2017 NCAA Division III National Championships: Emory Wins Both Men and Women NCAA Championship Team Titles

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Emory captured both the Men and Women NCAA DIII National Swimming and Diving Championships on the final day of competition.  Visit Swimming World’s DIII Landing Page for all the stories. Here are the final team scores

 Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 39                     
 
  1. Emory                           645.5   2. Williams                          445
  3. Kenyon                            381   4. Denison                           272
  5. Mit                               165   6. Wash U. MO                        161
  7. Washington & Lee                  140   8. Nyu                             122.5
  9. Johns Hopkins                   120.5  10. Conn College                      101
 11. Chicago                            93  12. Calvin                           92.5
 13. Bates                              90  14. St. Thomas                         82
 15. Amherst                          77.5  16. Wheaton IL                         72
 17. Ithaca                             65  18. Middlebury                         60
 19. Trinity U.                       41.5  20. Wellesley                          40
 21. Claremont MS                       36  21. Illinois Wesleyan                  36
 23. Centre College                     32  23. Carnegie Mellon                    32
 25. Suny Fredonia                      31  26. Uw-Eau Claire                      30
 27. Pomona-Pitzer                    28.5  28. Ursinus                            28
 29. Rose-Hulman                        25  29. Grove City                         25
 31. Carleton                           23  32. Mount Union                        19
 33. Rensselaer                         17  34. Bowdoin                            16
 34. Union                              16  34. DePauw                             16
 34. Whitman                            16  38. Smith                              15
 38. Springfield                        15  40. Suny Geneseo                       14
 41. Uw-Lacrosse                        13  42. Kalamazoo                          11
 42. William Smith                      11  44. Wesleyan                            5
 45. Stevens                           4.5  46. Mary Washington                     4
 46. Tufts                               4  46. Birmingham Southern                 4
 46. St. Catherine                       4  50. Redlands                            3
 51. Gustavus                            2                         


 Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 39                     
 
  1. Emory                           645.5   2. Williams                          445
  3. Kenyon                            381   4. Denison                           272
  5. Mit                               165   6. Wash U. MO                        161
  7. Washington & Lee                  140   8. Nyu                             122.5
  9. Johns Hopkins                   120.5  10. Conn College                      101
 11. Chicago                            93  12. Calvin                           92.5
 13. Bates                              90  14. St. Thomas                         82
 15. Amherst                          77.5  16. Wheaton IL                         72
 17. Ithaca                             65  18. Middlebury                         60
 19. Trinity U.                       41.5  20. Wellesley                          40
 21. Claremont MS                       36  21. Illinois Wesleyan                  36
 23. Centre College                     32  23. Carnegie Mellon                    32
 25. Suny Fredonia                      31  26. Uw-Eau Claire                      30
 27. Pomona-Pitzer                    28.5  28. Ursinus                            28
 29. Rose-Hulman                        25  29. Grove City                         25
 31. Carleton                           23  32. Mount Union                        19
 33. Rensselaer                         17  34. Bowdoin                            16
 34. Union                              16  34. DePauw                             16
 34. Whitman                            16  38. Smith                              15
 38. Springfield                        15  40. Suny Geneseo                       14
 41. Uw-Lacrosse                        13  42. Kalamazoo                          11
 42. William Smith                      11  44. Wesleyan                            5
 45. Stevens                           4.5  46. Mary Washington                     4
 46. Tufts                               4  46. Birmingham Southern                 4
 46. St. Catherine                       4  50. Redlands                            3
 51. Gustavus                            2

 

The Following is a breakdown of the final day of races:

Emory’s Julia Durmer led the race tonight right from the start. She was challenged briefly by Williams’ Megan Pierce but ultimately won the event by eleven seconds in 16:27.82, a best for her by 32 seconds this season. Just a sophomore, this was Durmer’s first Division III NCAA Championships and first individual national title after finishing sixth in the 200 IM and second in the 400 IM.

Pierce finished the race and her collegiate swimming career with a fourth place finish in this event in 16:44.32, an eight second drop and her fourth-straight All-American title in this event. Kenyon’s Marysol Arce finished second in 16:39.11 while Illinois-Wesleyan’s Meg Stanley took third in 16:41.93.

Campbell Costley of Denison took fifth in 16:54.14 while Williams’ Alison McNamara finished sixth in 16:55.66. Gail Anderson of Kenyon (16:58.68) and Connecticut’s Valerie Urban (17:01.34) finished seventh and eighth out of the morning heats. This was the first All-American title of both swimmers’ careers.

