Nan Liu Hits B Standard Twice At Conference USA Championship
Feb. 29, 2008
HOUSTON, Texas - At the Conference USA Swimming & Diving Championship, University of Northern Colorado sophomore Nan Liu surpassed the B standard in both the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly, finishing third in both events.
After the third day, the Bears are in sixth place with 211, while SMU is cruising past all the competition with 628, for more than a 200-point advantage over second place Rice (207).
Liu clocked a 54.80 in the 100 fly to finish third behind a pair of SMU swimmers and swam a 55.57 in the finals of the 100 backstroke after a 55.37 in the preliminaries. In the backstroke, she also finished behind a pair of Mustangs.
The B standard is a provisional qualifying time for the NCAA Championship. If enough swimmers have not met the automatic time (A standard), the field will be filled in descending order of swimmers who have met the B time.
Other top finishers on the day for the Bears included Kelly Schmeckpepper Cook finishing eighth in the one-meter diving with a point total of 233.30 and Schmitt placing ninth overall and first in the consolation finals of the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:53.47.
The Conference USA Championship concludes tomorrow as the Bears finish up their second conference championship in three weeks.