WHITTIER, Calif. – Freshman Brooke Geske (San Pedro, Calif.) returned home after taking part in the NCAA Division III National Championships and what a four-day event she had making history for the Whittier College Swimming & Diving program.
Geske took part in the National Championships for the first time in her career, which were hosted by IUPUI in Indianapolis, IN and she became the first Poet swimmer ever to score during the NCAA's.
She qualified in both the 100 and 200 Back after winning both events during the SCIAC Championships and then decided for her bonus event to swim the 50 Free.
The 50 Free was the first event for her during the National Championships and finished 46th with a time of 24.29.
After a day off she then entered the pool in her top event, the 100 Back and there she performed placing 16th in the prelims, which qualified her for the finals. In the evening session, she came back and made history finishing 15th with a time of 56.73, garnering Honorable Mention All-American Status, while picking up two points for the Purple & Gold.
In her final event on the last day, she swam in the 200 Back but couldn't reach the finals as she fell to 25th with a time of 2:04.50, ending her record-breaking trip.