 Event 30  Women 1650 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
    Name                 Year School               Seed     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
  1 Durmer, Julia          SO Emory            17:00.37   16:27.82   20  
                 27.50        56.99 (29.49)
        1:27.13 (30.14)     1:57.04 (29.91)
        2:27.14 (30.10)     2:57.46 (30.32)
        3:27.51 (30.05)     3:57.55 (30.04)
        4:27.64 (30.09)     4:57.85 (30.21)
        5:27.93 (30.08)     5:58.09 (30.16)
        6:28.08 (29.99)     6:58.13 (30.05)
        7:28.07 (29.94)     7:57.89 (29.82)
        8:28.13 (30.24)     8:58.12 (29.99)
        9:28.23 (30.11)     9:58.35 (30.12)
       10:28.47 (30.12)    10:58.50 (30.03)
       11:28.58 (30.08)    11:58.64 (30.06)
       12:28.84 (30.20)    12:58.96 (30.12)
       13:29.20 (30.24)    13:59.39 (30.19)
       14:29.19 (29.80)    14:59.34 (30.15)
       15:29.23 (29.89)    15:58.91 (29.68)    16:27.82 (28.91)
  2 Arce, Marysol          SO Kenyon           16:45.37   16:39.11   17  
                 28.01        58.39 (30.38)
        1:28.70 (30.31)     1:59.33 (30.63)
        2:30.09 (30.76)     3:00.59 (30.50)
        3:31.43 (30.84)     4:02.04 (30.61)
        4:32.82 (30.78)     5:03.23 (30.41)
        5:33.83 (30.60)     6:04.29 (30.46)
        6:34.90 (30.61)     7:05.44 (30.54)
        7:36.20 (30.76)     8:06.50 (30.30)
        8:36.94 (30.44)     9:07.46 (30.52)
        9:37.95 (30.49)    10:08.06 (30.11)
       10:38.47 (30.41)    11:08.75 (30.28)
       11:38.79 (30.04)    12:09.06 (30.27)
       12:39.26 (30.20)    13:09.60 (30.34)
       13:39.84 (30.24)    14:09.88 (30.04)
       14:40.02 (30.14)    15:10.10 (30.08)
       15:40.11 (30.01)    16:10.04 (29.93)    16:39.11 (29.07)
  3 Stanley, Meg           SR Ill Wesleyan     16:48.04   16:41.93   16  
                 28.08        58.48 (30.40)
        1:29.11 (30.63)     1:59.82 (30.71)
        2:30.49 (30.67)     3:01.19 (30.70)
        3:31.77 (30.58)     4:02.44 (30.67)
        4:33.13 (30.69)     5:03.63 (30.50)
        5:33.91 (30.28)     6:04.38 (30.47)
        6:35.00 (30.62)     7:05.55 (30.55)
        7:35.98 (30.43)     8:06.45 (30.47)
        8:37.07 (30.62)     9:07.62 (30.55)
        9:38.36 (30.74)    10:08.81 (30.45)
       10:39.25 (30.44)    11:09.69 (30.44)
       11:40.35 (30.66)    12:10.62 (30.27)
       12:41.00 (30.38)    13:11.56 (30.56)
       13:41.88 (30.32)    14:12.03 (30.15)
       14:41.95 (29.92)    15:12.23 (30.28)
       15:42.60 (30.37)    16:12.76 (30.16)    16:41.93 (29.17)
  4 Pierce, Megan          SR Williams         16:53.09   16:44.32   15  
                 26.80        56.93 (30.13)
        1:27.48 (30.55)     1:58.59 (31.11)
        2:29.50 (30.91)     3:00.40 (30.90)
        3:31.29 (30.89)     4:02.18 (30.89)
        4:33.03 (30.85)     5:03.67 (30.64)
        5:34.33 (30.66)     6:04.95 (30.62)
        6:35.68 (30.73)     7:06.13 (30.45)
        7:36.75 (30.62)     8:07.41 (30.66)
        8:38.04 (30.63)     9:08.74 (30.70)
        9:39.47 (30.73)    10:09.97 (30.50)
       10:40.56 (30.59)    11:11.20 (30.64)
       11:41.83 (30.63)    12:12.33 (30.50)
       12:42.98 (30.65)    13:13.53 (30.55)
       13:44.25 (30.72)    14:15.05 (30.80)
       14:45.72 (30.67)    15:16.10 (30.38)
       15:46.11 (30.01)    16:15.72 (29.61)    16:44.32 (28.60)
  5 Costley, Campbell      SR Denison          16:57.85   16:54.14   14  
                 27.65        57.88 (30.23)
        1:28.48 (30.60)     1:59.10 (30.62)
        2:29.89 (30.79)     3:00.53 (30.64)
        3:31.28 (30.75)     4:01.89 (30.61)
        4:32.38 (30.49)     5:03.02 (30.64)
        5:33.56 (30.54)     6:04.06 (30.50)
        6:34.78 (30.72)     7:05.56 (30.78)
        7:36.48 (30.92)     8:07.27 (30.79)
        8:38.11 (30.84)     9:08.95 (30.84)
        9:39.83 (30.88)    10:10.70 (30.87)
       10:41.58 (30.88)    11:12.46 (30.88)
       11:43.40 (30.94)    12:14.34 (30.94)
       12:45.25 (30.91)    13:16.61 (31.36)
       13:47.75 (31.14)    14:19.18 (31.43)
       14:50.55 (31.37)    15:21.98 (31.43)
       15:53.20 (31.22)    16:24.27 (31.07)    16:54.14 (29.87)
  6 McNamara, Alison       SO Williams         16:56.41   16:55.66   13  
                 27.94        58.31 (30.37)
        1:28.97 (30.66)     1:59.76 (30.79)
        2:30.59 (30.83)     3:01.68 (31.09)
        3:32.64 (30.96)     4:03.68 (31.04)
        4:34.83 (31.15)     5:05.95 (31.12)
        5:37.00 (31.05)     6:07.98 (30.98)
        6:39.11 (31.13)     7:10.16 (31.05)
        7:41.29 (31.13)     8:12.41 (31.12)
        8:43.41 (31.00)     9:14.54 (31.13)
        9:45.55 (31.01)    10:16.97 (31.42)
       10:47.96 (30.99)    11:19.02 (31.06)
       11:50.06 (31.04)    12:21.01 (30.95)
       12:51.99 (30.98)    13:23.06 (31.07)
       13:53.98 (30.92)    14:24.90 (30.92)
       14:55.67 (30.77)    15:26.10 (30.43)
       15:56.64 (30.54)    16:26.66 (30.02)    16:55.66 (29.00)
  7 Anderson, Gail         FR Kenyon           17:14.81   16:58.68   12  
                 28.60        58.99 (30.39)
        1:29.91 (30.92)     2:00.84 (30.93)
        2:31.84 (31.00)     3:02.74 (30.90)
        3:33.82 (31.08)     4:04.80 (30.98)
        4:36.13 (31.33)     5:07.31 (31.18)
        5:38.39 (31.08)     6:09.23 (30.84)
        6:40.35 (31.12)     7:11.32 (30.97)
        7:42.24 (30.92)     8:13.27 (31.03)
        8:44.28 (31.01)     9:15.15 (30.87)
        9:45.94 (30.79)    10:16.62 (30.68)
       10:47.63 (31.01)    11:18.43 (30.80)
       11:49.25 (30.82)    12:20.26 (31.01)
       12:51.38 (31.12)    13:22.50 (31.12)
       13:53.63 (31.13)    14:24.88 (31.25)
       14:56.13 (31.25)    15:27.33 (31.20)
       15:58.52 (31.19)    16:29.27 (30.75)    16:58.68 (29.41)
  8 Urban, Valerie         SR Conn College     17:09.43   17:01.34   11  
                 28.57        59.83 (31.26)
        1:31.34 (31.51)     2:02.64 (31.30)
        2:34.06 (31.42)     3:05.72 (31.66)
        3:37.07 (31.35)     4:08.44 (31.37)
        4:39.85 (31.41)     5:11.19 (31.34)
        5:42.41 (31.22)     6:13.59 (31.18)
        6:44.53 (30.94)     7:15.69 (31.16)
        7:46.74 (31.05)     8:17.64 (30.90)
        8:48.66 (31.02)     9:19.81 (31.15)
        9:50.66 (30.85)    10:21.56 (30.90)
       10:52.87 (31.31)    11:23.69 (30.82)
       11:54.48 (30.79)    12:25.26 (30.78)
       12:56.11 (30.85)    13:27.02 (30.91)
       13:57.83 (30.81)    14:28.56 (30.73)
       14:59.41 (30.85)    15:30.10 (30.69)
       16:00.83 (30.73)    16:31.26 (30.43)    17:01.34 (30.08)

