NCAA Championships Day One Prelim Results
Kiera Janzen advanced to the B Final of the 500 freestyle Thursday morning.

 
Kiera Janzen advanced to the B Final of the 500 freestyle Thursday morning.

March 21, 2013

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The University of Minnesota women's swimming and diving team opened competition at the 2013 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships Thursday morning with preliminaries of the 200 free relay, 500 freestyle, 200 IM, 50 freestyle and 400 medley relay, sending eight swimmers into tonight's Finals.

The Championship Finals are set to get underway at 6:00 p.m. from the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.

Minnesota's 200 free relay of Rebecca Weiland, Erin Caflisch, Blake Zeiger and Lauren Votava started the morning off right for the Gophers, placing 12th in 1:29.66 to advance to tonight's B Final.

Sophomore Kiera Janzen also advanced to the B Final in the 500 freestyle after tying for ninth in the event with a time of 4:38.70, while Samantha Harding finished the 500 free in 37th place with a time of 4:45.67

Tori Simenec was the Gophers' lone competitor in the 200 IM, placing 18th after touching the wall in 1:57.75.

Weiland was Minnesota's top finisher in the preliminaries of the 50 freestyle, placing 18th overall with a time of 22.43. Zeiger placed 45th in the event with a time of 22.85, while Votava finished 53rd with a time of 23.16.

Tess Behrens, Haley Spencer, Weiland and Erin Caflisch closed out the swimming preliminaries with an 11th-place finish in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:33.99. The foursome will compete in the consolation finals later tonight.

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