seniorThe University of Minnesota women's swimming and diving team finished the second day of the three-day NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, in College Station, Texas.
Leading the pack was senior Melissa Schold. A Minneapolis, Minn., native, Schold clocked a 100-meter breaststroke time of 1:09.58, missing the consolation finals by .41. Stanford's Tara Kirk set an NCAA record, an American record and a US Open record in the event, chipping in a time of 1:05.44.
Juleen Rodakowski topped a 27th-place finish in the 100-meter butterfly event. Rodakowski finished the event in a time of 1:01.26. Sarah Bohlsen finished with a time of 1:02.86 and placed 45th overall. World record holder, Natalie Coughlin, broke the NCAA meet record in the 200 IM with a time of :57.69.
Kate Hardt added a 32nd-place finish in the 200-meter free event with a time of 2:00.91. Hardt, Schold, Bohlsen and Katy Coombe competed in the 200 medley relay, finishing 23rd overall with a time of 1:57.16.
In the diving well, Rebecca Cornthwaite finished 24th in the 3-meter event. Abbie Bowden followed with a 30-place showing, also in the 3-meter.
The Golden Gophers will complete the NCAA Championships tomorrow with preliminary heats beginning at 11 a.m.