Men’s 1650 Free

NCAA Record: 14:56.44 – Arthur Conover, Kenyon (2016)
2016 Champion: 15:06.97 – Andy Greenhalgh, Johns Hopkins

Kenyon’s Arthur Conover earned back his national title in this event from 2015. After finishing third as a freshman and second as a junior, Conover’s time was just off his NCAA record but enough to take the win for the Lords. He was challenged by Johns Hopkins’ Andy Greenhalgh over the last 500 yards, but Greenhalgh ran out of room to make a move. Greenhalgh was last year’s champion after earning runner-up honors the two years prior.

Thomas Gordon had a big swim for Emory moving up from the fourth seed to finishing third. His time of was a best by over twenty seconds. Freshman Benjamin Brewer of Cal Lutheran earned his first All-American title by racing to a 15:28.80 and earning fourth place. Brewer will be part of the future of this event as Conover and Greenhalgh (and all four of their historic NCAA miles) will be graduating this year.

Williams’ Andrew Trunksy, another freshman, took fifth-place honors dropping 12 second (15:31.22) while classmate Ben Culberson of Claremont Mudd-Scripps took sixth in 15:32.19. Both swimmers earned their first individual All-American titles after earning one in the 800 free relay as well. Kenyon duo David Perez (15:32.41) and Connor Rumpit (15:35.06) took seventh and eighth.

