INDIANAPOLIS (March 16) – Blaise Wittenauer-Lee of Seattle University women’s swimming began action at the 2017 NCAA Championships, competing in the 200 IM Thursday. She swam a 2:01.00, good for 59th place in the preliminaries.

"On a stage like this, it was good to get her feet wet", said Coach Craig Nisgor. "One of our focuses over the last few weeks has been the breaststroke, so her time in that sets her up well for the next two days."

The senior tallied a solid time, including a 32.89 breaststroke split that ranked seventh among all swimmers in the event. She finished fifth in her heat.

Wittenauer-Lee will race in the 100 breaststroke prelims Friday morning, with the 200 breaststroke on Saturday.

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