Denison’s KT Kustritz Breaks NCAA D3 100 Breast Record

Photo Courtesy: Allen Rich

Denison sophomore KT Kustritz set the NCAA Division III National Record in the 100 breaststroke Friday night when she touched the wall in 1:00.50. That time took down the oldest women’s NCAA DIII mark in the books. Williams’ Lindsay Payne swam a 1:00.54 in 2006.

In prelims at the 2017 Miami University Invite Kustritz touched in 1:00.71, improving on her season best, nation leading time and closing in on the mark.

Kustritz’s splits:

28.28, 32.22

While National rankings are not yet updated with this weekend’s times, Kustritz appears to lead the way by quite a bit. Kenyon’s Julia Wilson is listed second in 1:02.39, though the senior improved to 1:01.35 last night, a new school record for the Ladies.

Kustritz’s lifetime best in the 200 breaststroke is a 2:15.90, swum at this meet last year. The National record in that event is a 2:12.20, swum by UW-Eau Claire’s Samantha Senczyszyn at her conference meet in 2016. That swim came just a week after Amherst’s Emily Hyde set the National mark in 2:12.22. Hyde took down Payne’s long-standing mark.