 Event 31  Men 1650 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
    Name                 Year School               Seed     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
  1 Conover, Arthur        SR Kenyon           14:56.44   14:59.56   20  
                 25.57        53.04 (27.47)
        1:20.62 (27.58)     1:48.38 (27.76)
        2:15.98 (27.60)     2:43.52 (27.54)
        3:10.92 (27.40)     3:38.41 (27.49)
        4:05.87 (27.46)     4:33.19 (27.32)
        5:00.79 (27.60)     5:28.23 (27.44)
        5:55.58 (27.35)     6:23.23 (27.65)
        6:51.03 (27.80)     7:18.76 (27.73)
        7:46.48 (27.72)     8:13.98 (27.50)
        8:41.47 (27.49)     9:08.82 (27.35)
        9:35.99 (27.17)    10:03.30 (27.31)
       10:30.80 (27.50)    10:58.02 (27.22)
       11:25.30 (27.28)    11:52.54 (27.24)
       12:19.82 (27.28)    12:46.86 (27.04)
       13:13.91 (27.05)    13:41.03 (27.12)
       14:07.92 (26.89)    14:34.39 (26.47)    14:59.56 (25.17)
  2 Greenhalgh, Andrew     SR Johns Hopkins    15:22.32   15:02.34   17  
                 25.44        52.91 (27.47)
        1:20.74 (27.83)     1:48.87 (28.13)
        2:16.81 (27.94)     2:44.59 (27.78)
        3:12.42 (27.83)     3:40.07 (27.65)
        4:07.85 (27.78)     4:35.61 (27.76)
        5:03.27 (27.66)     5:30.98 (27.71)
        5:58.64 (27.66)     6:26.24 (27.60)
        6:53.87 (27.63)     7:21.67 (27.80)
        7:49.29 (27.62)     8:16.79 (27.50)
        8:44.32 (27.53)     9:11.63 (27.31)
        9:38.83 (27.20)    10:06.03 (27.20)
       10:33.16 (27.13)    11:00.34 (27.18)
       11:27.56 (27.22)    11:54.76 (27.20)
       12:21.92 (27.16)    12:48.97 (27.05)
       13:15.82 (26.85)    13:42.61 (26.79)
       14:09.54 (26.93)    14:36.46 (26.92)    15:02.34 (25.88)
  3 Gordon, Thomas         SO Emory            15:32.85   15:12.80   16  
                 25.21        52.94 (27.73)
        1:20.93 (27.99)     1:49.11 (28.18)
        2:16.92 (27.81)     2:44.98 (28.06)
        3:12.91 (27.93)     3:40.67 (27.76)
        4:08.44 (27.77)     4:36.23 (27.79)
        5:03.85 (27.62)     5:31.38 (27.53)
        5:59.04 (27.66)     6:26.76 (27.72)
        6:54.38 (27.62)     7:22.01 (27.63)
        7:49.94 (27.93)     8:17.52 (27.58)
        8:45.05 (27.53)     9:12.62 (27.57)
        9:40.26 (27.64)    10:07.80 (27.54)
       10:35.59 (27.79)    11:03.13 (27.54)
       11:30.82 (27.69)    11:58.64 (27.82)
       12:26.51 (27.87)    12:54.27 (27.76)
       13:22.15 (27.88)    13:49.88 (27.73)
       14:17.86 (27.98)    14:45.94 (28.08)    15:12.80 (26.86)
  4 Brewer, Benjamin       FR Cal Lutheran     15:28.26   15:28.80   15  
                 25.82        54.05 (28.23)
        1:22.29 (28.24)     1:50.52 (28.23)
        2:18.91 (28.39)     2:47.27 (28.36)
        3:15.62 (28.35)     3:43.98 (28.36)
        4:12.22 (28.24)     4:40.90 (28.68)
        5:09.33 (28.43)     5:37.89 (28.56)
        6:06.18 (28.29)     6:34.52 (28.34)
        7:02.89 (28.37)     7:31.17 (28.28)
        7:59.45 (28.28)     8:27.55 (28.10)
        8:55.65 (28.10)     9:24.04 (28.39)
        9:52.11 (28.07)    10:20.17 (28.06)
       10:48.17 (28.00)    11:16.05 (27.88)
       11:43.95 (27.90)    12:12.11 (28.16)
       12:40.16 (28.05)    13:08.38 (28.22)
       13:36.57 (28.19)    14:05.04 (28.47)
       14:33.50 (28.46)    15:01.78 (28.28)    15:28.80 (27.02)
  5 Trunsky, Andrew        FR Williams         15:44.05   15:31.22   14  
                 25.54        53.22 (27.68)
        1:21.29 (28.07)     1:49.89 (28.60)
        2:18.21 (28.32)     2:46.74 (28.53)
        3:15.04 (28.30)     3:43.37 (28.33)
        4:11.82 (28.45)     4:40.36 (28.54)
        5:08.93 (28.57)     5:37.50 (28.57)
        6:05.99 (28.49)     6:34.50 (28.51)
        7:03.02 (28.52)     7:31.32 (28.30)
        7:59.69 (28.37)     8:28.01 (28.32)
        8:56.37 (28.36)     9:24.78 (28.41)
        9:53.30 (28.52)    10:21.47 (28.17)
       10:50.01 (28.54)    11:18.23 (28.22)
       11:46.43 (28.20)    12:14.63 (28.20)
       12:42.86 (28.23)    13:11.18 (28.32)
       13:39.55 (28.37)    14:07.91 (28.36)
       14:35.89 (27.98)    15:04.03 (28.14)    15:31.22 (27.19)
  6 Culberson, Ben         FR Claremont MS     15:33.89   15:32.19   13  
                 26.05        54.04 (27.99)
        1:22.10 (28.06)     1:50.46 (28.36)
        2:18.93 (28.47)     2:47.40 (28.47)
        3:15.85 (28.45)     3:44.45 (28.60)
        4:13.05 (28.60)     4:41.66 (28.61)
        5:10.25 (28.59)     5:38.84 (28.59)
        6:07.34 (28.50)     6:35.88 (28.54)
        7:04.19 (28.31)     7:32.53 (28.34)
        8:00.99 (28.46)     8:29.36 (28.37)
        8:57.76 (28.40)     9:26.19 (28.43)
        9:54.40 (28.21)    10:22.85 (28.45)
       10:51.17 (28.32)    11:19.47 (28.30)
       11:47.81 (28.34)    12:16.11 (28.30)
       12:44.40 (28.29)    13:12.76 (28.36)
       13:40.89 (28.13)    14:09.12 (28.23)
       14:37.34 (28.22)    15:05.47 (28.13)    15:32.19 (26.72)
  7 Perez, David           JR Kenyon           15:38.01   15:32.41   12  
                 25.78        54.13 (28.35)
        1:22.65 (28.52)     1:51.20 (28.55)
        2:19.36 (28.16)     2:47.75 (28.39)
        3:16.09 (28.34)     3:44.21 (28.12)
        4:12.48 (28.27)     4:41.21 (28.73)
        5:09.89 (28.68)     5:38.60 (28.71)
        6:07.06 (28.46)     6:35.52 (28.46)
        7:04.28 (28.76)     7:32.94 (28.66)
        8:01.45 (28.51)     8:30.19 (28.74)
        8:58.81 (28.62)     9:27.13 (28.32)
        9:55.61 (28.48)    10:23.89 (28.28)
       10:52.17 (28.28)    11:19.79 (27.62)
       11:47.31 (27.52)    12:15.36 (28.05)
       12:43.63 (28.27)    13:12.07 (28.44)
       13:40.32 (28.25)    14:08.84 (28.52)
       14:37.48 (28.64)    15:05.36 (27.88)    15:32.41 (27.05)
  8 Rumpit, Connor         FR Kenyon           16:00.18   15:35.06   11  
                 25.75        53.33 (27.58)
        1:21.21 (27.88)     1:49.36 (28.15)
        2:17.54 (28.18)     2:45.94 (28.40)
        3:14.17 (28.23)     3:42.55 (28.38)
        4:11.07 (28.52)     4:39.37 (28.30)
        5:07.80 (28.43)     5:36.08 (28.28)
        6:04.42 (28.34)     6:33.07 (28.65)
        7:01.42 (28.35)     7:29.94 (28.52)
        7:58.40 (28.46)     8:26.81 (28.41)
        8:55.17 (28.36)     9:23.38 (28.21)
        9:51.77 (28.39)    10:20.30 (28.53)
       10:48.67 (28.37)    11:17.17 (28.50)
       11:46.00 (28.83)    12:14.94 (28.94)
       12:43.52 (28.58)    13:12.04 (28.52)
       13:41.08 (29.04)    14:09.83 (28.75)
       14:39.14 (29.31)    15:07.83 (28.69)    15:35.06 (27.23)

Women’s 100 Free

NCAA Record: 48.98 – Kendra Stern, Amherst (2010)
2016 Champion49.90 – Hannah Lobb, Kenyon

Despite a charging Emma Waddell in the end, Emory’s Fiona Muir earned her first national championship title this week after finishing second in both the 50 and 200 freestyle earlier. The only swimmer out under 24, Muir had enough to hold on in the end and earn top honors this time around.

