2017 NCAA Division III National Championships: Emory Men Take 200 Free Relay In Dominant Fashion

Photo Courtesy: Hayley Good

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Men’s 200 Free Relay

NCAA Record: 1:18.06 – Somers, Turk, Richardson, Ramsey (Kenyon – 2012)
2016 Champion: 1:19.83 – Kolleck, Hardwick, Schwartz, Smith (Emory)

The Emory men followed up the women’s record-setting performance with a victory of their own. The team of Trey Kolleck, Aaron Schwartz, Alex Hardwick and Oliver Smith. Smith blasted an 18.97 anchor leg, easily the fastest split this year in Division III. Having three swimmers under twenty seconds gave them the edge this time around. In fact, no other relay had a sub-20 split on it out of both final heats.

Johns Hopkins bettered their entry time by about seven tenths tonight to take second, while UW-Stevens Point claimed third in 1:21.05.

Senior Jesse Novak led his team to the win in the consolation final leading off in a 20.01. He joined Eric Feuerstein, Nicholas Marks and Nathan Wojtowicz for the victory. Out of the ordinary, Denison finished in tenth place and Kenyon tied with Tufts for eleventh.

Additionally, MIT was disqualified in the championship final.

                            === Championship Final ===                            
 
  1 Emory                               1:19.78    1:19.03   40  
     1) Kolleck, Trey SO              2) Schwartz, Aaron JR           
     3) Hardwick, Alex JR             4) Smith, Oliver JR             
                 20.19        40.11 (19.92)
        1:00.06 (19.95)     1:19.03 (18.97)
  2 Johns Hopkins                       1:21.75    1:21.07   34  
     1) Holder, Evan SR               2) Wilson, Mark JR              
     3) Ashmead, Mike JR              4) Wohl, Michael SO             
                 20.37        40.37 (20.00)
        1:00.80 (20.43)     1:21.07 (20.27)
  3 UW-Stevens Point                    1:21.44    1:21.25   32  
     1) Englehardt, Jack JR           2) Jekel, Sam SR                
     3) Richardson, Brandon JR        4) Donnellan, Reilly SO         
                 20.26        40.59 (20.33)
        1:01.18 (20.59)     1:21.25 (20.07)
  4 Williams                            1:21.78    1:21.58   30  
     1) Freeman, John SR              2) Lin, Ben SR                  
     3) Johnson, Grant SR             4) Maher, Curtis SO             
                 21.03        41.06 (20.03)
        1:01.19 (20.13)     1:21.58 (20.39)
  5 Pomona-Pitzer                       1:21.70    1:21.71   28  
     1) Hui, Adrian SO                2) Hallman, Mark JR             
     3) Drover, Ryan SO               4) To, Sam JR                   
                 20.62        41.04 (20.42)
        1:01.67 (20.63)     1:21.71 (20.04)
  6 TCNJ                                1:21.92    1:22.33   26  
     1) Coppola, Adam JR              2) Gajdzisz, Ryan SR            
     3) Vitabile, Scott SR            4) Nesbitt, Andrew SR           
                 20.78        41.07 (20.29)
        1:01.26 (20.19)     1:22.33 (21.07)
  7 Wash U. MO                          1:21.84    1:22.49   24  
     1) Brown, Ross JR                2) Lagieski, Michael SR         
     3) Van Patten, Chase FR          4) Morrell, Justin SR           
                 20.60        40.97 (20.37)
        1:01.67 (20.70)     1:22.49 (20.82)
 -- MIT                                 1:21.18         DQ  
     1) Bogle, Jeremy JR              2) Erickson, Dane JR            
     3) Edskes, Bouke FR              4) Tomazin, Josh JR             
                 20.54        40.63 (20.09)
        1:00.83 (20.20)          DQ (20.10)