Keire Swims to All-American Finish at NCAA Championship
March 17, 2017

Friday NCAA Finals Results

INDIANAPOLIS – University of Cincinnati swimmer Jacqueline Keire (Burlington, Ontario/Nelson) swam her way to history on Friday evening, finishing seventh in the women’s 200 freestyle at the 2017 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 1:43.69. 

With the top-eight finish, the senior earned All-America honors after receiving honorable mention All-America accolades in each of the past two seasons with top-16 finishes in the 200 freestyle (2015) and 100 freestyle (2016).

"Jackie had her sights on finishing her college career in the best way possible and her preparation for this meet was outstanding" said head coach Mandy Commons-DiSalle. "She accomplished what she set out to do at the National Championship meet - represent the Bearcats on the podium. I am very proud of her and all of her accomplishments."

Olympic Champion Katie Ledecky of Stanford and Mallory Comerford of Louisville tied for the gold in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:40.36 while Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel rounded out the top three with a time of 1:40.70.

In addition to her seventh-place finish in the 200 freestyle, Keire represented UC in the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle, placing 20th and 21st overall, respectively. 

Keire finishes her UC career as a three-time All-American, a 12-time NCAA qualifier, a three-time American Athletic Conference Most Outstanding Swimmer and 13-time conference champion.