2017 NCAA Division III Men: Day 1 Prelims Live Recap

Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships

  • March 15-18, 2017
  • CISD Natatorium, Shenandoah, Texas
  • Prelims 10 AM, Finals 6 PM – U.S. Central Time Zone (GMT -6 currently)
  • Event schedule
  • Real-time results – diving
  • Real-time results – swimming
  • Video link (expected to be available when meet starts)
  • Championship Central


Men’s 500-yard Freestyle – Prelims

Top 8 qualifiers:

  1. Andrew Greenhalgh, Johns Hopkins 4:22.66
  2. Christian Baker, Emory 4:22.84
  3. Arthur Conover, Kenyon 4:25.34
  4. Thomas Gordon, Emory 4:27.44
  5. Robert Williams, Kenyon 4:28.58
  6. David Perez, Kenyon 4:28.67
  7. Henry Copses, Emory 4:28.83
  8. Mitchell Riek, Carnegie Mellon 4:28.89

Williams freshman Andrew Trunsky dropped 5.1 seconds to win the first heat of men’s 500s in 4:30.94, thus earning himself a slot in the B final. Kenyon sophomore Brooks McCoy was the winner of heat 2 with 4:32.59.

NCAA record-holder Andrew Greenhalgh of Johns Hopkins dropped a 4:22.66 to win the first circle-seeded heat over Kenyon sophomore Robert Williams (4:28.58) and his teammate, freshman Connor Rumpit (4:28.97). Another Lord, senior Arthur Conover, won the next heat with 4:25.34. Emory’s Thomas Gordon (4:27.44) and Henry Copses (4:28.83) followed.

Emory senior Christian Baker, the top seed coming into the meet, went 4:22.84 to win the final heat over Kenyon junior David Perez (4:28.67) and Mitchell Riek of Carnegie Mellon (4:28.89).

Men’s 200-yard Individual Medley – Prelims

Top 8 qualifiers

  1. Evan Holder, SR Johns Hopkins 1:45.64
  2. Andrew Wilson, SR Emory 1:46.18
  3. Trevor Manz, SR Kenyon 1:46.92
  4. Jackson Lindell, SR Denison 1:47.49
  5. Bouke Edskes, FR MIT 1:48.01
  6. Michael Lagieski, SR Wash U. MO 1:48.71
  7. Ian Reardon, SR Kenyon 1:48.84
  8. Kevin Van Cleave, SO Wash U. MO 1:48.90

Freshmen Carlos Colmenares of NYU and Peyton Wilson of Wash U both had major drops in heat 1; Colmenares got the touch, 1:51.93 to 1:52.01. Johns Hopkins junior Mark Wilson followed suite, improving his seed time by exactly 4 seconds to win the following heat over teammate, sophomore Emile Kuyl (1:50.91).

Meet record-holder and defending champion Jackson Lindell of Denison went 1:47.49 over Eau Claire freshman Collin Miller (1:49.35) and Birmingham Southern freshman Noah Young (1:49.92) to take the first circle-seeded heat.

Johns Hopkins senior Evan Holder broke the meet record and was 7/100 off the NCAA record when he won the next heat in 1:45.64. He was followed by MIT freshman Bouke Edskes (1:48.01) and senior Michael Lagieski of Wash U (1:48.71).

Emory senior Andrew Wilson wrapped up the IMs with a 1:46.18. Kenyon senior Trevor Manz dropped just over 3 seconds and finished second in the heat with 1:46.92 ahead of Kenyon classmate Ian Reardon (1:48.84).

