Following Liberty's runner-up finish at the 2015 CCSA Swimming & Diving Championships, Nick Pierce of the Liberty Flames Sports Network (LFSN) caught up with head coach Jake Shellenberger.
After winning their first CCSA title in 2014, the Lady Flames finished in second place to six-time champion Florida Gulf Coast at this year's conference championship meet, held Wednesday through Saturday at Georgia's Gabrielsen Natatorium
On the meet as a whole, the Lady Flames registered 11 podium finishes (six individual, five relay), six program records and seven NCAA B cuts.
Junior Kendall Hough had a standout meet, earning three podium finishes. Hough placed second in the 100 back while finishing third in both the 50 free and 100 free. Hannah Wakeley claimed second place in the 200 fly while taking third in the 1,650 free. Emily Duff picked up her seventh career podium finish with a second-place showing in the 200 back.
Hough set a pair of new program records, in the 50 back (24.97) and 100 back (53.98), while Wakeley broke program records in the 1,000 free (10:06.55) and 1,650 free (16:45.43). Duff set new program standards in the 200 back (1:56.50) and 400 individual medley (4:19.56).
Sophomore Victoria Tschoke pocketed the first two B cuts of her career, in both the 100 back and 200 back, while Hough swam B cut times in the 50 free and 100 back. Seniors Duff (200 back), Meghan Babcock (50 free) and Cori Gary (50 free) posted one B cut swim apiece for the week.
The Liberty swimmers who recorded NCAA B cut times will await word on selection for the 2015 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, which will be held in Greensboro, N.C., March 19-21.
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