2017 NCAA Division III Championships: NCAA Records Highlight Day 2 Prelims

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Women’s 200 Free Relay

NCAA Record: 1:31.42 – Muir, Sanchez-Aizcorbe, Taylor, Bergh (Emory-2016)
2016 Top 8: 1:34.69
2016 Top 16: 1:35.86

MIT’s Priscilla Wu anchored her team to victory in heat two in a 22.98. Her efforts allowed her to catch Denison’s Kt Kustritz who split a 23.55. Carolyn Kane split a 22.90 as the second leg, but it was just out of reach as MIT won the heat in 1:33.65 to Denison’s 1:33.74.

Heat three went to Saint Thomas in 1:33.90 including a 22.52 leg from Emma Paulson. Emory’s team of Caroline Olson, Megan Taylor, Marcela Sanchez-Aizcorbe and Marissa Bergh took the top seed by winning heat four in 1:32.44. Sanchez-Aizcorbe raced to a 22.48 which will be a big split if Bergh repeats her 22.5 from last night.

Williams holds the second seed at 1:33.44, with some definite room to improve on a couple of splits. Leadoff Delaney Smith was 24.04 while 50-free Champion Emma Waddell was also three tenths slower than her relay split last night.

Johns Hopkins finished eighth in 1:34.32 while NYU took home sixteenth in 1:34.86.

                       === Preliminaries ===                        
 
  1 Emory                               1:32.42    1:32.44  
     1) Olson, Caroline FR            2) Taylor, Megan SO             
     3) Sanchez-Aizcorbe, Marcela SR  4) Bergh, Marissa SR            
                 23.63        46.90 (23.27)
        1:09.38 (22.48)     1:32.44 (23.06)
  2 Williams                            1:33.96    1:33.44  
     1) Smith, Delaney JR             2) Jones, Lauren SR             
     3) Jackson, Olivia SR            4) Waddell, Emma JR             
                 24.04        47.55 (23.51)
        1:10.93 (23.38)     1:33.44 (22.51)
  3 MIT                                 1:34.15    1:33.65  
     1) Jedryka, Veronika SR          2) Staszel, Lilia FR            
     3) Chen, Jessica JR              4) Wu, Priscilla FR             
                 23.44        47.31 (23.87)
        1:10.67 (23.36)     1:33.65 (22.98)
  4 Denison                             1:34.47    1:33.74  
     1) Nutter, Gabriella FR          2) Kane, Carolyn SR             
     3) Kirby, Casey FR               4) Kustritz, KT FR              
                 23.74        46.64 (22.90)
        1:10.19 (23.55)     1:33.74 (23.55)
  5 St. Thomas                          1:33.49    1:33.90  
     1) Molitor, Tiana JR             2) Paulson, Emma SR             
     3) Strauss, Katelyn SO           4) Howard, Alexandra SO         
                 24.27        46.79 (22.52)
        1:10.35 (23.56)     1:33.90 (23.55)
  6 Kenyon                              1:34.05    1:34.04  
     1) Toscos, Zoe FR                2) Wilson, Abby SO              
     3) Duncan, Laura SR              4) Orbach-Mandel, Hannah SO     
                 24.15        47.20 (23.05)
        1:10.73 (23.53)     1:34.04 (23.31)
  7 Wash U. MO                          1:34.12    1:34.22  
     1) Collins, MariMac SR           2) Sapp, Lauren SO              
     3) Carlos, Lauren SR             4) Seidner, Mollie FR           
                 23.90        47.33 (23.43)
        1:10.49 (23.16)     1:34.22 (23.73)
  8 Johns Hopkins                       1:34.70    1:34.32  
     1) Wisniewski, Anna JR           2) Jones, Kaitlin JR            
     3) Shapiro, Alison FR            4) Petersen, Kristen FR         
                 24.18        47.66 (23.48)
        1:10.91 (23.25)     1:34.32 (23.41)

Men’s 200 Free Relay

NCAA Record: 1:18.06 – Somers, Turk, Richardson, Ramsey (Kenyon – 2012)
2016 Top 8: 1:22.10
2016 Top 16: 1:23.07

Williams’ Benjamin Lin put the Ephs back in the lead in heat two splitting 20.12.  Grant Johnson had the best split of the four in 20.07. Their time of 1:21.78 was good enough for the sixth seed. Close behind in the second heat was Washington University who also had a great anchor leg from Justin Morrell in 20.24.

