in Minneapolis next week.
200 back prelims
45 – Tatiana Salcutan – 1:55.59
100 free prelims
34 – Janie Smith – 48.55
200 breast prelims
33 – Laura Goettler – 2:10.69
200 fly prelims
39 – Victoria Kwan – 1:57.07
40 – Nicholle Toh – 1:57.13
41 – Greta Pelzek – 1:57.38
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