The University of Minnesota will send two swimmers and one relay to compete in tonight's finals in the last day of the NCAA Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Both swimmers are from the Gopher freshmen class in Jillian Tyler and Megan Braun, while the Gophers will also have the 400 free relay compete tonight as well.
Tyler will compete in her second-straight A final, this time in the 200 breaststroke. Tyler, who finished second overall in the 100 breast last night, finished fourth in the prelims in a time of 2:10.46. Kait Strickland also competed in the event and tied for 19th in a time of 2:13.45.
Megan Braun will compete in her first individual finals event in tonight's 200 fly. Braun clocked a time of 1:57.34, which broke her previous school record of 1:57.85 and placed 13th in the prelims. Braun also set a school record in the 100 fly, which also came during the NCAA Championships this weekend. Molly Belk also competed in the 200 fly and tied for 26th overall in a time of 1:59.15.
Minnesota will also have its fifth relay compete in the finals during this championships, this time in the 400 free relay. Minnesota's relay of Jenny Shaughnessy, Stacy Busack, Meredith McCarthy and Roxane Akradi combined for a school record time of 3:17.89.
Castina Wabeke competed in the 200 back and placed 33rd overall in a time of 1:59.35. Stacy Busack led the Gophers in the 100 free when she placed 31st in a time of 49.34. Meredith McCarthy placed 57th overall in a time of 50.22 and Erin Holtmeyer followed in 50.54 in 65th place.