Denver Qualifies Seven Swimmers for NCAA Championships
Three relay teams will also travel to Indianapolis for Championship Weekend
March 8, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS – The University of Denver swimming and diving program had a total of seven individual swimmers and three relay teams qualify for the 2017 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships hosted by IUPUI at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, as announced by the NCAA on Wednesday.
On the men’s side, freshman Colin Gilbert, junior Anton Loncar, and senior Kyle Robrock made the cut for the Crimson and Gold in a total of five events. Gilbert will compete in the 500 free with his time of 4:15.73, Loncar will see action in the 100 back with a cut of 45:68 and in the 200 back with a 1:40.33 final touch, while Robrock will sprint to the finish in the 50 free behind a B Standard of 19.43 and in the 100 back behind a time of 46.28.
Additionally, the men’s 200 free and 400 medley relay teams will also compete in the championships as the 200 free relay team clocked in a qualifying standard of 1:17.62 while the 400 medley relay team turned in a provisional standard of 3:09.36. Hugo Sykes, Tim Cottam and Sid Farber will be called upon as alternates for the relay teams.
For the women, sophomore Bailey Andison, juniors Morgan McCormick and Maddie Myers, and senior Amanda Sanders were invited to compete for DU in five events as well. Andison will take part in the 200 IM behind her cut of 1:55.82 and in the 400 IM with a final touch of 4:07.40, McCormick will make a splash in the 200 back behind her time of 1:53.77, Myers will also see action in the 400 IM with a cut of 4:09.54, and Sanders will compete in the 200 breast with a time of 2:09.01.
The NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships will start on March 15 with the women’s championships, wrapping up on March 18, while the men’s championships will begin on March 22 and end on March 25.
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