CWRU Heads to Indianapolis for NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships

CWRU Heads to Indianapolis for NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships

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Six members of the Case Western Reserve University men's and women's swimming and diving team will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana for the 2018 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, hosted by the Indiana Sports Corp and Franklin College at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI from Wednesday, March 21st through Saturday, March 24th.

Fans can follow all of the action from the meet with a live webcast at https://www.ncaa.com/liveschedule. Preliminaries are slated to start each day at 10:00 a.m. ET, with finals beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET.

The top-16 finishers during the morning preliminaries will advance to the finals in the evening, with the top-eight claiming All-America honors, and finishers eight through 16 earning All-America honorable mention certificates.

The Spartans will be sending five women to this year's meet, including senior Inez Moore, junior Suhan Mestha, junior Alli Drohosky, freshman Vanya Ruppart and freshman Caitlyn VonFeldt, while the men will be sending senior Drew Hamilton to compete in the swimming portion of the meet.

To view a full interview with Head Coach Doug Milliken and the six Spartan swimmers, CLICK HERE.

Last year, Hamilton finished in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:30.51, and ninth in the 400-yard individual medley in a school-record time of 3:57.85. Case Western Reserve competitors totaled 11 points at the meet, leading to a 40th-place finish.

The CWRU women's 200-yard medley relay team of Drohosky, Mestha, Moore and VonFeldt (seeded 8th with a time of 1:44.02) will compete on Wednesday. Mestha (seeded 14th with a time of 23.56) and VonFeldt (seeded 53rd with a time of 24.64) are also scheduled to compete in the 50-yard freestyle. In addition, Hamilton will compete in the 500-yard freestyle (seeded 17th with a time of 4:30.70).

On Thursday, Hamilton will compete in the 400-yard individual medley (seeded 19th with a time of 3:58.98).

Mestha (seeded 14th with a time of 56.09) and VonFeldt (seeded 23rd with a time of 56.42) will compete on Friday in the 100-yard backstroke.

Action will wrap up on Saturday, with Hamilton taking part in the 100-yard freestyle (seeded 44th with a time of 46.15), the women's 400-yard freestyle relay team of Mestha, Moore, Ruppart and VonFeldt competing in the event (seeded 16th with a time of 3:28.84) and VonFeldt (seeded 8th with a time of 2:01.47) and Mestha (seeded 14th with a time of 2:02.16) swimming in the 200-yard backstroke.

Results and a recap of the Case Western Reserve performances during the meet will be posted to athletics.case.edu following the completion of competition each day.