Jacqueline Keire Earns Three NCAA Championship Berths
March 2, 2017

NCAA Official Psych Sheet

– University of Cincinnati swimmer Jacqueline Keire (Burlington, Ontario/Nelson) will cap off her collegiate career on a high note, qualifying for the NCAA Women’s Championship in three races. Keire will compete in the 100 and 200 freestyle for the fourth consecutive season and will be back for a second year in the 50 freestyle race.

The NCAA released its list of swimmers who qualified for the 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships this week, including Keire for the fourth time. The championships will be held March 15-18 at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana. IUPUI and the Indiana Sports Corp will serve as co-hosts.

Keire is seeded sixth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:43.19. Also seeded in the top-eight of that race are American Olympians Simone Manuel (1:40.37), Katie Ledecky (1:40.50), Cierra Runge (1:43.18), Leah Smith (1:43.29) and Lia Neal (1:43.34), as well as Hong Kong Olympian Siobhan Haughey (1:42.49). Additionally, Keire is seeded 15th in the 100 freestyle (47.95) and 34th in the 20 freestyle (22.19).

Her first action of the championship will be on Thursday, March 16, when she races in the 50 freestyle. The 200 freestyle will take place on Friday, March 17, while the 100 freestyle will be on Saturday, March 18. All prelim sessions will begin at 10 a.m. ET while the finals are set to begin at 6 p.m. each night.

A total of 322 participants will compete in the championships. Swimmers qualified for the championships by meeting the established minimum time for the events in which they entered throughout the year.

ESPN3.com will stream the championships finals sessions live on Friday and Saturday. Wednesday’s evening session, Thursday’s sessions along with the morning session on Friday and Saturday will be streamed live on NCAA.com and indianasportscorp.org/ncaasd. Additionally, ESPNU will air a two-hour broadcast via tape delay at 7 p.m. ET, Tuesday, March 28. Live results for the championships will be available on NCAA.com.