2017 NCAA Division III National Championships: Jackson Lindell Repeats as 400 IM Champion

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Men’s 400 IM

NCAA Record: 3:46.62 – Harrison Curley, Kenyon (2015)
2016 Champion: 3:47.63 – Jackson Lindell, Denison

In Pierce-like fashion, Denison’s Jackson Lindell also defended his national title in the 400 IM. His swim of 3:47.31 gave him the win by over three seconds. Primarily a backstroker, it was Lindell’s breaststroke split of 1:04.77 that gave him the advantage of NYU’s runner-up Ian Rainey and Kenyon’s Ian Reardon/NYU’s Reid Hensen who tied for third.

The Kenyon Lords scored 49.5 points in this event, a huge swing to catch the leader, Emory who did not have any swimmers in these two finals. There is now an 11.5 point difference between the two teams; neither team has a swimmer in the 100 fly and both have two competitors in the 200 freestyle.

Drew Hamilton of Case Western Reserve took the consolation final in a best time 3:57.85. This was just enough to edge out Kenyon’s Colin Reardon who swam a 3:57.89. Reardon had the race through the 300 mark, but could not keep up with Hamilton’s 54.18 free leg.

                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Lindell, Jackson       SR Denison           3:52.06    3:47.31   20  
                 24.24        52.37 (28.13)
        1:21.15 (28.78)     1:49.51 (28.36)
        2:21.50 (31.99)     2:54.28 (32.78)
        3:21.77 (27.49)     3:47.31 (25.54)
  2 Rainey, Ian            JR NYU               3:52.56    3:50.65   17  
                 24.40        52.69 (28.29)
        1:22.20 (29.51)     1:51.08 (28.88)
        2:24.05 (32.97)     2:57.32 (33.27)
        3:24.45 (27.13)     3:50.65 (26.20)
  3 Reardon, Ian           SR Kenyon            3:55.09    3:52.34   15.5
                 24.87        53.06 (28.19)
        1:22.49 (29.43)     1:51.95 (29.46)
        2:24.39 (32.44)     2:57.40 (33.01)
        3:25.37 (27.97)     3:52.34 (26.97)
  3 Hensen, Reid           SO NYU               3:56.17    3:52.34   15.5
                 24.33        52.53 (28.20)
        1:22.64 (30.11)     1:51.71 (29.07)
        2:24.22 (32.51)     2:56.96 (32.74)
        3:25.58 (28.62)     3:52.34 (26.76)
  5 Bartholomew, Michael   FR Kenyon            3:56.51    3:54.81   14  
                 25.50        54.47 (28.97)
        1:23.76 (29.29)     1:52.45 (28.69)
        2:24.95 (32.50)     2:58.43 (33.48)
        3:27.04 (28.61)     3:54.81 (27.77)
  6 McCoy, Brooks          SO Kenyon            3:55.94    3:57.86   13  
                 25.51        54.66 (29.15)
        1:25.36 (30.70)     1:55.48 (30.12)
        2:29.06 (33.58)     3:03.62 (34.56)
        3:31.41 (27.79)     3:57.86 (26.45)
  7 Hedman, Matthew        SO Denison           3:57.25    3:59.08   12  
                 25.12        54.10 (28.98)
        1:24.88 (30.78)     1:55.08 (30.20)
        2:29.43 (34.35)     3:04.26 (34.83)
        3:32.46 (28.20)     3:59.08 (26.62)
  8 McKenzie, Brandon      SO MIT               3:57.83    3:59.96   11  
                 24.56        53.12 (28.56)
        1:23.81 (30.69)     1:55.34 (31.53)
        2:28.73 (33.39)     3:03.02 (34.29)
        3:32.15 (29.13)     3:59.96 (27.81)