Waddell earned a close second place in 49.45, while Calvin’s Abby VanHarn and Trinity’s Lindsay Hagmann tied for third in 50.38. This was an improvement on VanHarn’s fifth place finish and Hagmann’s seventh-place finish in this event from last year.

Emory took the next two spots with Marissa Bergh (50.60) and Marcela Sanchez-Aizcorbe (50.77).

                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Muir, Fiona            SO Emory               49.93      49.28   20  
                 23.53        49.28 (25.75)
  2 Waddell, Emma          JR Williams            49.99      49.45   17  
                 24.07        49.45 (25.38)
  3 VanHarn, Abby          JR Calvin              50.19      50.38   15.5
                 24.20        50.38 (26.18)
  3 Hagmann, Lindsay       JR Trinity U.          50.32      50.38   15.5
                 24.28        50.38 (26.10)
  5 Bergh, Marissa         SR Emory               50.82      50.60   14  
                 24.33        50.60 (26.27)
  6 Sanchez-Aizcorbe, Mar  SR Emory               50.77      50.77   13  
                 24.54        50.77 (26.23)
  7 Mather, Caroline       SO Carleton            50.74      50.96   12  
                 24.43        50.96 (26.53)
  8 Kauahi, Madison        SO Pomona-Pitzer       50.77      50.98   11  
                 24.44        50.98 (26.54)

Men’s 100 Free

NCAA Record: 43.16 – Zach Turk, Kenyon (2012)
2016 Champion: 43.41 – Thomas Thetford, Washington & Lee

Despite leading the race for about 95 yards, Keene State senior Ryan Boraski fell to second in the 100 free tonight after finishing third last year and third in both the 50 and 200 free earlier on this week. Rowan senior Jesse Novak earned back his title in this event from 2015 by splitting a blistering 21.90 in the second 50. His time of 43.29 was a lifetime best and just off legendary Zach Turk‘s NCAA record by one tenth of a second.

Oliver Smith of Emory was out with Boraski but also fell off on the second 50, splitting the exact same 22.96 as Boraski. Nonetheless, Smith scored valuable points for Emory headed into two great events for the Eagles, essentially solidifying their team victory.

Rounding out the senior foursome was Ian Garin of UC Santa Cruz taking fourth in 44.27. This was huge improvement on Garin’s 27th place finish in this event last year and was his second All-American swim this week.

                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Novak, Jesse           SR Rowan               43.60      43.29   20  
                 21.39        43.29 (21.90)
  2 Boraski, Ryan          SR Keene St.           43.65      43.43   17  
                 20.47        43.43 (22.96)
  3 Smith, Oliver          JR Emory               43.54      43.78   16  
                 20.82        43.78 (22.96)
  4 Garin, Ivan            SR UC Santa Cruz       44.72      44.27   15  
                 21.47        44.27 (22.80)
  5 Wagner, Zach           JR Denison             44.21      44.38   14  
                 21.38        44.38 (23.00)
  6 Casey, Isaac           JR Loras               44.40      44.52   13  
                 21.23        44.52 (23.29)
  7 Farrell, Alex          SO Chicago             44.77      44.58   12  
                 21.45        44.58 (23.13)
  8 Mergler, Connor        JR Buffalo St.         44.55      44.80   11  
                 21.48        44.80 (23.32)

Women’s 200 Back

NCAA Record: 1:56.23 – Brittany Sasser, Amherst (2008)
2016 Champion1:56.33 – Emma Paulson, St. Thomas

As a sophomore in 2015, William’s Olivia Jackson took the 200 back crown in 1:57.24. A year later, St. Thomas’ Emma Paulson stole the title from her. In tonight’s final, senior Jackson scored redemption in this event by racing not only to first place, but also to a new Divison-III NCAA Record of 1:55.83. The previous record was held by fellow NESCAC swimmer Brittany Sasser of Amherst.

Paulson had enough to finish second, her third All-American title of these NCAAs in 1:58.61. She was out first in the 100 at 56.91 but could not hang on with a charging Jackson. Emory’s Cindy Cheng, the 200 freestyle champion, tok third in 1:58.62.

After finishing sixteenth in last night’s 100 back, Union’s Christina Belforti bounced back to place fourth in this event. This was the senior’s first All-American title of her career and was a three second drop. Kenyon’s lone swimmer Delaney Ambrosen continued her successful week by finishing earning her first individual All-American title this week.

                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Jackson, Olivia        SR Williams          1:56.43    1:55.83   20  
                 27.86        57.03 (29.17)
        1:26.22 (29.19)     1:55.83 (29.61)
  2 Paulson, Emma          SR St. Thomas        1:59.22    1:58.61   17  
                 27.57        56.91 (29.34)
        1:27.65 (30.74)     1:58.61 (30.96)
  3 Cheng, Cindy           JR Emory             1:59.95    1:58.62   16  
                 27.57        57.17 (29.60)
        1:27.65 (30.48)     1:58.62 (30.97)
  4 Belforti, Christina    SR Union             1:59.78    1:59.34   15  
                 27.81        57.70 (29.89)
        1:28.10 (30.40)     1:59.34 (31.24)
  5 Ambrosen, Delaney      SO Kenyon            2:00.52    1:59.57   14  
                 28.52        58.31 (29.79)
        1:28.88 (30.57)     1:59.57 (30.69)
  6 Daher, Sara            SR Bates             1:59.62    2:00.25   13  
                 28.16        58.32 (30.16)
        1:29.23 (30.91)     2:00.25 (31.02)
  7 Hong, Eleanore         SR Rose-Hulman       2:00.61    2:00.33   12  
                 27.97        58.26 (30.29)
        1:29.32 (31.06)     2:00.33 (31.01)
  8 Zanolli, Nicole        JR Wash U. MO        2:00.70    2:02.17   11  
                 28.67        58.68 (30.01)
        1:29.82 (31.14)     2:02.17 (32.35)

