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

2018 NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships

Day 2

Men’s 200 Yard Freestyle Relay – Prelims

  • NCAA Record: 1:18.06 3/22/2012 , Kenyon (Somers, Turk, Richardson, Ramsey)

Qualifiers:

  1. Emory 1:18.57
  2. UW Stevens Point 1:20.88
  3. Johns Hopkins 1:20.99
  4. Denison 1:21.09
  5. MIT 1:21.11
  6. Pomona-Pitzer 1:21.47
  7. Kenyon 1:21.71
  8. Tufts 1:22.14
  9. Wash U. 1:22.21
  10. Rowan 1:22.55
  11. NYU 1:22.56
  12. Calvin 1:22.75
  13. Conn College 1:22.75
  14. W&L 1:22.94
  15. Wheaton (IL) 1:22.96
  16. UW LaCrosse 1:22.98

Emory came within a half-second of the NCAA record in prelims with Sage Ono (20.43), Mathias Kolleck (19.43), Aaron Schwartz (19.88), and Oliver Smith (18.83) combining for 1:18.57. Wisconsin-Stevens point could still give the Eagles a chase tonight; they qualified second with 1:20.88, 1.3 seconds off their seed time. Johns Hopkins dropped .84 and finished third with 1:20.99.

Men’s 400 Yard Individual Medley – Prelims

  • NCAA Record: 3:46.62 3/19/2015 Harrison Curley, Kenyon

Qualifiers:

  1. Matthew Hedman, JR Denison 3:53.13
  2. Ian Rainey, SR NYU 3:53.16
  3. Robert Wang, SO Denison 3:54.12
  4. Robert Williams, SO Denison 3:54.94
  5. Bouke Edskes, SO MIT 3:55.11
  6. Cooper Knapp, SO SUNY New Paltz 3:55.47
  7. Colin Reardon, SO Kenyon 3:56.30
  8. Bradley Stevenson, JR Denison 3:56.31
  9. Francis Biagioli, SO Denison 3:56.70
  10. Brandon McKenzie, JR MIT 3:56.87
  11. Michael Bartholomew, SO Kenyon 3:57.28
  12. Jackson Karofsky, FR Williams 3:57.74
  13. James McElduff, SR Tufts 3:57.80
  14. Jordan Wheeler, JR Wash U. 3:58.43
  15. Brooks McCoy, JR Kenyon 3:58.46
  16. Zachary Wallace, SR Tufts 3:58.68

Richard Smith, a senior from Bridgewater, won heat 1 in 3:59.45, taking 14 seconds off his seed time and nearly earning a second swim. Senior Zachary Wallace of Tufts won heat 2 in 3:58.68, improving his entry time by 2 seconds.

The first circle-seeded heat went to Matthew Hedman of Denison in a crowded heat which he won with 3:53.13 over Robert Wang and Robert Williams of Denison. Cooper Knapp of SUNY New Paltz improved by 4.2 seconds to win heat 4 from lane 8 over Denison junior Bradley Stevenson and his Kenyon sophomore Michael Bartholomew.

NYU senior Ian Rainey, who won the 200 IM last night, cruised to a casual 3:53.16 win in the final heat, with MIT’s Bouke Edskes and Denison’s Francis Biagioli just behind.

Men’s 100 Yard Butterfly – Prelims

  • NCAA Record: 46.97 3/19/2015 Reed Dalton, Wash U

Qualifiers:

  1. Austin Lashley, SR Occidental 47.88
  2. Garrett Cadotte, SR Neb Wesleyan 48.21
  3. Kymani Senior, SO Denison 48.27
  4. Timothy Kostolansky, SR Williams 48.32
  5. Kenny Fox, JR Denison 48.39
  6. Nate Kozycki, JR Albion 48.45
  7. Mark Wilson, SR Johns Hopkins 48.47
  8. David Fitch, FR Kenyon 48.50
  9. Jonathon Zimdars, JR Kenyon 48.62
  10. Oliver Smith, SR Emory 48.63
  11. Jan Hagemeister, SR Johns Hopkins 48.64
  12. Kaison Ifill, SO Conn College 48.67
  13. Kingsley Bowen, JR Tufts 48.69
  14. Bailey Biwer, SR St. Thomas 48.71
  15. Brett Weicht, JR Denison 48.72
  16. Sam Jekel, SR UW Stevens Point 48.81

Williams senior Timothy Kostolansky cracked 48.32 to open the heats of men’s 100 fly, dropping 2.5 seconds from his entry time and qualifying for the A final off the bat. Tufts junior Kingsley Bowen went 48.69 to take heat 2 over MIT’s Sam Ubellacker (49.57).

