Schrecongost qualifies for NCAA Division-II National Swimming Championships

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Staci Schrecongost (center) qualified for the national championships in the 100, 200 and 500-yard freestyles.
Staci succeed at PSAC championship

By Tyler Trumbauer
Sports Editor /Spectator

Staci Schrecongost was very pleased with how she fared at the PSAC Championships last month. She thought it was a great way to end her collegiate swimming career.

However, that isn’t how it’s going to end.

The senior swimmer has one more meet left as she qualified for the NCAA Division II National Swimming Championships, which are held in the natatorium at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 11 through March 14.

The Kensington, Pennsylvania native will be competing in three events at the championships held next week. She will be swimming in the 200-yard freestyle, the 100-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle.

Her time in the 200-yard freestyle of 1:50.23 ranks 11th in all of Division II. Additionally, she ranks 25th in the 100-yard and 23rd in the 500-yard freestyle races with times of 51.27 and 4:59.06, respectively.

Schrecongost has seen plenty of success this season in this trio of events. She set school records in all three while competing in the PSAC Championship late last month in York, Pennsylvania. The Scot won the 100 and 200-yard freestyles while settling for second place in the 500-yard freestyle.

This is the first time Schrecongost will be competing at the national championships in her career. She is the lone Fighting Scot on either the men’s or women’s team to qualify for nationals this season. A year ago, three ladies competed in the national meet. Alexis Berdine, Holly Stein and Goezde Tekin represented Edinboro at the championships, which were held at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

Tyler Trumbauer is the sports editor for the Spectator. He can be reached by sports.spectator@gmail.com