Dion Dreesens Crushes NCAA D2 200 Free Record

Photo Courtesy: Maddie Kyler

Queens’ Dion Dreesens absolutely dominated the field in the men’s 200-yard free at the 2016 NCAA Division II Championships, winning by nearly three seconds.

His time of 1:32.46 crushed his old NCAA DII record of 1:34.20 he set last month at Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships and was three seconds faster than what he swam this morning. This is the junior’s second individual title of the weekend after winning the 1000 last night.

West Chester’s Victor Polyakov took second in 1:35.11 and Simon Fraser’s Adrian VanderHelm finished a close third in 1:35.18.

Nova Southeastern’s Thiago Sickert (1:35.52), Wingate’s Jerome Heidrich (1:35.82), Drury’s Daniel Rzadkowski (1:37.33), Missouri S&T’s Keith Sponsler (1:37.34), and Queens’ Ben Taylor (1:37.60) rounded out the top eight.

=== Championship Finals ===                       
 
  1 Dion Dreesens          JR Queens (NC)       1:35.43    1:32.46R  20  
    r:+0.75  21.28        44.66 (23.38)
        1:08.50 (23.84)     1:32.46 (23.96)
  2 Victor Polyakov        JR West Chester      1:36.20    1:35.11   17  
    r:+0.72  22.36        46.16 (23.80)
        1:10.47 (24.31)     1:35.11 (24.64)
  3 Adrian VanderHelm      SO Simon Fraser      1:36.39    1:35.18   16  
    r:+0.73  22.03        46.22 (24.19)
        1:10.91 (24.69)     1:35.18 (24.27)
  4 Thiago Sickert         JR Nova S'eastern    1:36.42    1:35.52   15  
    r:+0.65  21.94        46.16 (24.22)
        1:10.30 (24.14)     1:35.52 (25.22)
  5 Jerome Heidrich        SO Wingate           1:36.34    1:35.82   14  
    r:+0.66  21.75        45.85 (24.10)
        1:10.55 (24.70)     1:35.82 (25.27)
  6 Daniel Rzadkowski      JR Drury             1:36.92    1:37.33   13  
    r:+0.74  22.46        47.20 (24.74)
        1:12.53 (25.33)     1:37.33 (24.80)
  7 Keith Sponsler         SR Missouri S & T    1:36.92    1:37.34   12  
    r:+0.79  22.39        47.55 (25.16)
        1:13.14 (25.59)     1:37.34 (24.20)
  8 Ben Taylor             SR Queens (NC)       1:36.50    1:37.60   11  
    r:+0.66  22.17        47.13 (24.96)
        1:12.65 (25.52)     1:37.60 (24.95)
 
                       === Consolation Finals ===                        
 
  9 Michael Cohn           SR UCSD              1:37.41    1:36.99    9  
    r:+0.70  22.65        47.59 (24.94)
        1:12.25 (24.66)     1:36.99 (24.74)
 10 Jesus Marin            SR Florida Southern  1:37.17    1:37.28    7  
    r:+0.69  22.95        47.71 (24.76)
        1:12.72 (25.01)     1:37.28 (24.56)
 11 Leif-Henning Kluever   JR Wingate           1:36.93    1:38.05    6  
    r:+0.81  23.07        48.16 (25.09)
        1:13.58 (25.42)     1:38.05 (24.47)
 12 Jeremy Parker          SR TAMPA             1:38.06    1:38.40    5  
    r:+0.65  23.50        48.33 (24.83)
        1:13.23 (24.90)     1:38.40 (25.17)
 13 Lennart Queiss         FR Wingate           1:38.10    1:38.52    4  
    r:+0.69  22.48        47.35 (24.87)
        1:12.97 (25.62)     1:38.52 (25.55)
 14 Bradley Strathmeyer    SR West Chester      1:37.79    1:38.55    2.5
    r:+0.71  22.81        47.83 (25.02)
        1:13.14 (25.31)     1:38.55 (25.41)
 14 Vitor Botana           FR Indy              1:38.41    1:38.55    2.5
    r:+0.64  23.09        48.00 (24.91)
        1:13.23 (25.23)     1:38.55 (25.32)
 16 Jon Glaser             JR Missouri S & T    1:36.95    1:38.82    1  
    r:+0.71  23.38        48.61 (25.23)
        1:13.90 (25.29)     1:38.82 (24.92)
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