Mayrovich Places 19th and Mertz 17th on Final Day of the NCAA Championships

March 21, 2009


Kansas’ Maria Mayrovich placed 19th in the preliminaries of the 100 yard freestyle Saturday afternoon at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in College Station, Texas. Erin Mertz placed 17th in the platform diving competition.

Mayrovich touched the wall in a time of 48.51 seconds in the 100 yard freestyle. Mayrovich was just 0.06 seconds off of her career-best time. She also narrowly missed the finals in the 100 yard freestyle by 0.09 seconds.

Mertz, an all-american on the one-meter board, finished in 17th place finish on the platform board. Mertz scored 229.15 points, which were less than 10 points off of a season-best score.

Saturday’s competition wraps-up the 2008-09 season for the Kansas swimming and diving team. Please check back with later in the week for a comprehensive season wrap-up and a feature on the newest Jayhawk all-american, Erin Mertz.