Blog: Women Make Waves at NCAAs

Go Gophers! Maggie Keefer finished 4th in 1-Meter Diving with 328.20 points.
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Maggie Keefer finished 4th in 1-Meter Diving with 328.20 points.
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March 20, 2014

Thursday Finals Results Get Acrobat Reader

The Golden Gophers were up 25 points in the seeded times heading into tonight's finals, more than any other team. The Minnesota women were also one of four teams that were able to score in every event in tonight's finals.

To kick-off finals the Aquatic Center had an impressive light show, including all student-athletes having glow sticks. Goldy the Gopher also dove off the 10-Meter Platform bringing the crowd to their feet.  

Finals

200 Free Relay

The relay team of Becca Weiland, Blake Zeiger, Erin Caflisch, and Tess Behrens went into finals with a 200 free relay time of 1:28.63, just two-tenths off the school record. Seeded 12th, the Gophers finished in 12th place with a time of 1:29.17.

500 Free

Kiera Janzen finished in 7th place with a time of 4:37.61. 

Sam Harding competed in the consolation finals, placing 12th with a time of 4:39.52 in the 500 free.

200 IM

Tori Simenec swam a 1:57.86 for 15th place in the 200 IM. Prior to today's event Simenec was the 31st seed in the 200 IM, moving to 15th was quite an impressive move for the junior.

50 Free

Junior Becca Weiland placed 13th in the 50 freestyle finishing with a time of 22.34. As current record holder in the event for Minnesota, Becca broke her own record during the 50 prelim race with a new personal best 22.13.

1-Meter Diving

Senior captain, and 4-time NCAA Championship diver Maggie Keefer and advanced to the 1-meter finals. With a score of 328.20, Maggie took fourth place on the one-meter against strong competition.

400 Medley Relay

Tess Behrens, Kierra Smith, Becca Weiland, and Lauren Votava made up Minnesota's 400 Medley Relay. The group finished in 15th place with a time of 3:3518.

Standings (After day one)

Minnesota is currently in 9th place with 51.5 points after day one of the 2014 NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships. Georgia is in first with a comfortable 53-point lead over the rest of the field.

Tomorrow's Schedule

Prelims - 11 am CT | Minneapolis, Minn.

200 Medley Relay

400 IM

100 Fly

200 Free

100 Breast

100 Back

800 Free Relay - All but last two heats of time finals

3-Meter Diving

Finals - 7 pm CT | Minneapolis, Minn.

200 Medley Relay

400 IM

100 Fly

200 Free

100 Breast

100 Back

3-Meter Diving

800 Free Relay - Last two heats of time finals

Make sure to join us at the University Aquatic Center, as the Golden Gophers continue to host the 2014 NCAA D1 Swimming & Diving Championships! Check out Championships Central for more information!

Follow @Gophers_Swim on Twitter for live updates from the Championships.

Go Gophers!