Marius Kusch Crushes NCAA Division II Record in 100 Back

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Queens senior Marius Kusch followed Lapshina with another dominating performance. He won the 100 back in 45.09, absolutely crushing the Division II record in the event to win the NCAA Division II title on Friday at Indianapolis.

The previous mark was 45.88 set by Paul Pijulet of Queens last year.

Kusch was more than a second ahead of the field.

Fresno Pacific’s Iskender Baslakov was second (46.23), followed by Grand Valley State junior Harry Shalamon (46.59).

Wayne State senior Dima Drobnych was fourth in 47.04, followed by Indianapolis senior Rodrigo Codo Berti (47.11) and NMU’s Renars Bundzis (47.17).

Oklahoma Baptist’s Robinson Molina finished seventh in 47.44 and Carson-Newman’s Seth Hughes was eighth (47.73).

Event 24  Men 100 Yard Backstroke
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     NCAA DII: N 45.88  3/16/2018 Paul Pijulet, Queens (NC)
         Meet: M 45.88  3/16/2018 Paul Pijulet, Queens (NC)
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
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                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Kusch, Marius          SR Queens (NC)         46.70      45.09N  20  
    r:+0.58  21.61        45.09 (23.48)
  2 Baslakov, Iskender     SO Fresno Pacific      47.02      46.23   17  
    r:+0.62  22.29        46.23 (23.94)
  3 Shalamon, Harry        JR Grand Valley        47.36      46.59   16  
    r:+0.54  22.28        46.59 (24.31)
  4 Drobnych, Dima         SR Wayne State         47.25      47.04   15  
    r:+0.61  22.41        47.04 (24.63)
  5 Codo Berti, Rodrigo    SR Indy                47.29      47.11   14  
    r:+0.57  22.97        47.11 (24.14)
  6 Bundzis, Renars        SR NMU                 47.15      47.17   13  
    r:+0.53  22.90        47.17 (24.27)
  7 Molina, Robinson       SO Oklahoma Baptist    47.45      47.44   12  
    r:+0.49  22.61        47.44 (24.83)
  8 Hughes, Seth           SR Carson-Newman       47.47      47.73   11  
    r:+0.55  22.12        47.73 (25.61)
 
                        === Consolation Final ===                        
 
  9 Brugnoni, Giulio       SO Delta State         47.48      46.24    9  
    r:+0.47  22.05        46.24 (24.19)
 10 Budai, Lajos           JR NMU                 47.51      47.44    7  
    r:+0.58  23.13        47.44 (24.31)
 11 Bighetti, Nathan       FR Henderson St.       47.57      47.82    6  
    r:+0.62  23.41        47.82 (24.41)
 12 Fava, Emanuel          FR Delta State         48.03      48.45    5  
    r:+0.51  23.15        48.45 (25.30)
 13 Mueller, Franz         SO Wayne State         48.05      48.47    4  
    r:+0.60  23.25        48.47 (25.22)
 14 Rosa, Thiago           SO Emmanuel            48.25      48.48    3  
    r:+0.60  23.31        48.48 (25.17)
 15 Dyck, Brandon          SO Florida Southern    47.88      48.54    2  
    r:+0.54  23.24        48.54 (25.30)
 16 Sydorchenko, Dmytro    JR Queens (NC)         48.50      48.85    1  
    r:+0.54  23.19        48.85 (25.66)

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