Emory took control of heat three right from the start and gave Oliver Smith very clean water for the last leg which is always dangerous for everyone else. He anchored in 19.14 as the team swam a 1:19.78. Alexander Hardwick also swam a 20.04 which made a big impact for the eagles. MIT was a distant second in 1:21.18, which is respectable in its own right proving just how dominant Emory was this morning.

The final heat went to Wisconsin- Stevens Point in 1:21.44 for the overall third seed. All four men split under 21 but it was not enough to hit their seed time of 1:20.34. Do not count out this team tonight but it will be a challenge for anyone to beat Emory in this one.

Denison (1:21.99) and Kenyon (1:22.07)finished ninth and eleventh, respectively, which definitely shakes things up a bit in the team scoring. Emory has much less scoring opportunity in the individual races today compared to last night so this is important for the Eagles.

                       === Preliminaries ===                        
 
  1 Emory                               1:20.42    1:19.78  
     1) Kolleck, Trey SO              2) Schwartz, Aaron JR           
     3) Hardwick, Alex JR             4) Smith, Oliver JR             
                 20.33        40.60 (20.27)
        1:00.64 (20.04)     1:19.78 (19.14)
  2 MIT                                 1:21.71    1:21.18  
     1) Edskes, Bouke FR              2) Erickson, Dane JR            
     3) Bogle, Jeremy JR              4) Tomazin, Josh JR             
                 20.78        41.21 (20.43)
        1:01.23 (20.02)     1:21.18 (19.95)
  3 UW-Stevens Point                    1:20.34    1:21.44  
     1) Englehardt, Jack JR           2) Jekel, Sam SR                
     3) Richardson, Brandon JR        4) Donnellan, Reilly SO         
                 20.12        40.25 (20.13)
        1:01.07 (20.82)     1:21.44 (20.37)
  4 Pomona-Pitzer                       1:22.13    1:21.70  
     1) Hui, Adrian SO                2) Hallman, Mark JR             
     3) Drover, Ryan SO               4) To, Sam JR                   
                 20.73        41.15 (20.42)
        1:01.57 (20.42)     1:21.70 (20.13)
  5 Johns Hopkins                       1:21.69    1:21.75  
     1) Holder, Evan SR               2) Wilson, Mark JR              
     3) Ashmead, Mike JR              4) Bauchwitz, Jeremy SR         
                 20.35        40.17 (19.82)
        1:00.59 (20.42)     1:21.75 (21.16)
  6 Williams                            1:21.76    1:21.78  
     1) Freeman, John SR              2) Maher, Curtis SO             
     3) Johnson, Grant SR             4) Lin, Ben SR                  
                 21.14        41.59 (20.45)
        1:01.66 (20.07)     1:21.78 (20.12)
  7 Wash U. MO                          1:22.48    1:21.84  
     1) Brown, Ross JR                2) Lagieski, Michael SR         
     3) Van Patten, Chase FR          4) Morrell, Justin SR           
                 20.66        40.93 (20.27)
        1:01.60 (20.67)     1:21.84 (20.24)
  8 TCNJ                                1:21.35    1:21.92  
     1) Coppola, Adam JR              2) Gajdzisz, Ryan SR            
     3) Vitabile, Scott SR            4) Nesbitt, Andrew SR           
                 20.77        40.83 (20.06)
        1:01.01 (20.18)     1:21.92 (20.91)

Women’s 400 IM

NCAA Record: 4:13.14 – Caroline Wilson, Williams (2012)
2016 Top 8: 4:26.45
2016 Top 16: 4:30.11

The first of the circle-seeded heats went to Bowdoin’s Sterling Dixon. With a dominant first half, Dixon went un-challenged through 350 yards. Kalamazoo’s Colleen Orwin and Kenyon’s Marysol Arce chased her down on last 50 but could not quite finish the job. Dixon won the heat in 4:23.79, Arce took second in 4:24.12 and Orwin was a close third in 4:24.58. Arce brought it home in a 57.78 while both Dixon and Orwin split 1:00.

