DURHAM — The Duke women’s swimming and diving team will be represented at the NCAA Division I swimming and diving championships for the fourth time in five years, as juniors Lauren Weaver and Christine Wixted head to Indianapolis to compete at the championship meet for the first time in their respective careers. The NCAA championships get underway Thursday and continue through Saturday at the IU Natatorium and the IUPUI Sports Complex in Indianapolis.
Preliminaries will begin at 11 a.m. each day of competition, followed by the finals session at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday’s finals sessions are both scheduled to be broadcast live on ESPN3.
Weaver is qualified to swim the 50-yard freestyle at the NCAA championships after clocking the 22nd-fastest time in the nation at last month’s ACC championships in Greensboro.
Following a standout performance at the ACC Championships, Wixted has been invited to compete in three events at the NCAA Championships – the 100 and 200 breaststroke as well as the 200 IM.
N.C. Central: N.C. Central won its fourth consecutive game Wednesday, a 2-1 decision over Coppin State in a MEAC matchup. The Eagles stand 13-9 overall and 5-4 in the MEAC.
Saint Augustine’s: Lenoir-Rhyne used a three-run seventh inning to slip past Saint Augustine’s 5-2.
Clarence Peace went 3-for-4 for the Falcons with a double, while Calvin Butcher finished 2-for-2 with a run batted in.
East Carolina: High Point scored three times before East Carolina could pick up a bat and beat the Pirates 4-2.
Ben Fultz was 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Pirates.
N.C. Central: Tomeka Watson went 2-for-3 and hit her 11th home run of the season to help Elon beat N.C. Central 6-3. The Phoenix improved to 11-11 on the season while the Eagles fell to 2-21.
Shaw: Shaw beat Division I North Carolina A&T 6-3 in matches played Wednesday afternoon at Biltmore Hills Park. With the win, the Bears improved to 7-2 on the season.
Campbell: Junior Karolina Chernaya and freshman Ana Maria Ortiz notched singles wins for Campbell in a 5-2 loss at Coastal Carolina.