Swim & Dive Qualifies Six for NCAA Championships

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Committee announced the participants for the 2019 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday and that list included six competitors from Gustavus.

Gustavus has qualified five men and one woman for the 2019 NCAA Championships – Matt Allison (Jr., Grand Rapids, Minn.), Dutch Franko-Dynes (Fy., Minneapolis, Minn.), Nolan Larson (So., West Des Moines, Iowa), Josh Muntifering (So., Buffalo, Minn.), Tanner Sonnek (Sr., North Mankato, Minn.), and Maggie Webster (Sr., Apple Valley, Minn.). The Gusties also have an opportunity to add three divers to the mix following the regional diving meets over the weekend. Those competing at the regional diving meet include Logan Bican (Jr., Monticello, Minn.), Jonathan Bovee (Sr., Farmington, Minn.), and Sophia Steinberg (So., Faribault, Minn.).

Allison, Franko-Dynes, Larson, and Muntifering qualified in the 800 free relay with a seed time of 6:42.21. Larson will also race in the 200 free and 200 IM, while Allison will compete in the 50 and 100 free. Sonnek qualified in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 54.28. He also will compete in the 200 breaststroke and 50 free. On the women’s side, Webster qualified in the 50 free with a time of 23.30 and will also race the 100 and 200 free.

The 2019 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships will be held March 20-23 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina.  The Old Dominion Athletic Conference and the Greensboro Aquatic Center will serve as co-hosts.  A total of 579 participants (526 swimmers and 53 divers) will compete in the championships.

Student-athletes qualified for the swimming portion of the championships by meeting the established minimum time for the events in which they entered. Divers will be determined by performances achieved at the regional diving meets March 1-2. The complete list of all swimmers competing in the championships is available at www.usaswimming.org/ncaa. Selected divers will be added to the website Monday, March 4.

NCAA.com will video stream all sessions Wednesday through Saturday of the championships.

 

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