Men’s 200 Back

NCAA Record: 1:43.49 – Harrison Curley, Kenyon (2015)
2016 Champion1:46.10 – Jackson Lindell, Denison

The NESCAC Conference dominated the 200 back at this year’s NCAA Championships. Williams senior Ben Lin followed by Jackson’s record-breaking performance with a win of his own in a lifetime best 1:44.00. This was Lin’s third All-American title in this event and first national title after finishing in an upsetting 20th place last year. Out way ahead of the field from the start, Lin has now completed a near-perfect NCAAs winning three event and setting one new D3 NCAA record in the process.

Reigning Champion Jackson Lindell took second in 1:45.32 by swimming a very even race, and Tufts’ Kingsley Bowen took third in 1:46.33. Just a sophomore, this is an improvement on last year’s fourth-place finish in this event and is Bowen’s fourth-career All-American swim.

Freshman Gabriel Schneider (1:46.36) of MIT took fourth place while Emory sophomore Matthew Rogers (1:47.09) raced to fifth.

                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Lin, Ben               SR Williams          1:46.22    1:44.00   20  
                 24.15        49.89 (25.74)
        1:16.34 (26.45)     1:44.00 (27.66)
  2 Lindell, Jackson       SR Denison           1:46.58    1:45.32   17  
                 25.12        51.70 (26.58)
        1:18.61 (26.91)     1:45.32 (26.71)
  3 Bowen, Kingsley        SO Tufts             1:46.96    1:46.33   16  
                 24.74        50.94 (26.20)
        1:18.10 (27.16)     1:46.33 (28.23)
  4 Schneider, Gabriel     FR MIT               1:46.16    1:46.36   15  
                 24.99        51.65 (26.66)
        1:18.98 (27.33)     1:46.36 (27.38)
  5 Rogers, Matthew        SO Emory             1:46.70    1:47.09   14  
                 25.18        52.58 (27.40)
        1:19.94 (27.36)     1:47.09 (27.15)
  6 Colmenares, Carlos     FR NYU               1:47.02    1:47.32   13  
                 25.08        51.98 (26.90)
        1:19.56 (27.58)     1:47.32 (27.76)
  7 Williams, Matt         SR Claremont MS      1:46.60    1:48.06   12  
                 24.98        51.51 (26.53)
        1:19.06 (27.55)     1:48.06 (29.00)
  8 Wesseling, Jason       JR Denison           1:47.15    1:50.12   11  
                 25.83        53.38 (27.55)
        1:21.55 (28.17)     1:50.12 (28.57)

Women’s 200 Breast

NCAA Record: 2:12.20 – Samantha Senczyszyn, Wisconsin – Eau Claire (2016)
2016 Champion2:12.30 – Emily Hyde, Amherst

After a medical scratch out of tonight’s final from NCAA record-holder Samantha Senczyszyn, Connecticut College freshman Mary Erb took advantage of an opportunity and raced to a first-place finish in a 2:14.61. Coming into the meet as the eleventh seed, Erb dropped over four seconds over the course of the day. This was her first All-American and National Title of her career.

Erb made her move right at the 100 mark as the field was relatively even up until this point. She had the fastest third 50 in 34.73. Also a freshman, Caroline White of Williams improved on her fifth-place finish in last night’s 100 breast by taking second in this event in 2:15.08. She also placed sixteenth in the 200 IM.

Kenyon junior Julia Wilson was third in 2:15.30 improving on her third-place finishes in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke. Emory senior Annelise Kowalsky finished out her career with a fourth-place finish in this event, taking it out in a quick 1:04.94 but not having enough to bring it home.  This was Kowalsky’s fourth-straight All-American title in this event.

                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Erb, Mary              FR Conn College      2:16.55    2:14.61   20  
                 30.18      1:04.19 (34.01)
        1:38.92 (34.73)     2:14.61 (35.69)
  2 White, Caroline        FR Williams          2:15.66    2:15.08   17  
                 30.59      1:05.08 (34.49)
        1:40.09 (35.01)     2:15.08 (34.99)
  3 Wilson, Julia          JR Kenyon            2:15.53    2:15.30   16  
                 30.65      1:05.07 (34.42)
        1:39.92 (34.85)     2:15.30 (35.38)
  4 Kowalsky, Annelise     SR Emory             2:16.01    2:15.63   15  
                 30.68      1:04.94 (34.26)
        1:39.88 (34.94)     2:15.63 (35.75)
  5 Jones, Kaitlin         JR Johns Hopkins     2:17.47    2:16.39   14  
                 31.12      1:05.13 (34.01)
        1:40.77 (35.64)     2:16.39 (35.62)
  6 Daniels, Ashley        SO Emory             2:17.20    2:17.50   13  
                 31.10      1:06.20 (35.10)
        1:42.12 (35.92)     2:17.50 (35.38)
  7 Kustritz, KT           FR Denison           2:17.61    2:17.64   12  
                 30.70      1:05.10 (34.40)
        1:41.17 (36.07)     2:17.64 (36.47)
  8 Hageboeck, Emily       FR W & L             2:17.89    2:19.48   11  
                 31.40      1:06.64 (35.24)
        1:42.64 (36.00)     2:19.48 (36.84)

Men’s 200 Breast

NCAA Record: 1:51.15 – Andrew Wilson, Emory (2016)
2016 Champion: 1:57.78 – Ian Reardon, Kenyon

Going three-for-three, Emory senior Andrew Wilson completed a perfect NCAA Championships: Three individual titles with three Division III NCAA records. His swim of 1:50.80 broke his own mark from December. As per usual, Wilson took command of the race right from the start and never let up.

