GAMBIER, Ohio—In their final tune-up before next month's NCAA Division III Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Denison women's swimmers competed at the Kenyon Fast Chance Invitational.
The day was highlighted by senior Caroline Colville's season-best 'B' cut performance in the 200 butterfly. Colville entered with a 'B' cut time of 2:04.81 but improved that time to 2:04.51. Her teammate, Becca Taylor came close to a 'B' cut in the 200 fly as she finished with a personal best time of 2:05.86. The NCAA's provisional qualifying time in the event is 2:05.61.
Denison senior KT Kustritz had a busy day, swimming several events outside of her specialty breaststroke events. She posted a season-best 'B' cut in the 100 fly in 54.84 and another season-best 'B' cut performance in the 200 freestyle in 1:51.82.
First-year Tara Culibrk lowered her personal best in the 50 free, touching in 24.28. After having already met her 'B' cut in the 100 free in December, Culibrk returned to win the event with a time of 51.70.
Another season-best time was turned in by senior Casey Kirby in a time trial of the 200 free when she touched in 1:53.01. In the 100 breaststroke, Karly Noetzel logged a personal best time of 1:06.84.
Denison returns to action on March 18-21 at the NCAA Division III Championship. The Denison divers will be in action on Feb. 28-29 at the NCAA Central Diving Regional that will be hosted by Denison. Entries will be announced early next week.