2018 NCAA Division II Men’s Championships – Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

2018 NCAA Division II Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships

  • Dates: Wednesday, March 14 – Saturday, March 17
  • Swimming: prelims 10am, finals 6pm; Diving: 2pm
  • Location: Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, North Carolina (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champions: Queens (results)
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Day 2

Men’s 200 Yard Freestyle Relay – Prelims

  • NCAA DII: 1:17.27  3/10/2016   Tampa (Hammer, Augier, Borgen, Parker)
  • Meet: 1:17.27  3/10/2016   Tampa (Hammer, Augier, Borgen, Parker)

Qualifiers:

  1. Oklahoma Baptist 1:17.92
  2. Queens (NC) 1:19.07
  3. Delta State 1:20.37
  4. Florida Southern 1:20.59
  5. Florida Tech 1:20.62
  6. Cal Baptist 1:20.78
  7. Fresno Pacific 1:20.84
  8. Wingate 1:20.90
  9. Indy 1:20.96
  10. Nova S’eastern 1:21.00
  11. Lindenwood 1:21.07
  12. Wayne State 1:21.15
  13. Saint Leo 1:21.20
  14. Grand Valley 1:21.29
  15. Henderson St 1:21.57
  16. Bloomsburg 1:21.62

Oklahoma Baptist took 4/10 off their entry time to lead the morning’s qualifiers by 1.15 seconds with 1:17.91. The all-senior quartet of Julien-Pierre Goyeche (19.87), Chad Brandon (19.40), Andre Del Rio (19.79) and David Lambert (18.86) contributed to the effort.

Queens’s Dmytro Sydorchenko (20.08), Christopher Mayes (19.53), Enzo Pazos (19.81), and Bradford Hancock (19.65) were second in 1:19.07. They were followed by Delta State (Giulio Brugnonoi, Mattia Schirru, Alexder Zolotukhin, and Kohen Kerr) with 1:20.37.

Men’s 400 Yard Individual Medley – Prelims

  • NCAA DII: 3:43.84  3/12/2015   Nick Arakelian, Queens (NC)
  • Meet: 3:43.84  3/12/2015   Nick Arakelian, Queens (NC)

Qualifiers:

  1. Rolando Hernandez, SO Simon Fraser 3:48.93
  2. Matthew Holmes, JR Florida Southern 3:49.12
  3. William Shanel, SR Truman St. 3:49.19
  4. Joao Ribeiro, SO Wayne State 3:49.90
  5. Nicholas Arakelian, SR Queens (NC) 3:49.97
  6. Cristian Vasquez, JR Lindenwood 3:51.34
  7. Brandon Schuster, SO Cal Baptist 3:51.37
  8. Young Tae Seo, JR Drury 3:52.61
  9. Matias Lopez, FR Florida Southern 3:53.07
  10. Inigo Alarcia, SR Queens (NC) 3:53.69
  11. Ryan Leonard, JR NMU 3:53.79
  12. Brett Saunders, SO TAMPA 3:53.79
  13. Hector Gomez Diez FR Indy 3:53.87
  14. Samuel Brettmann, FR Nova S’eastern 3:54.92
  15. Eric Tolman, SO Cal Baptist 3:55.44
  16. Kian Quigley, JR Lindenwood 3:56.21

Lindenwood junior Kian Quigley kicked off the men’s 400 IMs with 1.4-second improvement over his seed time to win heat 1 in 3:56.21. In heat 2, the first of the circle seeds, Florida Southern junior Matthew Holmes got out to an early lead on the front half and never let up. There was a lot of jockeying for position behind Holmes. Drury junior Young Tae Seo and Cal Baptist sophomore Brandon Schuster moved from fourth/fifth to second/third on the breaststroke leg, passing a crowded field. Seo was up by 8/10 over Schuster at the 300, but a very strong freestyle leg from the latter gave him second place in the heat. Holmes went 3:49.12 for the heat win; Schuster was 3:51.37 for second, while Seo went 3:52.61 to take third. Schuster and Seo both made it into the A final.

Simon Fraser sophomore Rolando Hernandez swam a stunning 3:48.93 to win heat 3, taking 4.7 seconds off his seed time to post the morning’s fastest 400 IM overall. He held a commanding lead over the first half of the race, but a pair of 31s on the breaststroke leg from Wayne State sophomore Joao Ribeiro put him in second heading into the final 100 yards. From there, Hernandez outsplit Ribeiro by 1.7 seconds and won the heat. Ribeiro dropped 1.5 to finish second with 3:49.90, coming to the wall ahead of Lindenwood junior Cristian Vasquez (3:51.34). Queens senior and meet record-holder Nick Arakelian swam a casual 3:49.97 in the last heat to set up a potentially thrilling final tonight.