Reigning NCAA Champion Ian Reardon of Kenyon took second in 1:58.04, just off his winning time from last year. In a tight race between Michael Lagieski (1:58.51), Timothy Kou (1:58.60) and Tanner Sonnek (1:58.98), Reardon got to the wall first just tenths ahead of his competitors. Aside from Wilson, Reardon had the fastest first half in 56.23 followed by Kou in 56.70. A patient Lagieski was able to sneak in for third to add to his second-place finish in last night’s 100 breast.

Trevor Manz also scored valuable points for Kenyon placing sixth with a 1:59.25, but the Lords’ efforts will be just shy of an overall National Championship title this time around as the Eagles lead the way by 36 points with two men’s events to go.

                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Wilson, Andrew         SR Emory             1:55.99    1:50.80   20  
                 24.66        52.79 (28.13)
        1:21.50 (28.71)     1:50.80 (29.30)
  2 Reardon, Ian           SR Kenyon            1:57.83    1:58.04   17  
                 26.39        56.23 (29.84)
        1:27.05 (30.82)     1:58.04 (30.99)
  3 Lagieski, Michael      SR Wash U. MO        1:59.78    1:58.51   16  
                 26.98        57.10 (30.12)
        1:27.65 (30.55)     1:58.51 (30.86)
  4 Kou, Timothy           JR NYU               2:00.02    1:58.60   15  
                 26.63        56.70 (30.07)
        1:27.62 (30.92)     1:58.60 (30.98)
  5 Sonnek, Tanner         SO Gustavus          1:59.77    1:58.98   14  
                 26.60        56.56 (29.96)
        1:27.24 (30.68)     1:58.98 (31.74)
  6 Manz, Trevor           SR Kenyon            1:59.23    1:59.25   13  
                 26.69        57.00 (30.31)
        1:27.60 (30.60)     1:59.25 (31.65)
  7 McManus, Samuel        JR DePauw            2:00.40    1:59.46   12  
                 27.55        57.76 (30.21)
        1:28.54 (30.78)     1:59.46 (30.92)
  8 Yamaguchi, Reona       FR Chicago           2:00.76    1:59.95   11  
                 26.57        57.01 (30.44)
        1:28.19 (31.18)     1:59.95 (31.76)

Women’s 400 Free Relay

NCAA Record: 3:21.28 – Rosenkranz, Larson, Wobler, Dobben (Emory – 2013)
2016 Champion: 3:21.37 – Muir, Sanchez-Aizcoorbe, Taylor, Bergh (Emory)

For the last time at the 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships, the Emory women have broken an NCAA record. For the 8th time in a row now, the Emory women have won these Championships.

The team of Fiona Muir, Marcela Sanchez-Aizcorbe, Caroline Olson and Marissa Bergh earned a new record time of 3:19.56, the first group to break the 3:20 barrier in D-III history.

Emma Waddell concluded an incredible meet by anchoring the Ephs’ relay with a 49.11, the fastest of any split in the field and good enough to bring them home for second place, just two tenths ahead of Kenyon. This secured their runner-up honors ahead of Kenyon in the overall team scores.

                            === Championship Final ===                            
 
  1 Emory                               3:21.90    3:19.56   40  
     1) Muir, Fiona SO                2) Sanchez-Aizcorbe, Marcela SR 
     3) Olson, Caroline FR            4) Bergh, Marissa SR            
                 23.76        49.93 (49.93)
        1:13.63 (23.70)     1:39.84 (49.91)
        2:03.56 (23.72)     2:29.56 (49.72)
        2:53.47 (23.91)     3:19.56 (50.00)
  2 Williams                            3:24.02    3:23.11   34  
     1) Smith, Delaney JR             2) Jones, Lauren SR             
     3) Jackson, Olivia SR            4) Waddell, Emma JR             
                 25.26        51.77 (51.77)
        1:15.97 (24.20)     1:42.40 (50.63)
        2:06.71 (24.31)     2:34.00 (51.60)
        2:57.41 (23.41)     3:23.11 (49.11)
  3 Kenyon                              3:23.43    3:23.37   32  
     1) Orbach-Mandel, Hannah SO      2) Ambrosen, Delaney SO         
     3) Kuvan, Sophia SO              4) Wilson, Abby SO              
                 24.50        50.72 (50.72)
        1:15.39 (24.67)     1:42.18 (51.46)
        2:06.29 (24.11)     2:33.33 (51.15)
        2:57.11 (23.78)     3:23.37 (50.04)
  4 Wash U. MO                          3:23.67    3:24.00   30  
     1) O'Grady, Niamh JR             2) Collins, MariMac SR          
     3) Zanolli, Nicole JR            4) Sapp, Lauren SO              
                 24.44        51.15 (51.15)
        1:15.32 (24.17)     1:42.00 (50.85)
        2:06.90 (24.90)     2:33.30 (51.30)
        2:57.49 (24.19)     3:24.00 (50.70)
  5 W & L                               3:25.55    3:24.96   28  
     1) MacQueen, Ali FR              2) Fuller, Cassidy JR           
     3) Holmes, Elisabeth SR          4) Chancey, Elle SO             
                 24.86        51.38 (51.38)
        1:15.71 (24.33)     1:42.53 (51.15)
        2:07.58 (25.05)     2:34.79 (52.26)
        2:58.83 (24.04)     3:24.96 (50.17)
  6 NYU                                 3:25.75    3:25.37   26  
     1) Collins, Honore FR            2) Gibbs, Elise SR              
     3) Lightstone, Serena FR         4) Leung, Noel SO               
                 24.87        51.73 (51.73)
        1:15.89 (24.16)     1:43.01 (51.28)
        2:07.20 (24.19)     2:34.45 (51.44)
        2:58.62 (24.17)     3:25.37 (50.92)
  7 Wheaton IL                          3:25.90    3:25.88   24  
     1) Barnes, Brooke SO             2) Barich-Mooday, Jennifer SR   
     3) Roberson, Kayla SR            4) Bagley, Erin SR              
                 24.55        50.74 (50.74)
        1:15.55 (24.81)     1:42.71 (51.97)
        2:07.72 (25.01)     2:34.93 (52.22)
        2:58.84 (23.91)     3:25.88 (50.95)
  8 Middlebury                          3:26.42    3:26.90   22  
     1) Burke, Morgan SR              2) Vandermeer, Frances FR       
     3) Wyer, Isabel JR               4) Andrews, Stephanie JR        
                 24.71        51.61 (51.61)
        1:16.07 (24.46)     1:43.83 (52.22)
        2:07.91 (24.08)     2:34.90 (51.07)
        2:59.81 (24.91)     3:26.90 (52.00)

