Patricia Castro-Ortega Sets Division II National Record

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Patricia Castro-Ortega of Queens University of Charlotte is a new national record holder for Division II swimming. The sophomore set a record in the women’s 400-yard individual medley on Saturday evening.

Queens University of Charlotte was competing at the two day Wingate Fall Frenzy. Castro-Ortega posted a 4:12.28, winning by over six seconds.

Castro-Ortega also helped set a new pool record in the 200-yard medley relay. The team consisted of backstroker Hannah Peiffer, breaststroker Shelly Prayson, butterflier Castro-Ortega and freestyler Kyrie Dobson. 

Going into the final day of the Wingate Fall Frenzy, Queens University of Charlotte is in first place on the men’s side with 1,358.5 points. Wingate University is in second place with 1,212 points, Gardner-Webb University is in third with 1,096.5 points and Catawba College is in fourth place with 476 points.

For the women, Queens University of Charlotte is in first with 1,357 points. Wingate University is in second with 1,244 points, Gardner-Webb University is in third with 1,065 and Catawba College is in fourth with 326 points.

Event winners in the first two days of the Wingate Fall Frenzy:

Women’s 500-yard freestyle: Patricia Castro-Ortega

Men’s 500-yard freestyle: Dion Dressens

Women’s 200-yard individual medley: Sofia Petrenko 

Men’s 200-yard individual medley: Leif-Henning Kluever 

Women’s 50-yard freestyle: Ana Fish 

Men’s 50-yard freestyle: Nathan Lile 

Women’s 400-yard individual medley: Patricia Castro-Ortega

Men’s 400-yard individual medley: Nicholas Arakelian 

Women’s 100-yard butterfly: Mary Beaver

Men’s 100-yard butterfly: Nathan Lile

Women’s 200-yard freestyle: McKenzie Stevens 

Men’s 200-yard freestyle: Jerome Heidrich 

Women’s 100-yard breaststroke: Jessika Weiss 

Men’s 100-yard breaststroke: Rostyslav Fedyna 

Women’s 100-yard backstroke: Viktoriya Arkhipova 

Men’s 100-yard backstroke: Zachary Phelps 

Tomorrow, the final day of the Wingate Fall Frenzy, men’s 1650-yard freestyle, women’s 200-yard backstroke, men’s 200-yard backstroke, women’s 100-yard freestyle, men’s 100-yard freestyle, women’s 200-yard breaststroke, men’s 200-yard breaststroke, women’s 200-yard butterfly, men’s 200-yard butterfly, the women’s 400-yard freestyle relay and the men’s 400-yard freestyle relay.

 

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Author: Peter Baugh

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Peter Baugh is a freshman at the University of Missouri and is the assistant sports editor for the Maneater, Mizzou's student run newspaper. He swam and played baseball in high school. He is a two time finalist in the National Scholastic Press Association Sports Story of the Year contest and was named the SSP Journalist of the Year for the St. Louis area. He served as co editor-in-chief for his high school newspaper, The Globe, and also worked for the St. Louis American newspaper.

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