Wayne State’s Piotr Jachowicz Sets NCAA Division II Record

CANTON, Ohio, February 9. DURING the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships, Wayne State's Piotr Jachowicz took down the NCAA Division II record in the men's 200-yard IM.

Jachowicz raced to a sizzling time of 1:45.92 in the event, becoming the first NCAA Division II man to clear the 1:46 mark. He broke the previous record of 1:46.03 set by Tampa's Aleksander Hetland back in 2009.

Jachowicz split the swim 23.41, 49.61 (26.47), 1:19.63 (30.02), 1:45.92 (26.29) en route to besting the GLIAC conference record of 1:46.31, and demolishing the GLIAC meet record of 1:48.79. He also took down the pool record held by two-time Olympic gold medalist Mark Gangloff, who had owned the mark with a 1:47.63.

Jachowicz is a 6-5 sophomore from Lodz, Poland, who earned six All-American citations during his freshman year with Wayne State, including a second-place finish at the 2012 NCAA Division II Championships in the 200-yard IM.

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