2014 Division II National Championships- Day One Real Time Recaps

Follow along with us as we breakdown each race as it happens over the course of the night.  Tonight’s events are the 1000 Freestyle (a unique part of the Division II National Championship), 200 IM, 50 Free, 200 Medley Relay.

You can read the Prelims Recap here.

Check out the Fab Guides: Men and Women

Here are today’s Ups/ and Downs:

Women 50 Free Women 200 IM Women’sTotals Men 200 IM Men 50 Free Men’sTotals
West Chester 1 up/1 down 1 up/ 1 down  
Drury 1 up/2 down 1 up/ 1 down 2 up/ 3 down 2 up/ 1 down 3 up/2 down 5 up/ 3 down
Wingate 1 up 1 up 2 up/ 1 down 2 up/ 1 down
Queens 1 down 2 up 2 up/ 1 down 1 up 1 up
Bridgeport 1 up 1 up 2 up 1 up 1 up
IUP 1 down 1 up 1 up/ 1 down  
Ashland 1 down 1 up 1 up/ 1 down  
Colorado Mesa 1 down 1 down  
West Florida 1 down 1 down 2 down  
Wayne State 1 up 1 down 1 up/ 1 down 1 up 1 up
LIU Post 1 down 1 down  
Findlay 1 down 1 down  
Alaska-Faribanks 1 down 1 down  
Grand Valley 1 down 1 down 1 up 1 up
Southen Conn.   1 up 1 up
Florida Southern 1 down 1 down 2 down 1 up/1 down 1 up/ 3 down
Lake Erie   1 down 1 down
Nova S’Eastern   1 down 1 down 2 down
Cal Baptist 1 up 1 up 1 down 1 down
Ashland   1 down 1 down 2 down
Simon Fraser 1 up 1 up  
Limestone 1 up 1 up 1 up 1 up
NMU 1 up 1 up  
Hillsdale 1 up 1 up  
UCSD   1 up/1 down 1 up/ 1 down
Saint Leo   1 up 1 up
Delta State   1 down 1 down
Tampa   1 down 1 down
Missouri S&T   1 down 1 down

NCAA Division II Championships

Women’s 1000 Freestyle

Borchardt was out quick off the gun trying to extend out in front in the early lengths of the event.  After the first 150 she began to creep back as the rest of the field inched up with Meredith Boudreaux of Queens and Florida Southern’s Allison Crenshaw began to move up with them sitting in first and second respectively at the 300 mark.  Crenshaw would continue her normal breathing pattern, every two, allowing her to see Boudreaux every other lap.  Melanie Tombers of Delta State would take a page from Crenshaw’s book as she began to close in on Boudreaux. But it would be Kristina Novichenko who begin inching up and passing both Tombers and Boudreaux setting her sights on Crenshaw sitting right on her hip starting at the 650 yard mark.  Crenshaw would then begin increasing her tempo as she tried to extend her lead on Novichenko and Boudreaux who would still be holding strong in third at the 800 mark. At the 850 mark, Crenshaw put the hammer down and the race for second began between Novichenko and Boudreaux.  Finishing strong and defending her national title was Allison Crenshaw in 9:56.65 as Queen’s Boudreaux would finish in second, and with a great finishing lap Lindenwood’s Alecia McGillivray would finish in third.

Men’s 1000 Freestyle

Victor Polyakov would waste no time in starting his run for his first Division II National Championship with Queen’s Alex Menke keeping pace with him early on with Franco Lupoli and Juan Tolosa of Florida Southern on the outside trying to keep pace with the leaders.  Menke would try and ride the wake of Polyakov but he would began to fade just a little bit as the rest of the field inched up on him and Sylwester Borowicz Skoneczny would move up and pass not only Menke but also Lupoli and Tolosa to start his battle to climb back in the race with Polyakov who at the 500 mark he would maintain almost a 2 body length lead over his nearest competitor.  The race was one sided the rest of the way as it was Polyakov who would continue to lengthen his lead with Skoneczny would maintain his second place with Tolosa in third. At the 750 mark, Polyakov nursed a 2.3 second lead over Skoneczny as Tolosa began his attack for second place. There would be no challenge to Polyakov as he would take his first every Division II National Championship in 9:07.00 with Skoneczny in second and Tolosa would hold for third place.

