Photo Courtesy: Caroline Kosciusko
The NCAA Division III qualifying times for the 2017-2018 season have been released. This year’s National Championship will take place March 21-24 in Indianapolis. The meet returns to The Nat after taking place there in 2014.
The majority of the NCAA B cuts were once again lowered. Last year only two men’s cuts and three women’s events were not dropped.
For the 2017-2018 season the women’s 1650 freestyle and 200 breaststroke B cuts are the only ones which did not change. Five of the rarely achieved A cuts were dropped. Of note, the 400 IM B cut was lowered to a 4:31.12 after remaining at 4:36.69 for a number of years.
On the men’s side the the 1650, 200 backstroke and 200 breaststroke remain unchanged in their B standards. Reflective of an all around quick Championships in 2017, all of the A cuts are quicker with the exception of the 200 backstroke.