Indianapolis – In her first event from the NCAA National Swimming Championships, Northern State senior Hannah Kastigar finished as the National Runner-up. The Aberdeen native took second overall in the 200 IM, finishing one place higher than her 2017 appearance.
Kastigar qualified for finals with the third fastest preliminaries time of 2:00.31. She then swam to a time of 1:59.78 in the championship heat, trailing the national champion by under two seconds. Her mark was just 0.73 seconds off her school record mark set back in 2016-17. The runner-up finish is the fifth All-American honor of her Northern State career.
The senior continues competition tomorrow in the 400 IM, where she finished as the 2017 NCAA National Champion in the event. Stay tuned to @nsuwolves_sw on Twitter for up to the minute updates on race start times and finishes.