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.