2018 NCAA Division III Men’s Championships: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

2018 NCAA DIVISION III MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

TEAM SCORES FOLLOWING DAY 2 (TOP 10)

  1. Denison – 325.5
  2. Emory – 200
  3. Kenyon – 186
  4. Johns Hopkins – 166
  5. MIT – 118
  6. Pomona-Pitzer – 111
  7. NYU – 105
  8. Wash U./Tufts – 99
  9. UW Stevens Point – 96

MEN’S 200 FREE RELAY

  • NCAA Record: 1:18.06 3/22/2012 , Kenyon (Somers, Turk, Richardson, Ramsey)
  1. Emory – 1:18.61
  2. MIT – 1:20.55
  3. UW Stevens Point – 1:20.63
  4. Pomona -Pitzer – 1:20.82
  5. Kenyon – 1:20.94
  6. Johns Hopkins – 1:21.13
  7. Denison – 1:21.20
  8. Tufts – 1:21.75

The Emory team of Sage Ono, Mathias Kolleck, Aaron Schwartz, and Oliver Smith was dominant, finishing nearly 2 full seconds ahead of runner-up MIT. They almost had all 4 legs under 20 seconds, with Ono leading off in 20.43, followed by Kolleck at 19.66, and Schwartz at 19.81. Olover Smith threw down a blistering 18.71 on the anchor leg, marking himself as the only swimmer in the field to break 19 seconds. That was the fastest split in the field by nearly a full second. Also, as far as I can tell, that’s the fastest split ever by a Division 3 swimmer.

MEN’S 400 IM

  • NCAA Record: 3:46.62 3/19/2015 Harrison Curley, Kenyon
  1. Ian Rainey – 3:47.77
  2. Robert Wang – 3:49.70
  3. Bouke Edskes – 3:52.03
  4. Matthew Hedman – 3:52.83
  5. Robert Williams – 3:53.09
  6. Cooper Knapp – 3:55.74
  7. Colin Reardon – 3:58.84
  8. Bradley Stevenson – 4:01.39

Ian Rainey, the only senior in the A final, took the event with a 3:47.77, just a second off the Division 3 record. Rainey posted good splits all-around, with his best split compared to the rest of the field coming in fly and breast. Rainey went out in a 51.35 on the fly leg, and posted a 1:04.79 on breaststroke. He aslo split 58.07 on backstroke, and 53.56 on freestyle. The event was huge for Denision, going 2-4-5-8 with Robert Wang, Matthew Hedman, Robert Williams, and Bradley Stevenson.

MEN’S 100 FLY

  • NCAA Record: 46.97 3/19/2015 Reed Dalton, Wash U
  1. Kymani Senior – 48.03
  2. Garret Cadotti – 48.04
  3. Austin Lashley – 48.28
  4. David Fitch – 48.34
  5. Kenny Fox – 48.41
  6. Nate Kozycki – 48.49
  7. Mark Wilson – 48.69
  8. Ti Kostalansky – 48.73

Kymani Senior took the 100 fly by just .01 seconds over Garret Cadotti, going out slightly slower and coming back slightly faster. Senior was out the 6th fastest in the field, 22.68 on the first 50 (22.58 Cadotti), and coming home in 25.35 (25.46 Cadotti).Senior is just a sophomore, and one of only 2 underclassmen in the field. David Fitch, was the other underclassmen (freshman), and was not far off at all, coming in at 48.34. This sets up a lot more good races between Senior and Fitch in the future to look forward too.

MEN’S 200 FREE

  • NCAA Record: 1:36.42 3/16/2017 Evan Holder, Johns Hopkins
  1. Brandon Fabian – 1:36.94
  2. Karl Sarier – 1:36.96
  3. Thomas Gordon – 1:37.41
  4. Jaime Lovette – 1:38.12
  5. Drake Horton – 1:38.32
  6. Stuart Hohm – 1:38.39
  7. Connor Mergler – 1:38.44
  8. Mark Hallman – 1:38.95

Brandon Fabian managed to hold on for the win after breaking the meet record this morning. His time tonight was a little slower than his prelims performance (1:36.58), but he managed to get his hand on the wall .02 seconds before Karl Sarier, who was half a second faster than Fabian on the last 50. Fabian was out fast, splitting 22.18 and 24.74 on the first 2 50s to hit the 100 mark at 46.92. Sarier had the fastest back 100 split, however, splitting a 49.22 to nearly run down Fabian. Both swimmers return next year so hopefully we’ll get to see another exciting showdown.

MEN’S 400 MEDLEY RELAY

  • NCAA Record: 3:10.51 3/16/2017 , Emory (Ono, Wilson, Baker, Smith)
  1. Emory – 3:13.97
  2. Denison – 3:14.64
  3. Pomona-Pitzer – 3:15.30
  4. Johns Hopkins – 3:16.08
  5. MIT – 3:16.19
  6. Wash U – 3:16.53
  7. NYU – 3:17.51
  8. Tufts – 3:17.53

The Emory team of Sage Ono, Cooper Tollen, Oliver Smith, and Trey Kolleck had the fastest back half in the field to pull out the win over Denison. Ono led off in 48.08, followed by Tollen at 54.68, Smith at 47.91, and Kolleck at 43.30. Their back 200 of 1:31.21 was the fastest in the field by over a second, pulling them into the lead and into the finish first.

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