College swimming: McKenzie Stevens wins a national title

Published 11:24 pm Friday, March 16, 2018

Staff report

GREENSBORO — Former Salisbury High star McKenzie Stevens won the 200-yard butterfly for Queens in the Division II Swimming and Diving National Championships on Friday evening.

Stevens was clocked in 1:56.89, a Division II record for the event. She broke her own record and won her first individual national championship.

Stevens had set the record with a 1:57.62 effort in the Blue Grass Mountain Conference Championships last month. She was named the conference’s female swimmer of the year.

Stevens, a senior, also is the Queens record holder in the 50 butterfly and the 1000 freestyle.

On Thursday, Stevens was part of the Queens 400 medley relay team that won a national championship, and she was runner-up in the 200 freestyle.

On Wednesday, she was ninth in the 200 IM.

Stevens will swim in the 100 freestyle today.

The four-day meet concludes today, with Queens in pursuit of its fourth straight national championship.

A story on Stevens is upcoming.