UK diving 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/3/14) – Freshman swimmer Kendra Crew set a new UK record in the 200 breaststroke to highlight the final day of the NCAA Last Chance Qualifier in Athens, Ga., Sunday for the University of Kentucky swimming program.

All five Wildcats to compete on the event’s second day placed in the top four of their respective events, and all earned NCAA B qualifying times.

Crew finished fourth in the A Final of the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:13.01. The school-record time is the eighth UK record broken during the 2013-14 season by Kentucky swimmers.

Freshman Kelly Berger placed second overall in the 1,650 yard freestyle in 16:22.01, the third-fastest time in school history. Fellow freshman Kendal Casey touched the wall in 16:29.80, just behind Berger in third.

Kyle Higgins, also a freshman, added a fourth-place finish in 200 butterfly A Final with a time of 1:46.59. Senior Maclin Simpson was third in prelims of the same race and finished in 1:46.73 but did not race in the finals.

On Saturday, the first day of the Last Chance Qualifier, senior Lucas Gerotto, junior George Greenhalgh and Crew represented UK in an effort to improve their season-best times to earn an NCAA A or B qualifying time.

Greenhalgh, who posted the top time in the prelims of the 100 yard breaststroke, placed second in the A Final with a 53.77 after a 53.66 in the prelims.

Gerotto finished third in the A Final of the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 47.52. He also finished third in the prelims with a 47.40.

Both of Greenhalgh and Gerotto’s times were NCAA B qualifying times.

Crew recorded the sixth-fastest time in the prelims in the 100 yard breaststroke with a 1:02.75. While she qualified for the A Final, she did not compete in the evening final.

View complete swimming results here.

SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics
.

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

38th Annual Special Populations Fishing Tournament to be Held at Honker Lake

KENTUCKY (4/26/15) — Kentucky Lake Bass Club and the Knights of Columbus of Aurora will sponsor the 38th Annual Special… Read More

MCCH May 2015 Support Group Dates

MURRAY, Ky. (4/25/15) — Murray-Calloway County Hospital will be offering several support group meetings during the… Read More
1 DOW 18,080.14
+21.45 (0.12%)    
2 S&P 2,117.69
+4.76 (0.23%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,092.08
+36.02 (0.71%)    

Most Read This Week

April 17, 2015 12196

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 7610

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 5812

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 20, 2015 4923

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 24, 2015 4212

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 12196

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8838

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 25, 2015 1274

Above and Beyond: Wade Simons

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 1020

Elementary Girls in Good GRACES with Unique…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 871

Planning Commission Approves Zoning Amendments…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 818

Superheroes ‘Bowl for Kids Sake’

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 731

Focus on Hopkins County: Interview with Sheriff…

by Tim Thomas
April 25, 2015 673

Webster County Traffic Advisory

by Keith Todd
April 25, 2015 594

Tobacco Quitline Callers Eligible for Extra…

by Beth Fisher
April 25, 2015 550

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 538

Keeping the Faith - 'To Die Trying'

by Ronnie McBrayer
April 25, 2015 511

Hooked on Science - 'Magnetic Money'

by Jason Lindsey