Just a sophomore, Emory’s Julia Durmer completely took over heat four of this event. The next closest competitor finished eight seconds behind her as she dropped nearly four seconds from her best. A 1:13.25 breast split followed by a 59.57 surged her to victory and the top seed for tonight. Expect Durmer to be in the mix at the halfway point and then watch out for her to make this her race.

Williams’ Megan Pierce looked very smooth this morning racing to a 4:18.21. She knows how to handle this race at this level and had solid splits all around. You can expect her to be out and home faster tonight, so expect to see a great race between these two ladies. If Pierce can withstand a great Durmer breaststroke, she will be in contention to win this race once again.

                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Durmer, Julia          SO Emory             4:20.26    4:16.37  
                 27.48        58.16 (30.68)
        1:31.37 (33.21)     2:03.55 (32.18)
        2:39.95 (36.40)     3:16.80 (36.85)
        3:47.11 (30.31)     4:16.37 (29.26)
  2 Pierce, Megan          SR Williams          4:17.02    4:18.21  
                 27.48        59.21 (31.73)
        1:32.48 (33.27)     2:04.62 (32.14)
        2:41.54 (36.92)     3:19.09 (37.55)
        3:48.92 (29.83)     4:18.21 (29.29)
  3 Kwong, Bridgitte       SO Amherst           4:24.40    4:21.80  
                 28.56      1:00.00 (31.44)
        1:32.90 (32.90)     2:04.60 (31.70)
        2:42.27 (37.67)     3:20.72 (38.45)
        3:51.79 (31.07)     4:21.80 (30.01)
  4 Dixon, Sterling        SO Bowdoin           4:22.50    4:23.79  
                 28.08        59.34 (31.26)
        1:32.75 (33.41)     2:05.94 (33.19)
        2:44.47 (38.53)     3:23.43 (38.96)
        3:54.04 (30.61)     4:23.79 (29.75)
  5 Ong, Ming-fen          JR Emory             4:25.78    4:24.10  
                 27.54        58.94 (31.40)
        1:33.21 (34.27)     2:07.31 (34.10)
        2:45.19 (37.88)     3:23.37 (38.18)
        3:54.28 (30.91)     4:24.10 (29.82)
  6 Arce, Marysol          SO Kenyon            4:24.84    4:24.12  
                 28.62      1:00.96 (32.34)
        1:35.21 (34.25)     2:07.80 (32.59)
        2:47.30 (39.50)     3:26.34 (39.04)
        3:56.53 (30.19)     4:24.12 (27.59)
  7 Nicklas-Morris, Emma   FR Carnegie Mellon   4:25.31    4:24.36  
                 27.94        59.43 (31.49)
        1:34.23 (34.80)     2:09.05 (34.82)
        2:46.96 (37.91)     3:25.30 (38.34)
        3:55.03 (29.73)     4:24.36 (29.33)
  8 Orwin, Colleen         SR Kalamazoo         4:27.21    4:24.58  
                 27.82        59.11 (31.29)
        1:34.17 (35.06)     2:07.96 (33.79)
        2:46.06 (38.10)     3:24.39 (38.33)
        3:55.14 (30.75)     4:24.58 (29.44)

Men’s 400 IM

NCAA Record: 3:46.62 – Harrison Curley, Kenyon (2015)
2016 Top 8: 3:59.15
2016 Top 16: 4:03.96

New York University took back-to-back heats this morning Reid Hansen won heat one in 3:56.17 and Ian Rainey claimed heat two in 3:52.56. The men hold the fifth and second seed, respectively. Both men looked smooth this morning and are expected to swim faster tonight. This event could really move NYU up in the team rankings as they disqualified their 200 medley relay in last night’s final.

Kenyon will also have a squad of athletes in tonight’s final in Michael Bartholomew (3:56.51), Brooks McCoy (3:55.94) and Ian Reardon (3:55.09). This will be huge for them as they try to chase down Emory in the team scores. They also have one swimmer in the consolation final, Colin Reardon with a 3:58.39.

The top seed went to Denison’s Jackson Lindell with a 3:52.06. Lindell and Rainey swam nearly identical 100 splits so expect this to be a great race to watch tonight. Teammate Matthew Hedman swam to a best of 3:57.25 this morning and will join Lindell in the A final.

