March 17, 2010
Six Bruin will head to West Lafayette, IN to compete at the 2010 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, held March 18-20 at Purdue University.
Heading to West Lafayette, IN are juniors Brittany Beauchan, Lauren Hall and Sam Vanden Berge, sophomores Bianca Casciari and Yasi Jahanshahi and freshman Laurence Delisle. Five of the women will compete in three events during the National meet, while Beauchan will swim just the breaststrokes.
Beauchan heads into the meet with the No. 14 100 (1:00.45) and 200 (2:10.43) breaststroke times in the country.
Hall ranks 30th in the 200 IM (1:58.90), 11th in the 400 IM (4:08.71) and 32nd in the 200 breast (2:12.11).
Vanden Berge ranks 37th in the 500 free (4:44.11), 47th in the 200 free (1:47.68) and 19th in the mile (16:14.24).
Casciari will swim the 200 IM (1:59.75/42nd in NCAA), 100 fly (52.62/14th in NCAA) and 200 fly (1:55.30/8th in NCAA).
Jahanshahi will swim the 100 fly (53.40/34th in NCAA), 200 fly (1:56.55/18th in NCAA) and 500 free (4:48.36/65th in NCAA)
Delisle ranks 37th in the 200 IM (1:59.23), 45th in the 100 back (54.42) and 28th in the 200 back (1:55.48).
Thursday's events feature the 200 freestyle relay, 500 freestyle, 200 IM, 50 freestyle and 400 medley relay. Friday features the 200 medley relay, 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and 800 freestyle relay. Saturday's events include the 1650 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly and 400 freestyle relay.
NCAA.com will stream both sessions of competition on Thursday and Friday, and the preliminary session on Saturday. ESPN360.com will stream the finals live on Saturday. Additionally, ESPN2 will air a 90-minute show at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time, Tuesday, April 6.