March 6, 2013
2013 NCAA Pysch Sheet
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EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern senior Taylor Reynolds (St. Louis, Mo./Webster Groves) will make her second-career appearance at the NCAA Championships March 21-23 in Indianapolis, where she will represent the Wildcats in a pair of events.
Reynolds qualified for the meet as the No. 12 overall seed in the 50 free and the No. 26 seed in the 100 free according to the official pysch sheet (which can be downloaded at the top of this release).
Reynolds' 50 free on Thursday is the fourth scheduled event during the 10 a.m. CT/11 a.m. ET preliminary session after the 200 free relay, 500 free and 200 IM. She likely will take to the pool a little after 11 a.m. CT. On Saturday, Reynolds' 100 free prelim swim is the second schedule event after the 200 back, meaning she'll hit the water around 10:30 a.m. CT/11:30 a.m. ET. Live video of those sessions can be found from Indiana Sports Corp.
Reynolds broke the Northwestern school record in the 50 free at the 2013 Big Ten Championships with a time of 22.14 in the preliminary heats, lowering the previous mark of 22.26 set by 2008 All-American Andrea Hupman. Reynolds' 22.14 qualified her second overall for the evening swim, where she took fifth place.
The senior then tied for second overall in the 100 free during the final day of the conference meet with a career-best 48.81 in the finals.
At the 2012 NCAA Championships, Reynolds finished 36th in the 50 free and 48th in the 100 free. She already has gone much faster in both of those events this season than she did one year ago.
The Wildcats could have further representation at the NCAA Championships meet courtesy of their divers, specifically senior Felicitas Lenz (Altadena, Calif./Polytechnic School) and junior Cosima Lenz (Altadena, Calif./Polytechnic School). They will compete in the NCAA Zone C meet March 14-16 in West Lafayette, Ind., for the right to advance to the NCAA Championships.
Northwestern has qualified a representative for the NCAA Championships under head coach Jimmy Tierney in every year of his 19-year tenure with the exception of the 2011 season. NU finished in the top-15 in the nation on 10 of those occasions with its best recent finish coming via a 19th-place effort in 2008, the same year Tierney won Big Ten Coach of the Year honors.
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