Michalak Downs 100 Butterfly Record, Queens Goes 1-2 In Men’s Event

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Women’s 100 Butterfly

West Florida senior Theresa Michalak had a huge swim to drop more than a second from her morning time and set a new NCAA record in the 100 fly. Michalak was out in first at 24.96 and had a huge second 50 of 27.37 to touch the wall in 52.33 and drop a tenth of of the record from 2015.

Queen’s Georgia DaCruz moved up two spots from this morning to finish 2nd in 53.24, while Drury’s Bailee Nunn added 3-tenths to her morning swim to drop to 3rd. Queens Hannah Peiffer finished 4th in 53.92, giving the Royals 32 points and a nice boost to move 5 points ahead of Drury.

 Event 14  Women 100 Yard Butterfly
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  Division II: R 52.42  3/12/2015 Armony Dumur, Wingate
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
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                       === Championship Finals ===                       
 
  1 Theresa Michalak       SR West Florida        53.34      52.33R  20  
             24.96        52.33 (27.37)
  2 Georgia DaCruz         FR Queens (NC)         53.98      53.24   17  
             25.01        53.24 (28.23)
  3 Bailee Nunn            FR Drury               53.16      53.48   16  
             25.02        53.48 (28.46)
  4 Hannah Peiffer         SR Queens (NC)         53.96      53.92   15  
             25.40        53.92 (28.52)
  5 Jessie Gibson          FR Simon Fraser        54.33      54.36   14  
             25.69        54.36 (28.67)
  6 Ebba Stillman          FR Wingate             54.67      54.58   13  
             25.72        54.58 (28.86)
  7 Hannah Kastigar        JR Northern State      54.48      54.59   12  
             25.88        54.59 (28.71)
  8 Paige Meredith         SR Jewell              54.64      55.22   11  
             25.81        55.22 (29.41)
 
                       === Consolation Finals ===                        
 
  9 Daria Belova           JR Fresno Pacific      54.72      54.53    9  
             25.90        54.53 (28.63)
 10 Vera Johansson         JR Drury               54.77      54.81    7  
             25.79        54.81 (29.02)
 11 Natalia Garriock       JR Saint Leo           54.67      55.06    6  
             26.06        55.06 (29.00)
 12 Kristina Tchernyshev   SR Cal Baptist         55.01      55.09    5  
             25.70        55.09 (29.39)
 13 Caitlin Coughlin       SR Wingate             54.74      55.52    4  
             25.60        55.52 (29.92)
 14 Hannah Vinyard         SR Lindenwood          55.69      55.64    3  
             26.79        55.64 (28.85)
 15 Meghan Keithly         FR West Chester        55.45      55.68    2  
             26.67        55.68 (29.01)
 16 Evyn Spencer           SR Truman State        55.39      55.92    1  
             26.22        55.92 (29.70)

Men’s 100 Butterfly

Queens went 1-2 in this event to push their point lead over 100 ahead of second place Drury. Junior Paul Pijulet and sophomore Marius Kusch kept their positions from this morning’s prelims, with Pijulet finishing 1st in 45.62 and Kusch finishing 2nd in 45.81.

The two were nearly a full second ahead of the field, with Gabriel Souza finishing back in 3rd place with a 46.66.

 Event 15  Men 100 Yard Butterfly
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  Division II: R 44.89  3/12/2015 Matthew Josa, Queens (NC)
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Finals ===                       
 
  1 Paul Pijulet           JR Queens (NC)         45.74      45.62   20  
             20.95        45.62 (24.67)
  2 Marius Kusch           SO Queens (NC)         45.87      45.81   17  
             21.22        45.81 (24.59)
  3 Gabriel Souza          JR Grand Valley        47.09      46.66   16  
             21.38        46.66 (25.28)
  4 Aleksei Averchenko     FR Fresno Pacific      47.54      47.07   15  
             22.00        47.07 (25.07)
  5 Sebastian Holmberg     JR Wingate             47.12      47.19   14  
             21.52        47.19 (25.67)
  6 Jun Han Kim            SR Drury               47.66      47.62   13  
             22.22        47.62 (25.40)
  7 Thiago Sickert         SR Nova S'eastern      47.54      47.74   12  
             21.70        47.74 (26.04)
  8 Rodrigo Caceres        JR Drury               47.52      48.31   11  
             21.90        48.31 (26.41)
 
                       === Consolation Finals ===                        
 
  9 Matija Pucarevic       FR McKendree           48.03      47.96    9  
             22.24        47.96 (25.72)
 10 Rasmus Olsen           SO Wayne State         48.00      47.97    7  
             22.34        47.97 (25.63)
 11 Zach Bunner            JR Queens (NC)         48.07      48.05    6  
             22.43        48.05 (25.62)
 12 Matheus Isidro         FR Lindenwood          47.83      48.36    5  
             22.99        48.36 (25.37)
 13 Kevin Wylder           JR UCSD                48.21      48.45    4  
             22.45        48.45 (26.00)
 14 Enzo Pazos             JR Queens (NC)         48.33      48.49    3  
             22.70        48.49 (25.79)
 15 Emil Moller            JR Limestone           48.58      48.50    2  
             22.72        48.50 (25.78)
 16 Joao Pedro Barreto     FR Catawba College     48.54      49.03    1  
             22.42        49.03 (26.61)
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Author: James Sica

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James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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