Men’s 400 Free Relay

NCAA Record: 2:53.59 – Somers, Turk, Ramsey, Richardson (Kenyon – 2012)
2016 Champion: 2:57.44 – Hardwick, Kolleck, Burdette-Sapp, Smith (Emory)

With a huge anchor split of 43.03 from junior Oliver Smith, the Emory Eagles surged to victory in the 400 free relay. Their efforts not only earned them the relay championship title, but also their first ever overall NCAA Championship Team Title. The Eagles finished first with 438 points ahead of Kenyon (384) and Denison (371).

Denison took runner-up honors in this relay, with a great 43.35 split from Zach Wagner who almost held off Smith in the end for the win. Rowan’s 100 free champions Jesse Novak led his team off to a great start in 43.85. The team ultimately finished fourth, putting them just past Tufts for ninth in the overall rankings.

                            === Championship Final ===                            
 
  1 Emory                               2:58.79    2:56.68   40  
     1) Kolleck, Trey SO              2) Hardwick, Alex JR            
     3) Burdette-Sapp, Hayes SR       4) Smith, Oliver JR             
                 21.24        44.76 (44.76)
        1:05.77 (21.01)     1:29.22 (44.46)
        1:50.30 (21.08)     2:13.65 (44.43)
        2:33.70 (20.05)     2:56.68 (43.03)
  2 Denison                             2:59.37    2:57.11   34  
     1) Dauksher, Walt SO             2) Howes, Max SR                
     3) Fox, Kenny SO                 4) Wagner, Zach JR              
                 21.70        44.76 (44.76)
        1:05.43 (20.67)     1:29.01 (44.25)
        1:49.66 (20.65)     2:13.76 (44.75)
        2:34.24 (20.48)     2:57.11 (43.35)
  3 MIT                                 3:00.51    2:58.77   32  
     1) Bogle, Jeremy JR              2) Edskes, Bouke FR             
     3) Kogut, Douglas JR             4) Tomazin, Josh JR             
                 21.46        44.96 (44.96)
        1:06.00 (21.04)     1:29.40 (44.44)
        1:50.63 (21.23)     2:14.84 (45.44)
        2:35.55 (20.71)     2:58.77 (43.93)
  4 Rowan                               3:00.40    3:00.21   30  
     1) Novak, Jesse SR               2) Feuerstein, Eric JR          
     3) Wojtowicz, Nate SO            4) Long, Paul SR                
                 21.64        43.85 (43.85)
        1:05.06 (21.21)     1:28.64 (44.79)
        1:50.39 (21.75)     2:14.26 (45.62)
        2:36.02 (21.76)     3:00.21 (45.95)
  5 Johns Hopkins                       2:59.39    3:00.39   28  
     1) Holder, Evan SR               2) Ashmead, Mike JR             
     3) Bauchwitz, Jeremy SR          4) Wohl, Michael SO             
                 21.12        44.40 (44.40)
        1:05.20 (20.80)     1:29.08 (44.68)
        1:50.90 (21.82)     2:15.53 (46.45)
        2:36.54 (21.01)     3:00.39 (44.86)
  6 Albion                              3:00.12    3:00.48   26  
     1) Tostado, Sebastian SR         2) Bosko, Derek SR              
     3) Ciemniecki, Scott FR          4) Belmore, Parker JR           
                 21.69        45.25 (45.25)
        1:06.12 (20.87)     1:29.39 (44.14)
        1:50.98 (21.59)     2:15.47 (46.08)
        2:36.51 (21.04)     3:00.48 (45.01)
  7 NYU                                 3:00.02    3:01.20   24  
     1) Kou, Timothy JR               2) Katz, Alexander JR           
     3) Baron, Joe JR                 4) Moody, Chad JR               
                 22.19        45.57 (45.57)
        1:06.70 (21.13)     1:30.14 (44.57)
        1:51.69 (21.55)     2:16.00 (45.86)
        2:37.65 (21.65)     3:01.20 (45.20)
  8 Kenyon                              3:00.48    3:02.01   22  
     1) Pu, Austin SR                 2) Carpenter, Weston SO         
     3) Sawaya, Ambert SR             4) Williams, Robert SO          
                 22.32        45.77 (45.77)
        1:07.13 (21.36)     1:30.88 (45.11)
        1:52.85 (21.97)     2:16.58 (45.70)
        2:38.30 (21.72)     3:02.01 (45.43)
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Author: Diana Pimer

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Diana Pimer was a breaststroke/IMer at Keene State College and is the NEISDA Conference record holder in the 200 IM. She is the assistant swim coach and assistant strength and conditioning coach at Keene State, as well as KSC's head site coach for Greenwood Swimming. Pimer also helped coach 2016 Paralympic bronze medalist Robert Griswold.

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