Occidental senior Austin Lashley dropped a second to win the first circle-seeded heat in 47.88 ahead of Kenyon freshman David Fitch and his teammate, junior Jonathon Zimdars. Nebraska Wesleyan senior Garrett Cadotte followed with 48.21 in the next heat, edging Denison sophomore Kymani Senior (48.27) and Hopkins senior Mark Wilson (48.47). The last heat went to Denison junior Kenny Fox (48.39), who came to the wall ahead of Albion junior Nate Kozycki and Connecticut sophomore Kaison Ifill.

Men’s 200 Yard Freestyle – Prelims

  • NCAA Record: 1:36.42 3/16/2017 Evan Holder, Johns Hopkins
  • Meet Record: 1:36.80

Qualifiers

  1. Brandon Fabian, SO Johns Hopkins 1:36.58!
  2. Karl Sarier, JR Bowdoin 1:37.56
  3. Connor Mergler, SR Buffalo State 1:37.87
  4. Drake Horton, FR Denison 1:38.01
  5. Stuart Hohm, SR Denison 1:38.09
  6. James Lovette, FR Williams 1:38.18
  7. Thomas Gordon, JR Emory 1:38.31
  8. Mark Hallman, SR Pomona-Pitzer 1:38.39
  9. Michael Wohl, JR Johns Hopkins 1:38.43
  10. Tim Hagemeister, FR Kenyon 1:38.66
  11. Robert Williams, JR Kenyon 1:38.69
  12. Patrick Sullivan, FR W&L 1:38.95
  13. Reilly Shields, SO Kenyon 1:38.98
  14. Taye Baldinazzo, SO Chicago 1:39.22
  15. Matt Leenhouts, SR Kenyon 1:39.29
  16. Isaac Casey, SR Loras 1:39.45

Tufts freshman John Lalime dropped 4.3 seconds to win heat 1 in 1:44.14. Loras senior Isaac Casey took 2.4 off his seed time to win the next heat in 1.39.45. Williams sophomore Luc Delcompare bettered his seed time by nearly a second to emerge victorious by 1/100 over Emory’s Trey Kolleck in heat 3 with 1:39.58. Kenyon sophomore Connor Rumpit took the final heat before the circle-seeds in 1:39.88, a mere .11 ahead of Emory’s Matthew Rogers.

Bowdoin junior Karl Sarier improved his seed time by just a tick to win heat 5 in 1:37.56 over Denison senior Stuart Hohm (1:38.09) and Williams freshman James Lovett (1:38.18). Emory junior Thomas Gordon (1:38.31) edged Kenyon’s Robert Williams (1:38.69) and Reilly Shields (1:38.98) for the heat 6 win.

Virginia Tech transfer Brandon Fabian, a sophomore at Johns Hopkins, won the final heat in 1:36.58. Buffalo State senior Connor Mergler and Denison freshman Drake Horton were second and third.

Men’s 400 Yard Medley Relay – Prelims

  • NCAA Record: 3:10.51 3/16/2017 , Emory (Ono, Wilson, Baker, Smith)

Qualifiers:

  1. Denison 3:16.07
  2. Emory 3:16.71
  3. Pomona-Pitzer 3:16.75
  4. NYU 3:17.21
  5. Tufts 3:17.29
  6. MIT 3:17.35
  7. Johns Hopkins 3:18.35
  8. Wash U. 3:18.59
  9. Kenyon 3:18.88
  10. Chicago 3:19.30
  11. UW-Stevens Point 3:19.60
  12. Williams 3:19.80
  13. Bates 3:20.32
  14. Calvin 3:21.50
  15. Albion 3:22.60
  16. Wheaton(IL) 3:22.71

Denison’s Carson Clear (49.01), Tiernan Foster-Smith (54.43), Brett Weicht (48.87), and Zachary Wagner (43.76) set the pace for the men’s 400 medley relay qualifiers with 3:16.07. Emory (Sage Ono 48.14, John Copses 55.80, Cooper Tollen 49.47, and Kolleck 43.30) qualified second with 3:16.71. Pomona-Pitzer was also in the sub-3:17 field with 3:16.75.

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THEO

Wow. For Austin Lashley to be top seed is amazing. He barely qualified for the meet and only did so because of a timetrial swim on the last day of his champs meet in February. If he wins it, it will be a pretty amazing feat. Also a PR by a full second in the final hour of his career.

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What a swim by Austin Lashley! He is a great kid, and OXY is a program on the rise with their massive time drops this whole year.

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