Mann, Roberts to Compete in NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships

Katie Mann

DURHAM, N.H. – Sophomore Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia) and junior Jenni Roberts (Springvale, Maine) will compete in the NCAA Women's Division I Championships at the Indiana University Natatorium and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Sports Complex. The event starts Friday, March 21 and concludes Sunday, March 23.

Mann will compete in three events while at the championships. Her primary event will consist of the 400-yard individual medley, an event in which she earned her qualifying time at the second day of the ECAC Championships when she finished with a time of 4:11.18. That time earned her sole possession of the ECAC record in the event. Currently, Mann ranks 34th in the nation in the event.

The sophomore will also take to the pool in the 200 IM and the 200 breaststroke. For the 200 IM, Mann earned her top time in the first day of the ECACs, registering a time of 2:01.20 while also completing the 200 breast at the same event (2:11.75).

Roberts will also swim in a trio of events, hers being the 200 IM as well as the 100 and 200 fly. In the 200 fly, the primary event for Roberts, she earned her top time at the ECAC Championship when she raced to a time of 1:57.31, a new ECAC record. Her time in the event currently puts her 29th in the country. In the 100 fly, Roberts earned her top cut time of 53.41, also a new ECAC record, on the second day of the ECAC Championships. In the 200 IM, Roberts cracked the two-minute barrier with a time of 1:58.79 at the ECACs.

Jenni Roberts

In order to qualify for the NCAAChampionships, a swimmer must meet or exceed a specific time standard during a qualifying period. Of the nearly 200 Division I institutions and thousands of student-athletes competing throughout the qualifying periods, only the top 38 competitors in each event are invited to compete in the Championships.

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