Women’s relay team automatically qualifies for NCAA Championship
Published: Sunday, November 18, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 17:11
The women’s 400-yard freestyle relay team came in at the NCAA A standard time in its final day at the Phil Hansel Invitational.
The team timed at 3:16.51 and automatically qualified for the NCAA Championship.
Sophomores Isabella Arcila, Nathalie Lindborg and juniors Monika Babok and Nina Rangelova make up the 400-free relay team.
SMU’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both finished in third place at the invitational.
The women’s team also posted five more NCAA B times.
Arcila came in second in the 200-yard backstroke at 1:54.66 — a NCAA B time to go with the relay qualifying time.
Lindborg qualified in the 100-yard freestyle with a second-place time of 49.30.
Rangelova also qualified in the 100-free at a NCAA B time and fifth place at 49.90.
Freshman Danielle Villars finished fourth in the 200-yard butterfly with a NCAA B time of 1:59.36.
Sophomore Rachel Nicol also came in fourth in the 2000-yard breaststroke at 2:12.22, a NCAA B time. The women’s weekend total of NCAA qualifying times was 14.
Senior Mindaugas Sadauskas swam a NCAA B time of 43.98 in the 100-yard freestyle for the men’s team.
He also swam with the first place men’s 400-yard freestyle relay team. The relay team finished at 2:57.75.
Sophomore Matas Andriekus finished second and teammate Eduardo Santana finished seventh in the 200-yard backstroke.
Men’s sophomore diver Devin Burnett took fourth place in the platform dive.
Junior Nicolai Hansen finished fourth in the 200- yard backstroke.
Both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams hit the road to Austin Nov. 29 for the USA swimming National Championships.