                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Lindell, Jackson       SR Denison           3:51.56    3:52.06  
                 24.91        53.20 (28.29)
        1:22.45 (29.25)     1:51.20 (28.75)
        2:23.98 (32.78)     2:56.68 (32.70)
        3:25.21 (28.53)     3:52.06 (26.85)
  2 Rainey, Ian            JR NYU               3:52.08    3:52.56  
                 24.69        52.44 (27.75)
        1:21.70 (29.26)     1:50.68 (28.98)
        2:23.79 (33.11)     2:56.89 (33.10)
        3:24.96 (28.07)     3:52.56 (27.60)
  3 Reardon, Ian           SR Kenyon            3:53.63    3:55.09  
                 24.93        53.71 (28.78)
        1:23.34 (29.63)     1:53.59 (30.25)
        2:26.06 (32.47)     2:58.75 (32.69)
        3:27.34 (28.59)     3:55.09 (27.75)
  4 McCoy, Brooks          SO Kenyon            3:56.23    3:55.94  
                 25.15        53.80 (28.65)
        1:24.17 (30.37)     1:53.64 (29.47)
        2:26.88 (33.24)     3:01.23 (34.35)
        3:29.28 (28.05)     3:55.94 (26.66)
  5 Hensen, Reid           SO NYU               3:53.31    3:56.17  
                 24.81        53.16 (28.35)
        1:23.73 (30.57)     1:53.37 (29.64)
        2:25.95 (32.58)     2:58.87 (32.92)
        3:28.44 (29.57)     3:56.17 (27.73)
  6 Bartholomew, Michael   FR Kenyon            3:54.42    3:56.51  
                 25.50        54.41 (28.91)
        1:23.74 (29.33)     1:52.84 (29.10)
        2:26.06 (33.22)     2:59.65 (33.59)
        3:28.74 (29.09)     3:56.51 (27.77)
  7 Hedman, Matthew        SO Denison           3:59.03    3:57.25  
                 25.02        53.41 (28.39)
        1:23.82 (30.41)     1:53.63 (29.81)
        2:28.04 (34.41)     3:03.00 (34.96)
        3:30.91 (27.91)     3:57.25 (26.34)
  8 McKenzie, Brandon      SO MIT               3:56.31    3:57.83  
                 25.12        53.98 (28.86)
        1:24.29 (30.31)     1:55.03 (30.74)
        2:27.89 (32.86)     3:01.67 (33.78)
        3:30.07 (28.40)     3:57.83 (27.76)

Women’s 100 Fly

NCAA Record: 52.64 – Kirsten Nitz, Wheaton (IL) (2014)
2016 Top 8: 55.74
2016 Top 16: 56.06

Waddell did not waste any time this morning blasting a 53.78 to take the top seed. This was a season best for Waddell as she looked very strong the whole way through. Expect her to be faster tonight as she had a few long walls and no one anywhere near her in her prelims swim.

Niamh O’Grady looked like herself once again taking the second seed in 54.81. She tied Grove City’s Anne Dassow for the second spot, and was followed closely by Denison’s Carolyn Kane. Both Dassow and O’Grady went best times this morning, while Kane was just two tenths off. Between these three, it could be anyone’s race to take second, but it will be hard to compete with Waddell’s speed and underwaters.

Emory places a pair of swimmers in the A final as well; Sanchez-Aizcorbe raced to a best of 55.03 for the fifth seed while junior Megan Campbell was just .01 behind for sixth. Rounding out the A final will be Kathy Lin of NYU (55.06) and Abigail Brown of Johns Hopkins (55.33). It took St. Thomas’ Katelyn Strauss‘ 56.16 to make the consolation final.

