Women’s swimming goes 10th in 400 Medley Relay

Women’s swimming goes 10th in 400 Medley Relay

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Saint Leo women's swimming finished 10th overall in the 400 Medley Relay, highlighting day two results at the 2017 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Championships at the Birmingham Crossplex Natatorium.

The Saint Leo quartet of Maftuna Tuhtasinova, Nicole Weber, Natalia Garriock, and Annie Lindstrom posted a time of 3:47.78 in the consolation finals, earning 14 points for the 10th place finish.

The 400 Medley Relay was one of four events in which Saint Leo men's and women's swimmers competed on Thursday at the NCAA meet.

In the 200 Free Relay, the Saint Leo women's team of Lindstrom, Garriock, Weber, and Mattie Shaver placed 16th with a time of 1:34.71, earning two points.

Garriock qualified for the evening session in the 100 Butterfly after clocking a time of 54.67 in the preliminaries. She went to a swim-off race against Wingate's Ebba Stillman to earn a spot in the championship race, but touched the wall .61 seconds after Stillman and was relegated to the evening consolation session. Garriock posted a time of 55.06 in the consolation final, and was 11th overall with six points. Lindstrom also swam in the 100 Butterfly, and touched the wall in 57.09 in the preliminary session.

The Saint Leo men were represented on Thursday by Hunter Bains in the 200 Freestyle. He posted a time of 1:38.68 in the preliminaries, but fell to Cal Baptist's Alexis Ohmar in a swim-off for the final spot in the consolation final and did not advance to the evening session.

After two days of competition, the Saint Leo women are 17th out of 34 teams with 45 points. The Saint Leo men are still in search of their first points of the meet.

Competition resumes on Friday, March 10, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Saint Leo's Milosz Mikicin will be participating in Event #24, the men's 100 Backstroke, while Nicole Weber will be in Event #25, the women's 100 Breaststroke.

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