INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, March 6. USUALLY when Swimming World releases a psych sheet we go into an analysis of some of the top match-ups at said meet. This year, however, with the NCAA Women's Division I Championships there need be only one stat quoted to know just how fast it could be – 10.
That's it. Just 10 B cuts will make the meet this year:
Natalie Sacco, Texas (16:24.06)
Lindsey Largo, West Virginia (16:25.44)
Morgan Callaway, West Virginia (54.50)
Samantha Vanderbilt, Florida (1:57.36)
Morgan Scroggy, Georgia (1:57.36)
Castina Wabeke, Minnesota (1:57.37)
Christy Williams, South Carolina (1:59.01)
Laura Wadden, Stanford (1:59.03)
Sam Cheverton, Ohio State (1:59.11)
800 freestyle relay:
Alicia Aemisegger, Brett Shiflett, Justina DiFazio, Meredith Monroe
Georgia head coach Jack Bauerle must be living right as a pair of his Bulldogs had B cuts initially make it. Also, his former protege Vic Riggs, the head coach at West Virginia, also had a pair of B cut times make it for his Mountaineers.
However, with Lauren English withdrawing from consideration for Georgia, Minnesota's Castina Wabeke moved into her spot with a B cut in the 200 back.
There are some clear seed-favorites in events like the 500 free, where Florida's Caroline Burckle has a nearly five second seed-lead on the field, and the 800 free relay where Auburn has a six-second seed-lead over Georgia. Additionally, Florida's Gemma Spofforth owns a two-second seed-lead over SMU's Anya Carman in the 200 back, while USC's Rebecca Soni already topped the NCAA record in the 200 breast with a 2:06.11 to sit three seconds in front of Stanford's Elizabeth Smith.
As for the rest of the meet, let's just say there will be a lot of shoot outs. Check out the sheet.