GREENSBORO, N.C. (March 17, 2018) – Rollins freshman Alex Norcini closed the 2018 NCAA Championships on a high note, taking 17th in the 1650 freestyle.
"Alex did an excellent job of taking in this Championship experience and finished the weekend with what was probably his best race," said Tars head coach Kyle Berg. "He has a great deal to be proud of and I am certain that his accomplishments will grow over the next three years."
Seeded 24th going into the race, Norcini swam in the morning session, posting a time of 15:46.18. He then had to wait through the evening session to see where his time stacked up against the rest of the field.
"I'm glad to have closed the meet on a positive note," said Norcini. "I'm really excited for next season and to see what the team can accomplish."
The event closes a very busy and successful championship for the Rollins freshman. Although he didn't place in the finals, the experience of swimming at the championships will prove valuable for years to come. He was 40th in the 200 IM, 18th in the 200 IM and 28th in the 500 freestyle prior to his performance in the 1650.
The championship concludes the Tars 2017-18 swim season.