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Continuing Blog Coverage from the 2015 CCSA Championships

February 19, 2015  Athens, Ga.  RSS
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Continuing Blog Coverage from the 2015 CCSA Championships

The 2015 CCSA Swimming & Diving Championships continue, with day two under way at Georgia's Gabrielsen Natatorium. Tonight's evening session starts at 6 p.m. with the men's 500 freestyle B final.

Liberty had a strong showing in the morning prelims, with 16 student-athletes qualifying for tonight's finals (nine in A finals, four in B finals, three in C finals). The Lady Flames enter day two in fourth place, but earned the most finals swims of any team on the women's side today.

Kristin VanDeventer posted the top time in qualifying for the 500 free A final, swimming 4:54.19. Hannah Wakeley qualified in third in a lifetime-best 4:55.61, while Emily Duff is seeded seventh in the A final after swimming 5:00.24 this morning. Sarah Browning made the B final with a 12th place qualification in 5:04.18.

Prudence Rooker qualified with the second fastest time in the 200 individual medley, in a lifetime-best 2:02.83. Victoria Tschoke (2:03.86) is seeded sixth in the A final. Rachel Wasko swam a lifetime-best 2:04.95 this morning, qualifying in 12th place. Ranndi Grubbs (t-19th, 2:07.11) and Danielle Boothe (24th, lifetime-best 2:09.00) both made the C final.

Liberty placed four in the 50 free A final, led by Cori Gary's NCAA B cut time of 22.87 for second place. Meghan Babcock also swam a B cut, 22.97, to qualify in fourth. Rachel Hoeve clocked a lifetime-best 23.04 for sixth and Kendall Hough tied for seventh in a personal-best 23.10. Kendall Hart's lifetime-best 23.47 made the B final, in 13th, while Chloe Thomas (23.68) qualified 16th. Chelsea Pond clocked a lifetime-best 23.71, good for a 17th-place, C final qualification.

Madi Long competed in one-meter diving prelims this afternoon, scoring a total of 184.95 points.

Tonight's finals 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 2 – Finals (6 p.m.)
500-yard Freestyle (A – Kristin VanDeventer, Hannah Wakeley, Emily Duff; B – Sarah Browning)
200-yard Individual Medley (A – Prudence Rooker, Victoria Tschoke; B – Rachel Wasko; C – Ranndi Grubbs, Danielle Boothe)
50-yard Freestyle (A – Cori Gary, Meghan Babcock, Rachel Hoeve, Kendall Hough; B – Kendall Hart, Chloe Thomas; C – Chelsea Pond)
One-meter Diving (Women)
Three-meter Diving (Men)
200-yard Freestyle Relay "A"

For the first time this year, there will be three scored finals (A, B & C) of each individual event at the women's CCSA Championship, with 24 individuals scoring. With that comes a change in the scoring system.

Individual events will be scored as follows: 32-28-27-26-25-24-23-22-20-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Relay events will be scored as follows: 64-56-54-52-50-48-46-44-40-34-32-30-28-26-24-22-18-14-12-10-8-6-4-2

Live Blog 2015 CCSA Swimming & Diving Championships - Day 2 (Finals)