Men’s 100 Yard Butterfly – Prelims

  • NCAA DII: 44.89  3/12/2015   Matthew Josa, Queens (NC)
  • Meet: 44.89  3/12/2015   Matthew Josa, Queens (NC)

Qualifiers:

  1. Paul Pijulet, SR Queens (NC) 46.45
  2. Pavel Semochkin, FR Drury University 47.21
  3. Giulio Brugnoni, FR Delta State 47.36
  4. Sebastian Holmberg, SR Wingate 47.47
  5. Matija Pucarevic, FR McKendree 47.63
  6. Magnus Poulsen, SO Nova S’eastern 47.71
  7. Zach Bunner, SR Queens (NC) 47.74
  8. Aleksei Averchenko, SO Fresno Pacific 47.75
  9. Janko Radmanovic, SR Findlay 47.80
  10. Felipe Zapata, JR Oklahoma Baptist 47.89
  11. Garrett Tse, JR UCSD 47.93
  12. Matheus Isidro, SO Lindenwood 47.94
  13. Niklas Martin, JR Wingate 48.07
  14. Rasmus Olsen, JR Wayne State 48.21
  15. Victor Rocha Furtado, JR Florida Tech 48.23
  16. Enzo Pazos, SR Queens (NC) 48.29

Queens senior Zach Bunner went 1.3 seconds faster than his seed time to open the men’s 100 fly with a 47.74 win in heat 1 over UCSD senior Kevin Wylder (48.55). McKendree freshman Matija Pucarevic took heat 2 in 47.63, barely touching out Nova S’eastern sophomore Magnus Poulsen (47.71). Third to the wall was Lindenwood sophomore Matheus Isidro in 47.94.

Drury freshman Pavel Semochkin held on to win heat 3 with 47.21. He was followed in quick succession by Findlay senior Janko Radmanovic (47.80) and Oklahoma Baptist junior Felipe Zapata (47.89).

Defending champion Paul Pijulet of Queens closed out the heats of men’s 100 fly with 46.45. Wingate senior Sebastian Holmberg was following in second place but was touched out over the last few yards by Delta State freshman Giulio Brugnoni. Brugnoni wound up with 47.36 to Holmberg’s 47.47.

There was a swim-off for 16th place between Catawba sophomore Joao Pedro Barreto and Queens senior Enzo Pazos, both of whom went 48.29 in heats. While they were each faster than that in their second outing, Pazos prevailed with 47.48 (which would have made him 5th overall had he swum it in prelims) to Barreto’s 48.16.

Men’s 200 Yard Freestyle – Prelims

  • NCAA DII: 1:32.46  3/10/2016   Dion Dreesens, Queens (NC)
  • Meet: 1:32.46  3/10/2016   Dion Dreesens, Queens (NC)

Qualifiers:

  1. Marius Kusch, JR Queens (NC) 1:35.08
  2. Guilherme Zavaneli, JR Indy 1:36.24
  3. Samuel Heveroh, JR Truman St. 1:36.48
  4. Joan Casanovas, SO Drury University 1:36.54
  5. Justin Quiroga, JR Cal Baptist 1:36.93
  6. Jerome Heidrich, JR Cal Baptist 1:37.09
  7. Alen Mosic, FR Queens (NC) 1:37.32
  8. Alexander Skinner, FR McKendree 1:37.39
  9. Luca Simonetti, SO McKendree 1:37.72
  10. Lennart Queiss, JR Wingate 1:37.76
  11. Alexandre Reinbrecht, SR Drury University 1:37.86
  12. Morgan Meyer, JR Missouri S & T 1:37.86
  13. Cameron Newton, JR TAMPA 1:38.04
  14. Nico Campbell, JR Florida Southern 1:38.09
  15. Mattia Schirru, JR Delta State 1:38.30
  16. Keaton Dir, SR Jewell 1:38.33

Carson-Newman junior Marcelo Fi Gueiredo dropped 6/10 to win the first heat in 1:39.11. Indy freshman Adam Rosipal followed, edging Simon Fraser junior Mackenzie Hamill (1:39.64) and Northern Michigan junior Grantas Dapkus (1:38.93) with his heat-winning 1:38.51.

