2017 NCAA Division III National Championships: One More for Williams as Lin Wins 100 Fly

Photo Courtesy: Hayley Good

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Men’s 100 Fly

NCAA Record: 46.97 – Reed Dalton, Washington University (2015)
2016 Champion: 47.22 – Reed Dalton, Washington University

Fresh off of breaking the D-3 NCAA record in the 100 back this morning, Williams’ Ben Lin earned himself his second-career individual NCAA title. His first was in the 100 back in 2015, an event he will have another shot at later on in the weekend.

A close race the whole way through, Lin split 22.34-25.03 to hold off a charging MIT freshman Bouke Edskes in 47.41 who split 22.31-25.10. The victory certainly did not come easy as Claremont Muddscripps’ Matthew Williams was also in the mix at 47.80 (21.88-25.92). His bold strategy did not work in his favor this time around but the time was still a best by almost a full second.

Andrew Pek of Washington University and Noah Cutting of Linfield College tied for ninth in the consolation final in 48.76.

                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Lin, Ben               SR Williams            47.97      47.37   20  
                 22.34        47.37 (25.03)
  2 Edskes, Bouke          FR MIT                 48.26      47.41   17  
                 22.31        47.41 (25.10)
  3 Williams, Matt         SR Claremont MS        48.35      47.80   16  
                 21.88        47.80 (25.92)
  4 Tarkenton, Dallas      SR Mary Washington     48.32      48.06   15  
                 22.35        48.06 (25.71)
  5 Jekel, Sam             SR UW-Stevens Point    48.77      48.16   14  
                 22.33        48.16 (25.83)
  6 Bowen, Kingsley        SO Tufts               48.74      48.47   13  
                 22.82        48.47 (25.65)
  7 Fox, Kenny             SO Denison             48.63      48.67   12  
                 22.48        48.67 (26.19)
  8 Kozycki, Nathanial     SO Albion              48.49      48.68   11  
                 22.49        48.68 (26.19)