2017 NCAA Division III Men – Day 2 Finals Live Recap

Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships

Men’s 200-yard Freestyle Relay – Final

  • NCAA DIII Record: 1:18.06 3/22/2012, Kenyon (Somers, Turk, Richardson, Ramsey)
  1. Emory 1:19.03
  2. Johns Hopkins 1:21.07
  3. UW Stevens Point 1:21.25
  4. Williams 1:21.58
  5. Pomona-Pitzer 1:21.71
  6. College of New Jersey 1:22.33
  7. Washington (MO) 1:22.49

Emory had a slight edge throughout the first three legs, then Oliver Smith took over. Smith looked like he had been shot out of a cannon, and by the time he came up for his first stroke he was already well over a body length in front of the field. He split 18.97 on the end and gave Emory the win with 1:19.03. MIT and Johns Hopkins battled for second, and while MIT got the touch, they were disqualified so Johns Hopkins finished second. Stevens Point came in third with 1:21.25.

The winning splits were:

  • Kolleck, Trey SO 20.19
  • Schwartz, Aaron JR 19.92
  • Hardwick, Alex JR 19.95
  • Smith, Oliver JR 18.97

Men’s 400-yard Individual Medley – Final

  • NCAA DIII Record: 3:46.62 3/19/2015 Harrison Curley, Kenyon
  1. Jackson Lindell, SR Denison 3:47.31
  2. Ian Rainey, JR NYU 3:50.65
  3. TIE 3rd Ian Reardon, SR Kenyon 3:52.34
  4. TIE 3rd Reid Hensen, SO NYU 3:52.34
  5. Michael Bartholomew, FR Kenyon 3:56.51
  6. Brooks McCoy, SO Kenyon 3:57.86
  7. Matthew Hedman, SO Denison 3:59.08
  8. Brandon McKenzie, SO MIT 3:59.96

NYU junior Ian Rainey was first to the wall at the end of the butterfly leg, with Denison senior and defending champion, Jackson Lindell just behind. Lindell took off in the backstroke, building more than a body-length lead between himself and Rainey. Kenyon’s Ian Reardon and Reid Hensen of NYU were right with Rainey. Lindell held his own throughout the breaststroke, then powered through the freestyle, adding another body length to his lead. Lindell touched in 3:47.31, less than 7/10 off the Division III record.

Rainey came in second with 3:50.65, while Reardon and Hensen tied for third with 3:52.34. Kenyon freshman Matthew Bartholomew was fifth with 3:54.81.

Men’s 100-yard Butterfly – Final

  • NCAA DIII Record: 46.97 3/19/2015 Reed Dalton, Wash U
  1. Benjamin Lin, SR Williams 47.37
  2. Bouke Edskes, FR MIT 47.41
  3. Matthew Williams, SR CMS 47.80
  4. Dallas Tarkenton, SR Mary Washington 48.06
  5. Sam Jekel, SR UW-Stevens Point 48.16
  6. Kingsley Bowen, SO Tufts 48.47
  7. Kenny Fox, SO Denison 48.67
  8. Nathanial Kozycki, SO Albion 48.68

Williams senior Benjamin Lin avenged his second-place finish from 2016 with a terrific back-half win over MIT freshman Bouke Edskes. It was Matthew Williams, a senior at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, who was out first at the 50, blazing the way with 21.88. Lin was in the next wave with Edskes, Wisconsin-Stevens Point senior Sam Jekel, and Mary Washington senior Dallas Tarkenton. Lin and Edskes separated themselves from the rest of the field, though, coming home in 25.0 and 25.1, respectively. Lin touched just 4/100 ahead of Edskes, with Williams holding on for third.

Men’s 200-yard Freestyle – Final

  • NCAA DIII Record: 1:36.62 4/8/1988 Dennis Mulvihill, Kenyon
  • Meet Record: 1:36.67 3/16/2017 Evan Holder, Johns Hopkins
  1. Evan Holder, SR Johns Hopkins 1:36.42
  2. Thomas Gordon, SO Emory 1:37.08
  3. Ryan Boraski, SR Keene State 1:37.10
  4. Arthur Conover, SR Kenyon 1:37.12
  5. Karl Sarier, SO Bowdoin 1:37.78
  6. Walt Dauksher, SO Denison 1:38.01
  7. Christian Baker, SR Emory 1:38.58
  8. Michael Wohl, SO Johns Hopkins 1:42.03

As he did in heats this morning, Keene State senior Ryan Boraski jumped out front on the first 50 and build up a 3/4 body-length lead over the first 100. Johns Hopkins senior and meet record-holder, Evan Holder, moved up on Boraski and pulled even by the 150 wall. Over the final 50 yards it was Evan Holder against the clock, Evan holder against a 1988 NCAA Division III record that he only missed by 5/100 this morning. This time Holder got it. He split his back half 24.81/24.80 and came to the wall in 1:36.42, taking a full 20/100 off the 29-year-old mark.