                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Waddell, Emma          JR Williams            54.14      53.78  
                 24.99        53.78 (28.79)
  2 O'Grady, Niamh         JR Wash U. MO          55.17      54.81  
                 25.99        54.81 (28.82)
  2 Dassow, Anne           FR Grove City          55.75      54.81  
                 25.75        54.81 (29.06)
  4 Kane, Carolyn          SR Denison             54.67      54.93  
                 25.88        54.93 (29.05)
  5 Sanchez-Aizcorbe, Mar  SR Emory               55.66      55.03  
                 26.14        55.03 (28.89)
  6 Campbell, Megan        JR Emory               54.99      55.05  
                 25.24        55.05 (29.81)
  7 Lin, Kathy             FR NYU                 55.17      55.06  
                 26.18        55.06 (28.88)
  8 Brown, Abigail         SR Johns Hopkins       55.72      55.33  
                 26.23        55.33 (29.10)

Men’s 100 Fly

NCAA Record: 46.97 – Reed Dalton, Washington University (2015)
2016 Top 8: 48.72
2016 Top 16: 49.13

In much closer heats than the women’s event, Williams senior Ben Lin was able to hold off MIT’s Bouke Edskes and Mary Washington’s Dallas Tarkenton to claim the final heat in 47.97. Edskes finished in 48.26 and Tarkenton went a 48.32; these are the top three seeds headed into tonight’s final.

There will be eight different schools represented in tonight’s final otherwise led by Claremont-Muddscripps’ Matthew Williams in 48.35. He will certainly be in the mix tonight as will Albion sophomore Nate Kozycki in 48.49. Denison will be represented by Kenny Fox (48.63), Tufts will have sophomore Kingsley Bowen in the race (48.74) and Wisconsin-Stevens Point will have senior Sam Jekel (48.77).

                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Lin, Ben               SR Williams            47.76      47.97  
                 22.56        47.97 (25.41)
  2 Edskes, Bouke          FR MIT                 48.70      48.26  
                 22.52        48.26 (25.74)
  3 Tarkenton, Dallas      SR Mary Washington     48.62      48.32  
                 22.68        48.32 (25.64)
  4 Williams, Matt         SR Claremont MS        48.66      48.35  
                 22.37        48.35 (25.98)
  5 Kozycki, Nathanial     SO Albion              49.52      48.49  
                 22.50        48.49 (25.99)
  6 Fox, Kenny             SO Denison             48.52      48.63  
                 22.55        48.63 (26.08)
  7 Bowen, Kingsley        SO Tufts               49.06      48.74  
                 23.06        48.74 (25.68)
  8 Jekel, Sam             SR UW-Stevens Point    48.79      48.77  
                 22.22        48.77 (26.55)

Women’s 200 Free

NCAA Record: 1:44.82 – Kendra Stern, Amherst (2011)
2016 Top 8: 1:50.68
2016 Top 16: 1:51.85

Emory took the top two seeds in this event out of the final heat of morning swims. Sophomore Fiona Muir (1:47.73) and junior Cindy Cheng (1:48.25) easily won their heat; Muir dropped nearly two full seconds off her entry time while Cheng was just one tenth off. Teammate Julia Wawer also snuck into the A final racing to the seventh seed at a best 1:50.34.

Kenyon will challenge the Eagle entries with Abigail Wilson taking the third seed in 1:48.30 and Hannah Orbach-Mandel in 1:49.90. Orbach-Mandel’s best is a 1:48.7 so do not count her out despite being slightly off this morning. With a little bit faster out she should be right in the mix.

Nicole Zanolli of Washington University and Lauren Jones of Williams were also under 1:50 at 1:49.32 and 1:49.81. Emory’s Marissa Bergh took the sixteenth seed in 1:51.12, a one second drop for the senior.

                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Muir, Fiona            SO Emory             1:49.70    1:47.73  
                 24.74        52.24 (27.50)
        1:19.90 (27.66)     1:47.73 (27.83)
  2 Cheng, Cindy           JR Emory             1:48.13    1:48.25  
                 25.00        52.16 (27.16)
        1:20.27 (28.11)     1:48.25 (27.98)
  3 Wilson, Abby           SO Kenyon            1:49.00    1:48.30  
                 25.48        52.80 (27.32)
        1:20.38 (27.58)     1:48.30 (27.92)
  4 Zanolli, Nicole        JR Wash U. MO        1:49.81    1:49.32  
                 26.23        54.22 (27.99)
        1:22.01 (27.79)     1:49.32 (27.31)
  5 Jones, Lauren          SR Williams          1:51.09    1:49.81  
                 25.56        53.31 (27.75)
        1:21.41 (28.10)     1:49.81 (28.40)
  6 Orbach-Mandel, Hannah  SO Kenyon            1:48.71    1:49.90  
                 25.80        53.71 (27.91)
        1:21.86 (28.15)     1:49.90 (28.04)
  7 Wawer, Julia           JR Emory             1:51.37    1:50.34  
                 25.22        53.05 (27.83)
        1:21.68 (28.63)     1:50.34 (28.66)
  8 Costley, Campbell      SR Denison           1:50.56    1:50.40  
                 25.75        53.30 (27.55)
        1:21.80 (28.50)     1:50.40 (28.60)

