Queens’ Patricia Castro Ortega Wins 4th Title With NCAA D2 Record in 100 Free

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Queens’ Patricia Castro Ortega had a strong last 50 at the 2016 NCAA Division II Championships to take the win in the women’s 100-yard free in 48.54. The senior broke her own NCAA D II record of 48.92 she set last year at this meet. This is her fourth individual win and fourth DII record this weekend.

Drury’s Wen Xu, who broke the D II record in the 50 free earlier this weekend, took second in 49.41. Carson Newman’s Margaret Stansberry finished third in 49.92.

Truman State’s Nicole Sisson (50.26), Queens’ Kyrie Dobson (50.30), UC-San Diego’s Colleen Daley (50.73), Florida Southern’s Kelsey Gouge (50.88), and Queens’ Josephina Lorda (51.08) rounded out the top eight.

=== Championship Finals ===                       
 
  1 Patri Castro Ortega    SR Queens (NC)         49.57      48.54R  20  
    r:+0.73  23.62        48.54 (24.92)
  2 Wen Xu                 JR Drury               49.13      49.41   17  
    r:+0.74  23.46        49.41 (25.95)
  3 Margaret Stansberry    SO Carson-Newman       50.23      49.92   16  
    r:+0.66  23.86        49.92 (26.06)
  4 Nicole Sisson          SO Truman St.          50.74      50.26   15  
    r:+0.62  24.24        50.26 (26.02)
  5 Kyrie Dobson           FR Queens (NC)         50.33      50.30   14  
    r:+0.66  24.08        50.30 (26.22)
  6 Colleen Daley          SR UCSD                50.50      50.73   13  
    r:+0.69  24.07        50.73 (26.66)
  7 Kelsey Gouge           SR Florida Southern    50.82      50.88   12  
    r:+0.70  24.13        50.88 (26.75)
  8 Josephina Lorda        FR Queens (NC)         50.85      51.08   11  
    r:+0.72  24.62        51.08 (26.46)
 
                       === Consolation Finals ===                        
 
  9 Yekaterina Gakhokidze  JR Bridgeport          51.03      50.75    9  
    r:+0.70  24.80        50.75 (25.95)
 10 Natalie Tang           JR UCSD                51.16      50.81    7  
    r:+0.67  24.67        50.81 (26.14)
 11 Natalia Garriock       SO Saint Leo           51.02      50.84    6  
    r:+0.67  24.74        50.84 (26.10)
 12 Peggy Devilliers       SR West Florida        50.88      51.06    5  
    r:+0.72  24.66        51.06 (26.40)
 13 Darielle Watkins       SR UCSD                51.08      51.09    4  
    r:+0.76  25.13        51.09 (25.96)
 14 Katie Crochet          SO Southern Conn       51.12      51.17    3  
    r:+0.77  24.69        51.17 (26.48)
 15 Lezlie Bueno Estrada   FR Wayne State         51.18      51.39    2  
    r:+0.72  24.28        51.39 (27.11)
 16 Tatiana Shepel         JR Bridgeport          51.14      54.09    1  
    r:+0.82  25.88        54.09 (28.21)
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    Bill Bell

    If she don’t nake the Spanish Olympic team it’ll be a bigger crime than Watergate — unless she completely falls apart @ their Trials next month — which is about as likely as Katie Ledecky qualifying for Rio in the 50 free.

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