INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Over the past week, junior Destiny Nelson, a two-time Yale record holder, raced against the best in the nation in the 2017 Phillips 66 National Championships, hosted at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis from June 27 to July 1.
Nelson started off the meet with a 42nd place finish in the 200-meter backstroke. She touched with a time of 2:15.69, dropping over half a second from her seed time and moving up from her seed at 63rd and her 60th place finish in 2015.
In the individual medley events, Nelson placed 38th in the 400-meter individual medley with a time of 4:54.22 and 51st in the 200-meter individual medley with a time of 2:19.56. Notably, she climbed nearly thirty spots from her seed of 66th in the 400-meter individual medley and her 2015 finish at 68th.
More information about the championship meet, including the finals, can be found here.
Report by Neil Zheng, Yale Sports Publicity