NCAA Division I Men’s Championships: Kristian Gkolomeev Joins Coach Jonty Skinner as Alabama 100 Free Winners

Kristian Gkolomeev
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Alabama’s Kristian Gkolomeev joined Alabama assistant coach Jonty Skinner as an NCAA victor in the 100-yard free at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Gkolomeev put up a top time of 41.56 for the win, just the second time a man from Alabama has won the title in NCAA history.

The other man happens to be Skinner, who claimed the title back in 1975 – 40 years ago.  Skinner put up a 43.927 for the win back then.

Gkolomeev tied with Arizona’s Brad Tandy for the 50-yard free title last year, and can now lay claim to a title of his own this year.

Gkolomeev moved up to ninth in the all-time history of the event with his swim.

NC State’s Simonas Bilis placed second in 41.78, while Southern California’s Cristian Quintero took home third overall in 42.18.

  1 Gkolomeev, Kris  SO Alabama             42.23      41.56         20  
    r:+0.70  19.60        41.56 (21.96)
  2 Bilis, Simonas   JR NC State            42.18      41.78         17  
    r:+0.73  20.23        41.78 (21.55)
  3 Quintero, Crist  SR Southern Califor    42.26      42.18         16  
    r:+0.68  20.24        42.18 (21.94)
  4 Ortiz, Bruno     SR Michigan            42.26      42.26         15  
    r:+0.71  20.02        42.26 (22.24)
  5 Chadwick, Micha  SO Missouri            42.37      42.29         14  
    r:+0.71  20.14        42.29 (22.15)
  6 Soedel, Nick     SR Univ of Utah        42.31      42.36         13  
    r:+0.66  20.28        42.36 (22.08)
  7 Murray, John     JR Texas               42.27      42.62         12  
    r:+0.67  20.48        42.62 (22.14)
  8 Messerschmidt,   JR California          42.32      42.73         11  
    r:+0.75  20.04        42.73 (22.69)
  1. Texas                             428   2. California                        321
  3. Michigan                          253   4. Southern Cali                     226
  5. Florida                           217   6. Stanford                          172
  7. Georgia                         168.5   8. Alabama                           151
  9. NC State                        150.5  10. Auburn                            144
 11. Tennessee                         109  12. Indiana                           104
 13. Missouri                        101.5  14. Arizona                          91.5
 15. Louisville                       77.5  16. Ohio St                            72
 17. UNC                              49.5  18. Miami (Fl)                         49
 19. Wisconsin                          48  20. Univ of Utah                     40.5
 21. South Carolina                     36  22. Brigham Young                      30
 23. Purdue                             29  24. Penn St                            27
 25. Georgia Tech                       19  26. Northwestern                       18
 27. Virginia Tech                      16  28. Wku                                13
 29. Unlv (M)                           12  29. Denver                             12
 31. Florida St                         11  32. Virginia                            8
 33. Notre Dame                          7  34. Penn                                6
 35. Texas A&M                         4.5  36. Minnesota                           4
 37. Southern Methodist University       2  37. Yale                                2

2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships, Live Results – Results