Miller Top-50 in 200 IM at NCAA Meet, Turns Attention to 400 IM
Thursday’s NCAA Result (.pdf)
Friday’s NCAA Heat Sheets (.pdf)
ATLANTA – Chelsie Miller turned in a season-best 1:59.29 in the 200-yard individual medley preliminaries Thursday, bested only by her own school record in the event, to open the 2016 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships with a top-50 finish.
Miller trimmed nearly two seconds off her seed time from KU’s Big Challenge in November and was less than a second from matching her program mark of 1:58.37 as she swam in her first of three events at Georgia Tech’s McAuley Aquatic Center. Miller’s time put her in 42nd after prelims and served as a nice set-up for her marquee event, the 400-yard individual medley on Friday.
Stanford’s Ella Eastin won the 200 IM competition and set a new American, U.S. Open, NCAA, NCAA Championship and McAuley Aquatic Center record with a time of 1:51.65. Texas junior Madisyn Cox represented the Big 12 well in the event with a fourth place finish in 1:54.80.
Miller is scheduled to swim in heat four of seven during the 400 IM prelims on Friday morning, and is seeded 25th with a chance to qualify for finals. She’s a two-time All-America honorable mention earner in the event after placing 15th in 2014 and 13th in 2015. She’s also scheduled to compete in the 200-yard butterfly on Saturday.
Friday night’s finals will be streamed live on ESPN3.
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