Queens’ Dion Dreesens Smokes NCAA D2 Record in 500 Free

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Queens’ Dion Dreesens dropped nearly four seconds from his record-breaking prelims swim to win the men’s 500-yard free at the 2016 NCAA Division II Championships in 4:17.09. The junior’s time crushed his own DII record of 4:20.70 he set earlier this morning. This is his third individual win of the meet after taking the title in the 1000 and 200 free. His 200 free was also a DII record.

West Chester’s Victor Polyakov dropped over four seconds from this morning to take second in 4:20.33. Simon Fraser’s Adrian VanderHelm finished third in 4:21.04.

Queens’ Nick Arakelian (4:22.34), Simon Fraser’s Mackenzie Hamill (4:24.39), Saint Leo’s Daniel Bis (4:26.05), Missouri S&T’s Jon Glaser (4:26.32), and Indy’s Vitor Botana (4:27.00) completed the top eight.

=== Championship Finals ===                       
 
  1 Dion Dreesens          JR Queens (NC)       4:20.70    4:17.09R  20  
    r:+0.82  22.68        47.86 (25.18)
        1:13.69 (25.83)     1:39.57 (25.88)
        2:05.56 (25.99)     2:32.05 (26.49)
        2:58.35 (26.30)     3:24.75 (26.40)
        3:51.22 (26.47)     4:17.09 (25.87)
  2 Victor Polyakov        JR West Chester      4:24.69    4:20.33R  17  
    r:+0.77  23.42        48.94 (25.52)
        1:14.97 (26.03)     1:40.85 (25.88)
        2:06.96 (26.11)     2:33.22 (26.26)
        2:59.80 (26.58)     3:26.45 (26.65)
        3:53.44 (26.99)     4:20.33 (26.89)
  3 Adrian VanderHelm      SO Simon Fraser      4:25.51    4:21.04   16  
    r:+0.73  23.56        49.36 (25.80)
        1:15.73 (26.37)     1:42.26 (26.53)
        2:09.07 (26.81)     2:36.07 (27.00)
        3:02.94 (26.87)     3:29.73 (26.79)
        3:56.14 (26.41)     4:21.04 (24.90)
  4 Nick Arakelian         SO Queens (NC)       4:23.31    4:22.34   15  
    r:+0.68  23.67        49.16 (25.49)
        1:15.19 (26.03)     1:41.61 (26.42)
        2:08.26 (26.65)     2:35.00 (26.74)
        3:01.85 (26.85)     3:28.60 (26.75)
        3:55.73 (27.13)     4:22.34 (26.61)
  5 Mackenzie Hamill       FR Simon Fraser      4:26.17    4:24.39   14  
    r:+0.76  24.16        50.19 (26.03)
        1:16.75 (26.56)     1:43.51 (26.76)
        2:10.26 (26.75)     2:37.31 (27.05)
        3:04.71 (27.40)     3:31.62 (26.91)
        3:58.51 (26.89)     4:24.39 (25.88)
  6 Daniel Bis             SO Saint Leo         4:25.14    4:26.05   13  
    r:+0.82  24.14        50.07 (25.93)
        1:16.15 (26.08)     1:42.63 (26.48)
        2:09.24 (26.61)     2:36.23 (26.99)
        3:03.05 (26.82)     3:30.50 (27.45)
        3:58.23 (27.73)     4:26.05 (27.82)
  7 Jon Glaser             JR Missouri S & T    4:25.76    4:26.32   12  
    r:+0.68  23.91        50.62 (26.71)
        1:17.21 (26.59)     1:44.05 (26.84)
        2:11.13 (27.08)     2:38.33 (27.20)
        3:05.64 (27.31)     3:33.12 (27.48)
        4:00.31 (27.19)     4:26.32 (26.01)
  8 Vitor Botana           FR Indy              4:26.35    4:27.00   11  
    r:+0.65  24.03        50.72 (26.69)
        1:17.54 (26.82)     1:44.45 (26.91)
        2:11.69 (27.24)     2:38.87 (27.18)
        3:06.36 (27.49)     3:33.73 (27.37)
        4:00.99 (27.26)     4:27.00 (26.01)
 
                       === Consolation Finals ===                        
 
  9 Chandler Pourvahidi    JR UCSD              4:28.11    4:26.99    9  
    r:+0.80  24.53        51.45 (26.92)
        1:18.85 (27.40)     1:46.22 (27.37)
        2:13.76 (27.54)     2:40.62 (26.86)
        3:07.51 (26.89)     3:34.52 (27.01)
        4:01.23 (26.71)     4:26.99 (25.76)
 10 Alex Reinbrecht        SO Drury             4:28.06    4:27.34    7  
    r:+0.65  24.11        50.90 (26.79)
        1:18.01 (27.11)     1:45.17 (27.16)
        2:12.44 (27.27)     2:39.79 (27.35)
        3:07.04 (27.25)     3:34.21 (27.17)
        4:01.60 (27.39)     4:27.34 (25.74)
 11 Gustavo Silva Santa    JR Lindenwood        4:27.60    4:27.74    6  
    r:+0.78  24.84        51.46 (26.62)
        1:18.59 (27.13)     1:46.18 (27.59)
        2:13.37 (27.19)     2:40.78 (27.41)
        3:08.20 (27.42)     3:35.95 (27.75)
        4:02.26 (26.31)     4:27.74 (25.48)
 12 Robert Griffith        SO Cal Baptist       4:28.03    4:28.68    5  
    r:+0.74  24.38        51.04 (26.66)
        1:18.40 (27.36)     1:45.89 (27.49)
        2:13.35 (27.46)     2:40.70 (27.35)
        3:08.14 (27.44)     3:35.59 (27.45)
        4:02.51 (26.92)     4:28.68 (26.17)
 13 Blake Woodrow          SO Nova S'eastern    4:28.94    4:29.09    4  
    r:+0.81  24.13        50.54 (26.41)
        1:17.26 (26.72)     1:44.25 (26.99)
        2:11.87 (27.62)     2:39.37 (27.50)
        3:07.10 (27.73)     3:34.74 (27.64)
        4:02.32 (27.58)     4:29.09 (26.77)
 14 Matthew Holmes         FR Florida Southern  4:28.67    4:30.13    3  
    r:+0.60  23.97        50.68 (26.71)
        1:18.27 (27.59)     1:45.75 (27.48)
        2:13.44 (27.69)     2:41.05 (27.61)
        3:08.69 (27.64)     3:36.40 (27.71)
        4:03.67 (27.27)     4:30.13 (26.46)
 15 Nathan Sawicki         FR Delta State       4:28.74    4:30.73    2  
    r:+0.77  24.55        51.27 (26.72)
        1:18.43 (27.16)     1:45.98 (27.55)
        2:13.87 (27.89)     2:41.45 (27.58)
        3:09.06 (27.61)     3:36.68 (27.62)
        4:04.41 (27.73)     4:30.73 (26.32)
 16 Bradley Strathmeyer    SR West Chester      4:27.21    4:31.28    1  
    r:+0.73  24.31        50.98 (26.67)
        1:18.30 (27.32)     1:45.65 (27.35)
        2:13.03 (27.38)     2:40.60 (27.57)
        3:08.30 (27.70)     3:36.23 (27.93)
        4:04.04 (27.81)     4:31.28 (27.24)
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