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Continuing Coverage from CCSA Championships
The 2012 Coastal Collegiate Association (CCSA) Swimming and Diving Championships have reached their last session, with Saturday evening's finals closing out the meet in Athens, Ga. Liberty enters the evening in second place with 367.5 points, trailing Florida Gulf Coast, which has 564 points.
This morning, the Lady Flames had 11 swimmers qualify for tonight's finals, with eight making A finals and three earning spots in the B finals. Additionally, 13 out of 15 of the Lady Flames' swims were lifetime bests. Liberty athletes broke three program records and met one NCAA B cut.
Brye Ravettine earned the top seed in the 100 free in a program-record and NCAA B-standard 49.47. Cori Gary (51.73), Sarah McCorkle (51.50) and Meghan Babcock (51.66) will join Ravettine in the A final. Bethany Wakeley swam a Liberty-record 2:03.73 in the 200 fly, drawing the third seed. Erin Curry lowered Liberty's standard in the 200 back, in 2:02.94, qualifying third. Emily Duff (2:03.36) and Margaret Riel (2:03.73) will join Curry in the 200 back A final.
Today's action will feature pool-side, live blog coverage as the Lady Flames compete in Athens. Look for coverage to begin shortly before the 6 p.m. finals start with an interactive blog, where all are invited to interact with questions and comments.
Day 3 – Finals (6 p.m.)
1,650-yard Freestyle-Last heat of time finals
200-yard Backstroke (Erin Curry, Emily Duff, Margaret Riel)
100-yard Freestyle (Brye Ravettine, Cori Gary, Sarah McCorkle, Meghan Babcock, Marley Cripe, Chloe Thomas)
200-yard Butterfly (Bethany Wakeley, Rachel Nelson)
Three-meter Diving (Women)
400-yard Freestyle Relay "A"