MINNEAPOLIS – Two days into the 2010 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, both senior Jackson Kowalski (Keizer, Ore./McNary) and freshman Tracy Wormwood (Elk River, Minn.) have gotten their feet wet, competing in the preliminary rounds of one event each.
Wormwood opened up the competition for the Loggers in the national championship meet on Wednesday by posting a 2:14.28 in the 200 individual medley.
Kowalski joined in on the fun in the men’s 100 butterfly prelims on Thursday morning, slightly improving his seed team with a time of 50.86 but still falling short of qualifying for one of the evening finals.
Friday will give Kowalski his best chance to earn All-America honors for the second straight season as he is seeded 12th in the 100 backstroke He is also expected to swim on Saturday in the 200 backstroke, an event he earned Honorable Mention All-American honors in last season.
Wormwood will also be in action on Friday and Saturday, competing in the 100 breaststroke on Friday and the 200 breaststroke on Saturday.
Fans who can’t make it to Minneapolis for the championship meet can follow the action on NCAA.com, the official online home of the NCAA.