Crile Hart Breaks NCAA Division III Record in 200 IM at NCAC Championships

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Crile Hart broke her second Division III NCAA record of her career. Photo Courtesy: Mike Munden

Kenyon junior Crile Hart broke the NCAA Division III record in the 200 IM over the weekend at the NCAC Championships in Granville, Ohio with a 1:58.04. Hart broke the old record of 1:58.18 set by NYU’s Honore Collins at NCAAs in 2019, when she defeated Hart by two seconds to take the national title.

Hart won the 200 IM national title as a freshman in 2018 and already has her name on the record books with her 200 back (1:55.67) from her freshman season. Collins also broke 2:00 at the UAA championships this weekend so it should be a good showdown in the 200 IM come NCAAs in four weeks.

Hart finished ahead of 100 breast Division III record holder KT Kustritz of Denison (2:00.84).

Crile Hart helped Kenyon finish second in the NCAC Championships with Denison claiming the team title. Hart won conference titles in the 100 butterfly (53.59), 200 backstroke (1:56.85) and also finished second in all four relays that she swam. She swam the nation-leading time in the 50 free (22.68) and 100 free (49.51) in leading off both relays, but she will likely not swim those sprint events at NCAAs in four weeks.

Denison women put up the nation leading time in all five relays on the weekend, scaring the NCAA record in the 200 medley (1:40.16), and getting within half a second in the 200 free (1:30.98).

The Kenyon men won the NCAC championship crown, defeating Denison twice already this season, once in a duel meet in November and again for the second time at conference. The Kenyon men are looking for their first NCAA team title since 2015.

4 comments

  1. avatar
    Anonymous

    Would be really great if the article printed what her time was in the 200 IM.

    • avatar
      Andy Ross

      Yeah oops. We just started championship season and I am already brain dead

  2. Mo Trattner

    Congrats Crile! Always great seeing you race over the years!!

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