Alexandre Reinbrecht of Drury pulled off a come-from-behind win in heat 3, dropping 7/10 from his seed time to finish in 1:37.86. He was followed by Wingate freshman Marco Faerber-Gonzalez (1:38.70) and Queens senior Christopher Mayes (1:38.79).

Indy junior Guilherme Zavaneli kicked off the circle-seeded heats with 1:36.24, a 9/10 improvement over his entry time. He edged Truman State junior Samuel Heveroh, who dropped 6/10 from his seed time to finish in 1:36.48, and Cal Baptist junior Justin Quiroga (1:36.93). It was Drury sophomore Joan Casanovas with a wire-to-wire win in heat 5; he stopped the clock at 1:36.54. Trailing Casanovas were McKendree teammates Alexander Skinner (1:37.39) and Luca Simonetti (1:37.72).

The final heat went to Queens junior Marius Kusch, who won by about 2 body lengths with 1:35.08. Behind him were his teammate Alen Mosic (1:37.32) and Tampa junior Cameron Newton (1:38.04).

Men’s 400 Yard Medley Relay – Prelims

  • NCAA DII: 3:07.38  3/9/2017    Queens (NC) (Pijulet, Fedyna, Kusch, Dreesens)
  • Meet: 3:07.38  3/9/2017    Queens (NC) (Pijulet, Fedyna, Kusch, Dreesens)

Qualifiers:

  1. Queens (NC) 3:10.72
  2. Wingate 3:12.50
  3. Wayne State 3:13.53
  4. Cal Baptist 3:14.11
  5. Florida Southern 3:14.11
  6. Indy 3:14.75
  7. Lindenwood 3:14.80
  8. UCSD 3:15.16
  9. NMU 3:15.98
  10. Delta State 3:16.64
  11. Colorado Mesa 3:16.75
  12. Grand Valley 3:16.92
  13. Oklahoma Baptist 3:16.96
  14. Missouri S & T 3:17.21
  15. Saint Leo 3:17.80
  16. Henderson St 3:18.47

Wayne State (Dmytro Drobnych, Sasha Palazzo, Rasmus Olsen, Ryan Katulski) dropped 1 second to win an exciting first heat with 3:13.53 over Florida Southern (3:14.11) and UIndy (3:14.75). Wingate (Niklas Martin, Giacomo Viazzo, Sebastian Holmberg, Lukas Kraft) took heat 2 in 3:12.50. UCSD (3:15.16), Oklahoma Baptist (3:16.96), and Saint Leo (3:17.80) followed. Drury was DQd in this heat for a stroke violation.

Queens won the final heat with 3:10.72 ahead of Cal Baptist (3:14.11), Lindenwood (3:14.80), and Delta State (3:16.64). Contributing legs to the Queens relay were Pijulet (47.63), Arakelian (53.59), Kusch (45.96), and Mosic (43.54). Fresno Pacific was DQd in this heat.

Men’s 1 Meter Diving (M) – Prelims

  • NCAA DII: 618.70  3/10/1994   Dario DiFazio, Oakland Univ
  • Meet: 618.70  3/10/1994   Dario DiFazio, Oakland Univ

Qualifiers:

  1. Ammar Hassan, FR Colorado Mesa 543.00
  2. Otto Lehtonen, SO Oklahoma Baptist 512.75
  3. Zachary Parry, SR Cal Baptist 485.05
  4. Payton Staman, SO Indy 480.90
  5. David Sufficool, SR St. Cloud St 479.20
  6. Joshua Zylstra, SO Indy 471.95
  7. Sage D’Ambrosia, SR Colorado Mesa 471.20
  8. Cary Johns, JR Clarion 469.15
  9. Jared Gregory, SR Grand Valley 464.50
  10. Noah Macomber, SO Colorado Mesa 440.85
  11. Joseph Gucwa, SR Grand Valley 438.30
  12. Garret Chew, JR Cal Baptist 432.35
  13. Kyle Weesner, SO Delta State 429.65
  14. Scott Stellick, JR St. Cloud St 420.05
  15. Christopher Kelly, FR Grand Valley 406.85
  16. Charles Pavlak, JR NMU 398.40

Colorado Mesa freshman Ammar Hassan led a trio of Mavericks into tonight’s finals of 1-meter diving. Hassan finished with 530.00 points to lead all qualifiers by 30.25 points. Grand Valley also qualified three divers for finals. Oklahoma Baptist sophomore Otto Lehtonen was the only other diver to top 500 points in prelims; he finished the morning with 512.75.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Record holder to 3:49

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Watched live stream last night….

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