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Duke Swimmers Bound for NCAA Championships
Sunday 03/20/2013  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke women’s swimming and diving team will be represented at the NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships for the fourth time in five years, as juniors Lauren Weaver and Christine Wixted head to Indianapolis, Ind., to compete at the championship meet for the first time in their respective careers. The NCAA Championships get underway Thursday, March 21 and continue through Saturday, March 23 at the IU Natatorium and the IUPUI Sports Complex in Indianapolis.

Preliminaries will begin at 11 a.m. EST each day of competition, followed by the finals session at 7 p.m. EST. Friday and Saturday’s finals sessions are both scheduled to be broadcast live on ESPN3, while the entire championship will also be aired on tape delay Wednesday, March 27 at 8 p.m. on ESPNU.

Weaver is qualified to swim the 50-yard freestyle at the NCAA Championships after clocking the 22nd-fastest time in the nation at last month’s Atlantic Coast Conference Championships in Greensboro, N.C. The Cincinnati, Ohio native’s time of 22.27 in the 50 freestyle preliminaries broke the previous school record in the event, and earned her a spot in the championship final, which saw her take third overall at 22.34 for the first All-ACC honors of her career. Weaver also set a new program record in the 100 freestyle at the ACC Championships with a time of 50.18.

Following a standout performance at the ACC Championships, Wixted has been invited to compete in three events at the NCAA Championships – the 100 and 200 breaststroke as well as the 200 IM. She registered the 19th-best time in the country in the 100 breaststroke preliminaries at the conference championships, tapping the wall at 59.95 to surpass her own school record. The native of Greenwood Village, Colo., went on to finish second overall in the event final, and took second in the 200 breaststroke final at 2:10.19 for another program record and podium finish. Now a four-time All-ACC performer in the breaststroke events, Wixted is seeded 22nd in the 200 breaststroke and 59th in the 200 IM (1:59.55).

The top eight finishers in each event at the NCAA Championships will earn All-America First Team honors, while places nine through 16 will garner honorable mention All-America accolades.

For more information about the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, visit the championships homepage at http://www.ncaa.com/championships/swimming-women/d1. Fans can also follow the Blue Devils on Twitter (@Duke_SWIM_DIVE) for live updates throughout the championship meet.


2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships – Schedule of Events:

Thursday, March 21
Trials – 11 a.m. EST
1. 200-yard Freestyle Relay
10-minute intermission starting immediately at the conclusion of the relay
2. 500-yard Freestyle
3. 200-yard Individual Medley
4. 50-yard Freestyle
20-minute intermission
6. 400-yard Medley Relay
5. One-meter Diving—Trials*

Finals – 7 p.m. EST
1. 200-yard Freestyle Relay
2. 500-yard Freestyle
3. 200-yard Individual Medley
4. 50-yard Freestyle
5. One-meter Diving—Finals*
6. 400-yard Medley Relay

Friday, March 22
Trials – 11 a.m. EST
7. 200-yard Medley Relay
10-minute intermission starting immediately at the conclusion of the relay
8. 400-yard Individual Medley
9. 100-yard Butterfly
10. 200-yard Freestyle
11. 100-yard Breaststroke
12. 100-yard Backstroke
20-minute intermission
14. 800-yard Freestyle Relay—All but last three heats of time finals
13. Three-meter Diving—Trials*

Finals – 7 p.m. EST (ESPN3)
7. 200-yard Medley Relay
8. 400-yard Individual Medley
9. 100-yard Butterfly
10. 200-yard Freestyle
11. 100-yard Breaststroke
12. 100-yard Backstroke
13. Three-meter Diving—Finals*
14. 800-yard Freestyle Relay—Last three heats of time finals

Saturday, March 23
Trials – 11 a.m. EST
16. 200-yard Backstroke
17. 100-yard Freestyle
18. 200-yard Breaststroke
19. 200-yard Butterfly
20-minute intermission
21. 400-yard Freestyle Relay
20. Platform Diving—Trials*
15. 1,650-yard Freestyle—All but last heat of time finals

Finals – 7 p.m. EST (ESPN3)
15. 1,650-yard Freestyle—Last heat of time finals
16. 200-yard Backstroke
17. 100-yard Freestyle
18. 200-yard Breaststroke
19. 200-yard Butterfly
20. Platform Diving—Finals*
21. 400-yard Freestyle Relay

[Note 1: A consolation final immediately shall precede the championship final for each event except the 1,650-yard freestyle and diving events. Eight lanes will be used in all swimming events.]

[Note 2: The 1,650-yard freestyle event will begin at approximately 4:45 p.m., with the last heat of the preliminaries to end at approximately 6 p.m.]

[Note 3: Preliminaries for both men and women will begin at 11 a.m. Finals for both men and women will start at 7 p.m.]

[Note 4: Awards ceremonies will be held immediately after the championship final of that given event.]

[*Note 5: For a detailed schedule of diving, refer to Rule 6-2-2.]

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