Men’s 50-yard Freestyle – Prelims

  • NCAA DIII Record: 19.38 3/21/2012 Zach Turk Kenyon

Top 8 qualifiers:

  1. Oliver Smith, JR Emory 19.85
  2. Jesse Novak, SR Rowan 19.88
  3. Ivan Garin, SR UC Santa Cruz 20.09
  4. Jack Englehardt, JR UW-Stevens Point 20.10
  5. Ryan Boraski, SR Keene St. 20.17
  6. Mathias Kolleck, SO Emory 20.19
  7. Joshua Tomazin, JR MIT 20.20
  8. Ian Gaynor, SR Widener 20.31

NYU junior Chad Moody dropped 8/10 to win the first heat and earn a spot in the B final, going 20.62. Emory, who hit the jackpot in the men’s 50 free, with 2 up and 1 down, began populating tonight’s final in the second heat when freshman Sage Ono dropped 1/10 to qualify 16th with 20.64. MIT junior Jeremy Bogle took .17 off his seed time and out-touched Chicago sophomore Alexander Farrell, 20.47 to 20.59, to win heat 3.

Stevens Point junior Jack Englehardt kicked off the circle-seeded heats with a 20.10, dropping .19 and touching out Keene State senior Ryan Boraski (20.17). Rowan senior and 2016 bronze medalist Jesse Novak went 19.88 to win the penultimate heat over UC Santa Cruz senior Ivan Garin (20.09, -.31) and Widener senior Ian Gaynor (20.31). Emory junior Oliver Smith, who won this event last year, was the final heat winner and overall leader with 19.85. Teammate, sophomore Mathias Kolleck (20.19), and MIT junior Joshua Tomazin (20.20) were second and third.

Men’s 200-yard Medley Relay – Prelims

  • NCAA Record: 1:26.74 2/2/16 Emory (Ono, Wilson, Baker, Smith)

Top 8 qualifiers:

  1. Emory 1:27.31
  2. Denison 1:29.59
  3. WPI 1:29.72
  4. Williams 1:29.75
  5. Johns Hopkins 1:29.81
  6. MIT 1:29.87
  7. Wash U. MO 1:29.91
  8. UW-Stevens Point 1:30.06

Emory’s Mitchell Cooper, Wilson, Cooper Tollen, and Smith combined to finish first with 1:27.31, just off the NCAA record, and more than 2 seconds faster than all other qualifiers for tonight’s final. Denison (1:29.59) and WPI (1:59.72) both improved on their seed times and qualified second and third.





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andrew majeske
6 years ago

Some quick thoughts:
1) Looks like Denison might not be hitting their taper (or tapered to much for their conference meet), whereas Kenyon and Emory are on fire. Denison will be spotting a lot of points to Emory/Kenyon by the end of the day
2) Emory might make up all of the points they need to challenge Denison’s diving advantage in tonight’s swimming events.
3) Kenyon’s relay only makes the B final–their lack of sprint speed will be their downfall this year, in terms of beating Emory.
4) Conover swam the strategic race this am. He might have a bit more to give tonight than Baker/Greenhalgh, they could have saved a bit more energy, and still… Read more »

6 years ago

Is this the best senior class in D3 swimming in a long time?? 3 seniors in the 500 all right at the national record. 4 seniors in the 200IM right around it was well. Impressive group but going to leave some holes next year.

6 years ago

wowwwwwww, Evan Holder figured out how to taper this year! Almost clipped the record in prelims! Does this mean that the ridiculously old (and relatively slow) 200 free record from like 1996 will finally go down this year? I hope so

Reply to  THEO
6 years ago

Not sure we can call that Mulvihill record slow. Old maybe but not slow. That guy was a monster

Reply to  Sean
6 years ago

monster in his time. 1:36.6 ain’t what it used to be. People do underwaters now. As a metric to compare against across events, look where that record would rank in D1 this year, and then look at any of the other d3 records and see where they fall. Every other D3 record ranks inside the top 100. Wilson and Turk being top 25. Conover 28th. Mulvihill’s time would be 162nd.

Reply to  THEO
6 years ago

that dude just gobbled up water but yeah I hear what your saying

6 years ago

Conover, Greenhalgh, and Baker all looking solid this morning. Should be a great battle come finals. Doesn’t look like they’ll all get below the record but I am still hoping one of them does. And wow much faster than last year – in 2016 it took 4:32.5 to final, as compared to 4:30.9 this year. Good sign for the meet overall on the men’s side.

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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