Men’s 200 Free

NCAA Record: 1:36.63 – Dennis Mulvihill, Kenyon (1988)
2016 Top 8: 1:39.03
2016 Top 16: 1:39.64

Just .03 off the Division III NCAA record, Johns Hopkins’ Evan Holder took the top seed in the 200 free at 1:36.67. He swam a very controlled and even swim, and could be two to three tenths faster on his final 50 tonight so be on record-watch for sure. His morning effort was good enough to break the Division III meet record in this event.

His biggest challenger may be from Keene State’s Ryan Boraski, who came into the meet with the seventh seed. Boraski swam a best 1:37.32, but the top five swimmers all swam season bests as well. It did not look like anyone truly backed off in this event, as it was much faster than last year.

Fresh off his own NCAA Division III record in last night’s 500 freestyle, Arthur Conover of Kenyon took the third seed in 1:37.93. Walt Dauksher swam a best 1:37.96 for fourth and a pair of Eagles were next in line. Thomas Gordon dropped nearly three seconds in 1:38.06 and was followed by Christian Baker in 1:38.16. Gordon is having quite the day of racing after a great split in the 200 free relay.

Michael Wohl of Johns Hopkins (1:38.34) and Karl Sarier of Bowdoin (1:38.49) will round out the top heat. After placing second in last night’s 500, John’s Hopkins’ Andy Greenhalgh will swim in the consolation final (1:39.02). Kenyon’s Robert Williams will be the sixteenth seed in 1:39.26.

                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Holder, Evan           SR Johns Hopkins     1:36.93    1:36.67  
                 22.52        47.10 (24.58)
        1:11.71 (24.61)     1:36.67 (24.96)
  2 Boraski, Ryan          SR Keene St.         1:38.79    1:37.32  
                 21.70        46.14 (24.44)
        1:11.22 (25.08)     1:37.32 (26.10)
  3 Conover, Arthur        SR Kenyon            1:38.05    1:37.93  
                 23.16        47.89 (24.73)
        1:12.67 (24.78)     1:37.93 (25.26)
  4 Dauksher, Walt         SO Denison           1:38.97    1:37.96  
                 23.40        48.41 (25.01)
        1:12.98 (24.57)     1:37.96 (24.98)
  5 Gordon, Thomas         SO Emory             1:40.64    1:38.06  
                 23.12        47.97 (24.85)
        1:13.28 (25.31)     1:38.06 (24.78)
  6 Baker, Christian       SR Emory             1:38.09    1:38.16  
                 22.99        47.72 (24.73)
        1:12.75 (25.03)     1:38.16 (25.41)
  7 Wohl, Michael          SO Johns Hopkins     1:39.78    1:38.34  
                 22.78        47.24 (24.46)
        1:12.48 (25.24)     1:38.34 (25.86)
  8 Sarier, Karl           SO Bowdoin           1:38.34    1:38.49  
                 23.26        48.27 (25.01)
        1:13.55 (25.28)     1:38.49 (24.94)

Women’s 400 Medley Relay

NCAA Record: 3:40.13 – Oberholzer, Kaestner, Saiz, Towsend (Kenyon, 2013)
2016 Top 8: 3:48.30
2016 Top 16: 3:52.06

Tonight’s race between Emory and Williams will certainly be one to watch. Both teams practiced very safe starts, so it will be interesting to see who takes the win when everything is on the line tonight. Freshman Caroline Olson of Emory put the Eagles on top after splitting a blistering 49.93 split. This was where Williams fell off in prelims but Waddell was essentially racing herself. And realistically, can you ever count out Emma Waddell? Not with the meet she’s having.

Denison will likely take third as they simply do not have the backstroke speed of Cheng or Jackson. With three freshmen preceding her, senior Carolyn Kane will try to hold off the rest of the field.

