Busy Second Day for Tars Women at NCAA’s

Beatriz Olivieri
Beatriz Olivieri

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 14, 2019) – Beatriz Olivieri set a new school record in the 200-yard freestyle to highlight Rollins women's swimming's second day at the NCAA Division II National Championship. 

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Olivieri joined fellow freshman Sydney Willis in the pool for the Tars on Thursday. 

Willis posted a time of 1:52.75 in the 200-yard freestyle to finish 33rd in qualifying. Olivieri finished second in her heat and was 24th in the prelims, posting a school record of 1:51.39. The time bettered Audrey Kula's record of 1:51.78 set in 2012. 

Olivieri started her day with the 100-yard butterfly prelims, stopping the clock at 55.84. Her time was 23rd best in the session and just half a second away from a spot in the finals. 

The NCAA Championship continues through Saturday at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. Willis will take part in the 500-yard freestyle and 1650 freestyles coming up at the championship. Olivieri swims her specialty 200-yard butterfly on Friday. Fans can catch the action live at NCAA.com.