Thomas Gordon of Emory snuck in at second with a 25.00 final 50, touching out Boraski by 2/100 with 1:37.08. Boraski finished with 1:37.10, while Kenyon senior Arthur Conover was just another 2/100 back in fourth with 1:37.12.

Men’s 1-meter Diving – Final

  • NCAA DIII Record: 578.70 2/14/14 Connor Dignan Denison
  • Meet Record: 557.90 3/21/02 Gabe Korteum St. Olaf
  1. Max Levy, SR Denison 553.45
  2. Samuel Randall, JR SUNY Geneseo 511.50
  3. Connor Brission, SO NYU 502.60
  4. Arron Carlson, SR SUNY Fredonia 492.90
  5. John Morris, SR Rowan 475.60
  6. Sam Hoyt, JR Union 474.95
  7. Matthew Rohrer, SR Tufts 473.25
  8. Gabe Bamforth, SO Carnegie Mellon 414.95

Denison senior Max Levy wrapped up with a 72-point dive, the highest scoring dive of the evening, to assure his victory on the 1-meter board. His final score was 553.45, just 4.45 points off the meet mark and 25.25 points off the Division III record. SUNY Geneseo junior Samuel Randall finished second with 511.50, while Connor Brission of NYU was third with 502.60.

Men’s 400-yard Medley Relay – Final

  • NCAA DIII Record: 3:12.96 3/16/17 Emory (Ono, Wilson, Cooper, Kolleck)
  1. Emory 3:10.51
  2. Williams 3:15.72
  3. Johns Hopkins 3:16.04
  4. Kenyon 3:16.30
  5. Washington (MO) 3:16.62
  6. Denison 3:17.15
  7. NYU 3:17.63
  8. MIT 3:17.85

Williams senior Benjamin Lin was the first backstroker to the wall, stopping the clock at 46.94, just .01 off his record-breaking leadoff split from the morning heats. Sage Ono of Emory was 48.07; he handed off to Andrew Wilson, who proceeded to put several body lengths between the Eagles and the rest of the field with a mind-blowing 50.27 breaststroke split. Christian Baker followed with a 48.84 butterfly, and Oliver Smith put up a 43.33 anchor. The Emory quartet combined for 3:10.51, taking 2.45 seconds off the Division III mark they had established in prelims.

Williams finished second in 3:15.72, and Johns Hopkins took third from lane 8, edging Kenyon 3:16.04 to 3:16.30.

                      Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 20                      
 
  1. Emory                             244   2. Kenyon                          214.5
  3. Denison                           193   4. Johns Hopkins                     177
  5. Williams                          125   6. Wash U. MO                        124
  7. Nyu                              92.5   8. Mit                                88
  9. Uw-Stevens Point                   83  10. Rowan                              63
 11. Albion                             54  11. Tufts                              54
 13. Tcnj                               51  14. Wpi                                40
 15. Chicago                            39  16. Keene St.                          32
 17. Pomona-Pitzer                      28  18. Carnegie Mellon                    24
 19. UC Santa Cruz                      20  20. Bates                              19
 21. Suny Geneseo                       17  22. Claremont MS                       16
 23. Widener                            15  23. Suny Fredonia                      15
 23. Mary Washington                    15  26. Bowdoin                            14
 27. Union                              13  28. Gettysburg                         12
 28. Calvin                             12  30. Case Western                       11
 31. Uw-Eau Claire                       9  31. Loras                               9
 33. Linfield                            8  33. Conn College                        8
 35. St. Lawrence                        7  36. Amherst                             6
 37. John Carroll                        5  38. Suny Brockport                      3
 39. Lake Forest                         2  40. Cal Lutheran                        1
 40. St. Thomas                          1  40. Birmingham Southern                 1

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aubrey drake

Where does 50.27 rank as far as breaststroke splits go?

BTW, here’s the link to the HyTek results without all the PITA CS.com frames….

http://www.collegeswimming.us/results/75359/

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