                       === Preliminaries ===                        
 
  1 Emory                               3:42.94    3:41.97  
     1) Cheng, Cindy JR               2) Kowalsky, Annelise SR        
     3) Sanchez-Aizcorbe, Marcela SR  4) Olson, Caroline FR           
                 26.77        55.03 (55.03)
        1:23.77 (28.74)   1:56.50 (1:01.47)
        2:22.21 (25.71)     2:52.04 (55.54)
        3:15.82 (23.78)     3:41.97 (49.93)
  2 Williams                            3:42.79    3:42.17  
     1) Jackson, Olivia SR            2) White, Caroline FR           
     3) Hare, Maia SO                 4) Waddell, Emma JR             
                 26.78        54.64 (54.64)
        1:23.13 (28.49)   1:56.10 (1:01.46)
        2:21.93 (25.83)     2:51.18 (55.08)
        3:15.36 (24.18)     3:42.17 (50.99)
  3 Denison                             3:44.10    3:44.52  
     1) Kirby, Casey FR               2) Kustritz, KT FR              
     3) Le, Angela FR                 4) Kane, Carolyn SR             
                 26.85        56.57 (56.57)
        1:25.56 (28.99)   1:58.32 (1:01.75)
        2:23.82 (25.50)     2:53.78 (55.46)
        3:17.84 (24.06)     3:44.52 (50.74)
  4 NYU                                 3:45.94    3:45.22  
     1) Li, May SO                    2) Gibbs, Elise SR              
     3) Lin, Kathy FR                 4) Leung, Noel SO               
                 27.56        56.95 (56.95)
        1:26.01 (29.06)   1:59.75 (1:02.80)
        2:25.20 (25.45)     2:54.22 (54.47)
        3:18.45 (24.23)     3:45.22 (51.00)
  5 W & L                               3:47.48    3:45.25  
     1) Rollo, Emily SR               2) Hageboeck, Emily FR          
     3) MacQueen, Ali FR              4) Chancey, Elle SO             
                 26.88        55.76 (55.76)
        1:25.82 (30.06)   2:00.17 (1:04.41)
        2:25.81 (25.64)     2:55.16 (54.99)
        3:19.21 (24.05)     3:45.25 (50.09)
  6 Conn College                        3:48.45    3:45.44  
     1) Fergus, Danielle SO           2) Erb, Mary FR                 
     3) Peterson, Anna SR             4) Haskell, Olivia SO           
                 27.60        56.74 (56.74)
        1:25.59 (28.85)   1:59.30 (1:02.56)
        2:25.32 (26.02)     2:55.62 (56.32)
        3:19.25 (23.63)     3:45.44 (49.82)
  7 Kenyon                              3:44.27    3:46.31  
     1) Otazu, Summer FR              2) Wilson, Julia JR             
     3) Desai, Kanchi JR              4) Toscos, Zoe FR               
                 26.96        56.47 (56.47)
        1:24.98 (28.51)   1:57.96 (1:01.49)
        2:24.09 (26.13)     2:54.48 (56.52)
        3:18.68 (24.20)     3:46.31 (51.83)
  8 Amherst                             3:48.10    3:46.39  
     1) Moriarty, Stephanie JR        2) Shu, Ingrid FR               
     3) Lam, Geralyn JR               4) Rumpelt, Natalie FR          
                 27.23        56.37 (56.37)
        1:26.02 (29.65)   1:59.56 (1:03.19)
        2:25.31 (25.75)     2:55.22 (55.66)
        3:19.59 (24.37)     3:46.39 (51.17)

Men’s 400 Medley Relay

NCAA Record: 3:13.03 – Ono, Wilson, Baker, Smith (Emory-2015)
2016 Top 8: 3:18.93
2016 Top 16: 3:22.97

Two Division III NCAA records fell this morning to close out the second preliminary session. In heat one, Benjamin Lin led off Williams’ relay with a 46.93 100 backstroke, breaking his own mark of 47.03 set in 2015. His splits were 22.51-24.42. He then handed off to teammates Jack Melnick, Timothy Kostolansky and Grant Johnson who combined for the tied-second seed in 3:16.26.

The other team tied for second is the Kenyon group of Ben Baturka, Trevor Manz, Jonathon Zimdars and Weston Carpenter. Manz made up huge ground for the Lords in the breaststroke leg splitting a 53.94.

