|Sterbis 49th in nation|
Jamie Sterbis may not have had the outcomes she'd dreamed about at the NCAA National Swimming and Diving Championships, but she did learn lessons she can use as she continues her University of Idaho career.
"Tough to say that today was a bit of a learning experience but that's what it was," said coach Mark Sowa after Sterbis was clocked in 2:00.21 - a time nearly three seconds slower than her best, in the 200 fly. "The heat jumped out a bit on her and we reacted to that which is not the way we normally race. You can't do that at a meet this fast and move on."
Nevertheless, Sterbis reached college swimming's premier meet in just her second year as a collegian. She also competed in the 100 fly on Friday.
"We are so proud of Jamie for representing the Vandals at our national championships as well as our conference," Sowa said. "In two short years, she has turned herself into one of the best butterflyers in the country and she and her team have such a bright future.
"She learned that not only can she make this meet but she can score here as well. She'll be back and will turn some heads next time."