March 21, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS -- UC Davis senior Liliana Alvarez and freshman Hilvy Cheung wrapped up their first events at the 2014 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Minnesota on Friday, finishing 36th and 49th during the prelims of their respective events at the University Aquatic Center.
Alvarez, making her return to the NCAA Championships this season after missing the 2013 event due to injury, finished 36th in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:01.25 -- her fifth-fastest time in the event this season.
Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Emily McClellan finished with the quickest time, leading the championship field by touching in a time of 57.81.
In her first-ever appearance at the NCAA Championships, Cheung swam the 100 fly in a time of 53.80 -- her third-fastest time in the event this season, but six-tenths off her school-record time of 53.19 set at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships, topping the previous best that had stood for eight years.
Louisville's Kelsi Worrell clocked the fastest time during the prelims with a 50.95.
The Aggies' duo close out their stay in Minnesota with their final two events on Saturday (March 22) beginning at 9 a.m. PT, as Alvarez will swim the prelims of the 200 breaststroke and Cheung will follow with the 200 fly prelims. The finals of both events will be held later that evening at 5 p.m. PT.
NCAA WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
March 21, 2014
Minneapolis, Minn. - University Aquatics Center
100 FLY: 1. Kelsi Worrell (Louisville), 50.95... 49. Hilvy Cheung (UC Davis), 53.80.
100 BREASTSTROKE: 1. Emily McClellan (Wisconsin-Milwaukee), 57.81... 36. Liliana Alvarez (UC Davis), 1:01.25.