But despite all this excitement, the true headline of the event was the new Division III NCAA record set by Sage Ono, Andrew Wilson, Mitchell Cooper and Trey Kolleck of Emory in heat three. Ono posted a respectable 48.20 to start things off followed by a typical Andrew Wilson show-stopping 51.91 100 breast. Mitchell Cooper then swam a 48.50 fly leg followed by Trey Kolleck with the third-fastest free split of the field in 44.35.

Other notable splits include Rowan’s Jesse Novak anchoring his relay in 43.57 and a 53.55 breaststroke leg from Washington University’s Michael Lagieski. The College of New Jersey will be the sixteenth seed at 3:20.36.

                       === Preliminaries ===                        
 
  1 Emory                               3:13.03    3:12.96  
     1) Ono, Sage FR                  2) Wilson, Andrew SR            
     3) Cooper, Mitchell SR           4) Kolleck, Trey SO             
                 23.14        48.20 (48.20)
        1:12.35 (24.15)     1:40.11 (51.91)
        2:02.37 (22.26)     2:28.61 (48.50)
        2:49.47 (20.86)     3:12.96 (44.35)
  2 Kenyon                              3:19.48    3:16.26  
     1) Baturka, Ben FR               2) Manz, Trevor SR              
     3) Zimdars, Jonathon SO          4) Carpenter, Weston SO         
                 23.98        49.18 (49.18)
        1:14.18 (25.00)     1:43.12 (53.94)
        2:05.62 (22.50)     2:31.70 (48.58)
        2:52.68 (20.98)     3:16.26 (44.56)
  2 Williams                            3:18.20    3:16.26  
     1) Lin, Ben SR                   2) Melnick, Jack SO             
     3) Kostolansky, Timothy JR       4) Johnson, Grant SR            
                 22.51        46.93 (46.93)
        1:12.65 (25.72)     1:42.59 (55.66)
        2:04.60 (22.01)     2:30.86 (48.27)
        2:52.30 (21.44)     3:16.26 (45.40)
  4 Wash U. MO                          3:17.79    3:16.77  
     1) Wilson, Peyton FR             2) Lagieski, Michael SR         
     3) Pek, Andrew SO                4) Brown, Ross JR               
                 23.59        49.26 (49.26)
        1:14.43 (25.17)     1:42.81 (53.55)
        2:05.27 (22.46)     2:31.35 (48.54)
        2:52.89 (21.54)     3:16.77 (45.42)
  5 MIT                                 3:16.93    3:17.51  
     1) Smith, Daniel SO              2) McKenzie, Brandon SO         
     3) Edskes, Bouke FR              4) Bogle, Jeremy JR             
                 23.80        50.16 (50.16)
        1:15.80 (25.64)     1:45.84 (55.68)
        2:07.69 (21.85)     2:33.33 (47.49)
        3:17.51 (44.18)                    
  6 NYU                                 3:19.96    3:17.54  
     1) Moody, Chad JR                2) Kou, Timothy JR              
     3) Delbuono, Joe SO              4) Katz, Alexander JR           
                 23.73        48.87 (48.87)
        1:14.06 (25.19)     1:43.04 (54.17)
        2:05.44 (22.40)     2:32.49 (49.45)
        2:53.86 (21.37)     3:17.54 (45.05)
  7 Denison                             3:17.71    3:17.83  
     1) Wesseling, Jason JR           2) Foster-Smith, Tiernan SO     
     3) Marsden-Readford, Liam JR     4) Wagner, Zach JR              
                 24.08        50.22 (50.22)
        1:15.43 (25.21)     1:45.45 (55.23)
        2:07.65 (22.20)     2:33.75 (48.30)
        2:54.57 (20.82)     3:17.83 (44.08)
  8 Johns Hopkins                       3:16.55    3:18.30  
     1) Conzola, Peter JR             2) Sterrett, Scott SR           
     3) Wilson, Mark JR               4) Ashmead, Mike JR             
                 23.71        49.60 (49.60)
        1:15.32 (25.72)     1:44.85 (55.25)
        2:06.88 (22.03)     2:33.28 (48.43)
        2:54.48 (21.20)     3:18.30 (45.02)