Harrison Heads to NCAA Championships

Photo By: Dave Nishitani/Oregon State Athletics   03-18-2014

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Oregon State sophomore Sammy Harrison heads to the second NCAA Championships of her collegiate career this week, as she travels to Minneapolis to compete in the season’s final event.

Harrison is seeded ninth in the 1,650 freestyle, after breaking the Oregon State record with a time of 1:55.57 at the Pac-12 Championships, earning the first individual conference title in Beaver swimming history. The Henderson, Nev., native also set an Oregon State record in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:40.30.

Harrison will begin her NCAA Championships run in the preliminary round of the 500 freestyle Thursday around 9:20 a.m. PT, with event finals coming later that evening. The 1,650 freestyle finals will be held around 3:30 p.m. PT on Saturday.

Harrison finished 31st in the 1,650 and 43rd in the 500 freestyle last season.

Both of Harrison's events will be streamed live at gophersports.com. The NCAA Championships will also be televised on tape-delay Wednesday, April 2 at 6 p.m. on ESPNU.


-Harrison will swim in the seventh heat of the 500 freestyle preliminaries. She will be in lane 1.