COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – UNCW qualified nine swimmers and three divers for the finals portion of Thursday’s Colonial Athletic Association championships.

The Seahawks dominated the men’s 50 free preliminaries, qualifying five sprinters to the finals event. Leading the quintet was Ned Tyler, who clocked in at 20.24 seconds, moving him into seventh on UNCW’s all-time list. Gabe Thran (20.30) and Drew Gaertner (20.39) jumped into eighth and ninth all-time, respectively.

Rachel Sears advanced with an NCAA “B” cut time of 22.85, ranking her third on UNCW’s all-time list.

In the men’s 500 Free, Christian Cremer touched the wall in a time of 4:30.38 to advance and move into fourth on UNCW’s all-time list.

UNCW received a pair of school-record breaking efforts in the 200 IM with Christine Souther setting a women’s record with a time of 2:03.00 and Michael Baric posting another NCAA “B” cut time of 1:47.62 on the men’s side.

In diving, Allen Crosby (316.90) was joined by Chase Seymour (293.80) and Nathan Lane (271.05) in advancing to tonight’s 1-meter diving finals.

The finals begins at 6 p.m. and can be watch at CAA.tv for free.