Women’s 200 IM

There would a line of swimmers that would more or less hit the first wall at the same time, but it was Adeline Martin who would be in the lead after the butterfly lead, Both Queen’s Ladies in Hannah Peiffer and Caroline Arkelian would use strong backstroke legs to be in first and second respectively after the backstroke.  Peiffer would try and hold off the field but Katharina Fischer would take the lead during the breaststoke and not look back as she takes the victory in a  Nationa Meet Record time of 1:59.21 over Queens Arkelian who would finish second in 2:00.31 and Agnieszka Ostrowska would round out the top three in 2:00.46.

Men’s 200 IM

Jachowicz was off to a slow start of the block and Matt Josa would take no time at all to take advantage of this as he led after the butterfly. Josa would continue to lead after the backstroke with Ferrero and Jachowicz holding at second and third respectively.  Josa would still remain in the lead after the breaststroke with Jachowicz holding his own.  There would be a battle to try and sort out the gold medal but it would be Matthew Josa who would take the victory in a Division II National Meet Record time of 1:43.96 with Jachowicz finishing second and Gianni Ferrero taking the bronze.

Women’s 50 Freestyle

Hanson would use strong underwaters to get off to a fast start but Azambuja would be first to the first wall and wouldn’t look back as she takes the victory in 22.62 with Wai Ting Yu (22.88) in second and Mary Hanson (22.92) rounding out the top three.

Men’s 50 Freestyle

There was no determining the lead as the whole field would turn at the first wall but it would Nicholas McCarthy who would take the victory in 19.75.  Second would be his teammate in Daniel Rzadkowski who tied with the top seed in Oscar Pereiro in 19.88.

Women’s 200 Medley Relay

Queens and UCSD Backstrokers were neck and neck for the whole first 25 utnil Peiffer for Queens pulled out to lead after the Backstroke.  Drury would turn it on in the Breaststroke leg to take the lead over Queens who would remain in second after the Breast.  Drury would still command the lead after the Butterfly leg as they extended their lead out Wayne State trying to make a last minute outside smoke attempt but it was to no avail as Drury takes the event in a Division II National Meet Record of 1:40.45.  Wayne State would take second and Alaska-Fairbanks and Bridgeport would tie for third.

Men’s 200 Medley Relay

Wayne State set a new NCAA record this morning and they would look to repeat that performance at least but it would be Queens with the early lead after the Backstroke leg, and they would not let up any steam on the Breaststroke but Wayne State turned on the jets to take over the lead during the Butterfly leg with Queens trailing them and they would try and catch them but could not take down the Warriors of Wayne State as they again improve their National Meet Record to 1:26.02. Queens would hold on to take second and Bridgeport would take the bronze.

Find all results from tonight here.

Team Scores after Tonight’s Sessions:

Women’s

1. Wayne State 120
2. Drury 114.5
3. Queens (Nc) 83
4. West Chester 74
5. Bridgeport 60
6. Clarion 42
7. Grand Valley 39
8. Nmu 38
9. Florida Southern 37
9. Alaska Fairbanks 37
11. Cal Baptist 34
12. Ucsd 29
13. Lindenwood 28
14. Wingate 27
15. Liu Post 23
16. Iup 18
17. Colorado Mesa 14
17. Csu East Bay 14
19. Simon Fraser 13
19. Ashland 13
21. West Florida 12.5
22. Bentley University 12
23. Limestone 11.5
23. Hillsdale 11.5
25. Delta State 6
25. St. Cloud State 6
27. Southern Conn 5
28. Lynn 4
29. Minnesota State Univ Moorhead 2
29. Findlay 2

Men’s

1. Drury 144.5
2. Florida Southern 83
3. Ucsd 69
4. Wayne State 57
4. Queens (Nc) 57
6. Bridgeport 48.5
7. West Chester 42
8. Wingate 41
9. Lindenwood 33
10. Tampa 31
11. Ashland 29
12. Delta State 22
13. Limestone 21
14. Grand Valley 16
15. Southern Conn 14
15. Indy 14
15. Saint Leo 14
18. Missouri S & T 11
19. Cal Baptist 10
20. Nova S’Eastern 9
21. Lake Erie 7

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Michael started swimming at the ripe age of 6 with a small neighborhood team.  When he turned 8, a three sport athlete at the time, he started year-round swimming.  Eventually he let go of the other sports and focused his career on swimming.  Growing over the next few years he qualified for his …

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