Trinity's McStocker Breaks Two School Records At NCAA Women's Swimming And Diving Championships

Trinity's McStocker Breaks Two School Records At NCAA Women's Swimming And Diving Championships

Indianapolis, Ind. - Trinity College first-year Samantha McStocker (Weston, Conn.) posted school-record times of 1:55.99 in the 200-yard freestyle and 56.81 in the 100-yard backstroke in the NCAA Division III Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at IU Natatorium at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Ind. this weekend.  McStocker concluded her three days of racing with a 26th-place time of 2:04.51 in the 200-yard backstroke in this morning's session.  McStocker had qualified for the NCAA Championships due to with time of 2:02.07 in the 200-yard back at Williams College's Women's February Invitational on February 25.  She bested her own record by .11 seconds in the 100-yard back to finish 23rd overall on Friday, while her time in the 200-yard free on Friday placed her 45th in the field.  

McStocker's qualifying time in the 200-yard backstroke was the fastest of the seven provisional times to make the cut and was 11th-fastest in the field entering the weekend.  McStocker finished fourth in the 200-yard backstroke, fifth in the 100-yard back, and sixth in the 50-yard back in the 2018 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championships, broke five individual Trinity records (100 free, 100 IM, 50 back, 100 back, 200 back), and was on the 200- and 400-yard medley relay and the 200-yard free relay that broke school records this season.  She is the first Trinity swimmer to qualify for the NCAA Championships since 1994 and the first female since 1983.

"Sam's invitation to compete at the NCAA Championships was validation that she is in fact a member of an elite group of student-athletes who earned the opportunity to be a part of a national championship meet.," said Trinity Head Coach Carlos Vega. "The experience she has had sharing the pool with the best of the best in NCAA Division III has been invaluable for her growth and development as a young woman but also for Trinity. While she has been a one-woman team this weekend, she knows she is also swimming for family, all her teammates and our alums that have supported her and the program all season! I was so excited to watch her perform this weekend.  Sam is the ultimate competitor."


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