The University of Louisville women’s swimming and diving team competed in day one of the NCAA Women’s Championships at IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI. The Cards are in eighth place after one event.
With only one event in contention on the first day of competition, the No. 10 Cardinals were the eighth spot in the 800-free relay putting up a school record time of 6:58.41. The foursome of Abbie Houck (1:45.35), Mallory Comerford (1:40.21), Sophie Cattermole (1:46.41) and Alex Sellers (1:46.44) put their names in the Cardinal record book. Comerford’s split was also the fastest split in the field. The Stanford Cardinal took the top spot in the event with a NCAA, meet, American, and pool record time of 6:45.91.
“Always great to start the meet with an All-American relay and a school record,” Arthur Albiero, UofL head coach, said after day one. “That is a credit to the preparation and detail work this group has put forth all season. We will ride the positive momentum to set up a great prelim session tomorrow.”
Tomorrow’s docket includes the 200-free relay, 500-free, 200-IM, 50-free, 400-medley relay, and 1-meter diving. Preliminary rounds begin at 10:00 a.m. EST with the finals commencing at 6:00 p.m. EST.
During the four-day event, 322 participants (281 swimmers and 41 divers) will compete in the championships. Swimmers qualified for the championships by meeting the established minimum time for the events in which they entered, while the divers were determined by competing in last weeks NCAA Zone Diving Meets.
Fans unable to attend the championships in Indianapolis can follow along below:
Helpful links for Prelims every day and Finals on Thursday
· March 16th — Watch Live
· March 17th — Watch Live
· March 18th — Watch Live
Where to watch Finals on Friday and Saturday:
Friday/Saturday finals on ESPN3
Link to Results:
Link to Diving Scores:
Schedule of Events:
http://www.indianasportscorp.org/IndianaSportsCorp/media/ImageLibrary/Indiana Sports Corp Staff/Women-s-Schedule.pdf
Nancy Allison Worley
Associate Director, Sports Information
University of Louisville Athletics