Taking their first NCAA national team titles, the men’s and women’s swim teams of Queens won the Division II Swimming and Diving Championship on Saturday.
The Royals grabbed 12 national records during the four-day competition.
Patricia Castro-Ortega broke the first record of the evening, setting a new NCAA record in the 100 freestyle with a time of 48.92 and adding to her list of four individual NCAA records.
Queens’ second record of the evening came in the women’s 400 freestyle relay (3:18.75). Castro-Ortega took lead in the race followed by Lillian Gordy, Alexandra Marshall, and Caroline Arakelian.
Nicholas Arakelian took a first place in the men’s 1650 freestyle. His time took the school record in 15:10.33.
Matthew Josa won the 200 backstroke in 1.41.45 plus three other events.