NCAA Division II Championships: West Chester’s Ann Carozza Sets 100 Fly Record

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NCAA Division II Championships: West Chester’s Ann Carozza Sets NCAA 100 Fly Record

West Chester’s Ann Carozza set an NCAA Division II record at the 2022 NCAA Division II Championships Thursday, going 52.06 in prelims of the 100 butterfly.

The senior downed the record set by 2019 champion Polina Lapshina of Queens, who went 52.16. Carozza’s prelims time is already more than two seconds clear of the winning time from last year, a 54.46 by Drury’s Kasia Rogowska.

Carozza is the top seed by .72 seconds of Lynn’s Luna Mertins. Cece Meyer of Queens is also sub 53 to get into the A final.

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2022 NCAA Division II Championship Team Scores

Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 10                     
 
  1. Queens (Nc)                       157   2. Nova S'Eastern                    129
  3. Indy                              126   4. Drury                             111
  5. Carson-Newman                      53   6. Wingate                            52
  7. Lindenwood                         47   8. Tampa                              44
  9. West Chester                       43  10. Nmu                                40
 11. Msu Mankato                        39  12. Delta State                        38
 12. West Florida                       38  14. Simon Fraser                       27
 15. Colorado Mesa                      24  16. Lynn                               21
 17. McKendree                          18  18. Augustana                          15
 19. Wayne State                        14  19. Florida Tech                       14
 21. Florida Southern                    7  22. Henderson St.                       5
 22. Mines                               5  24. Iup                                 3
 25. St Cloud St                         2  25. Umsl                                2
Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 11                      
 
  1. Queens (Nc)                       181   2. Indy                              154
  3. Drury                             144   4. McKendree                          79
  5. Colorado Mesa                      74   6. Lindenwood                         71
  6. Findlay                            71   8. Wingate                            67
  9. Wayne State                        48  10. Florida Southern                   45
 11. Nova S'Eastern                     43  12. Carson-Newman                      34
 13. Delta State                        31  13. Grand Valley                       31
 15. Oklahoma Christian                 30  16. Henderson St.                      28
 17. Rollins                            25  18. Missouri S & T                     24
 19. St Cloud St                        22  20. Simon Fraser                       17
 21. Nmu                                13  22. Clarion University                  4
 23. Southern Conn                       2  24. Lynn                                1
 24. UT Permian Basin                    1

The University of Indianapolis had a strong morning it looks to move up from third in the women’s competition. Marizel van Jaarsveld secured the top seed in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:18.55. Teammate Andrea Gomez Espinosa is fourth. Nova Southeastern had two top-five finishers, led by May Lowy in second. Bec Cross of Drury is third.

Queens’ Monica Gumina is the pacesetter in the 200 free, in 1:47.00, almost two seconds clear of the field. Indy got into second via Krystal Caylor, with another half-second back to Simon Fraser’s Tori Meklensek.

Queens’ freestyle prowess has the men in good position to defend their lead for at least another day. The Royals have three of the top four seeds, led by Alex Kunert’s 1:35.17. Second is Skyler Cook-Weeks (1:35.61), .01 up on Lewis’ Ruben van Leeuwen. Balazs Berecz of Queens earned the fourth seed.

Queens also has three A finalists in the 400 IM, though none higher than Mohamed Hegazy in fourth. Collyn Gagne of Simon Fraser set the pace with a time of 3:48.14. Indy’s Cedric Buessing and Nova Southeastern’s Jarryd Baxter also cracked 3:50.

Drury’s Dominick Karacic set the pace in the 100 fly, going 46.58. The eight finalists are clustered within six tenths, though, with Findlay’s duo of Camilo Marrugo Montano and Tom Stollings also under 47 seconds along with third seed Kael Yorke of Indy.

Thursday’s finals session includes women’s 3-meter diving and the medley relays.