2018 NCAA Division III Men’s Championships: Day 3 Finals Live Recap

2018 NCAA DIVISION III MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

200 FLY

  1. Cooper Knapp – 1:46.45
  2. Brandon Lum – 1:46.59
  3. Robert Williams – 1:46.67
  4. Ian Rainey – 1:47.50
  5. Garrett Cadotte – 1:47.52
  6. Lucca Delcompare – 1:48.02
  7. Andreas Nybo – 1:48.28
  8. Aaron Saccurato – 1:48 .38

Following a couple minute delay to switch out a touch pad, Cooper Knapp took the 200 fly, shedding .89 seconds from his prelims time. Knapp went out to the early lead, hitting the 100 mark at 49.48. He then managed to hold on for the win, as Brandon Lum and Robert Williams close in on him quickly in the final 50. Lum was the reigning champ in this event, and holds the NCAA record. The top 3 finishers will all be returning next season, so we can look forward to another good race next year.

100 BACK

  • NCAA Record: 46.62 3/17/2017 Ben Lin, Williams
  1. Sage Ono – 47.62
  2. Emile Kuyl – 47.81
  3. Kingsley Bowen – 48.54
  4. Carson Clear – 48.60
  5. Benjamin Holstege – 48.66
  6. Jason Wesseling – 48.97
  7. Peyton Wilson – 49.10
  8. Peter Conzola – 49.44

Sage Ono picked up his 3rd title of the meet, winning his first individual title. Ono went out the fastest, and held on to win over Emile Kuyl. The race was between Ono and Kuyl, who were the only swimmers under 48.5. Ono came into the meet with a 48.23, and dipped under 48 this morning with a 47.93. As a sophomore, Ono now sits exactly 1 second away from the NCAA Division 3 record of 46.62. The only other underclassmen in the field was Peyton Wilson, a sophomore.

100 BREAST

  • NCAA Record: 50.94 3/17/2017 Andrew Wilson, Emory
  1. Lukas Menkhoff – 53.39
  2. Samuel McManus – 54.20
  3. Tiernan Foster-Smith – 54.33
  4. Giorgio Delgrosso – 54.50
  5. Timothy Kou – 54.71
  6. Brandon McKenzie – 54.72
  7. Tanner Sonnek – 54.85

Freshman Lukas Menkhoff took the event by nearly a second, posting a lifetime best 53.39. Menkhoff was the only swimmer in the field out under 25 seconds, hitting the 50 turn at 24.87. He then went 28.52 on the back 50, which tied with runner-up Samuel McManus’ 2nd 50 split. While it was a great time, it was still about 2 and a half seconds off the Division 3 record of 50.94 by Andrew Wilson. That record is stunningly fast however, and Menkhoff is only a freshman, giving him 3 more years to work his way down. Menkhoff is also 22 years old, he didn’t start college immediately because he was a member of the Singaporean military. He has also represented Singapore at several World Cups.

1 METER DIVING

  • NCAA Record: 578.70 2/14/2014 Connor Dignan, Denison
  • Meet Record: 557.90 3/21/2002 Gabe Korteum, St. Olaf
  1. Samuel Randall – 527
  2. Connor Brisson – 521.20
  3. Heath Ogawa – 515.40
  4. Sam Hoyt – 504.60
  5. Connor Pennington – 467.20
  6. Ryan McClelland – 456.65
  7. Kendall Hollimon – 443.55
  8. Gabriel Bamforth – 433.65

800 FREE RELAY

  • NCAA Record: 6:29.27 3/22/2013, Johns Hopkins (Lordi, Kimball, Coggin, Schmidt)
  1. Denison – 6:29.59
  2. Kenyon – 6:30.88
  3. Johns Hopkins – 6:33.43
  4. Emory – 6:35.45
  5. MIT – 6:38.62
  6. NYU – 6:39.57
  7. Tufts – 6:40.36
  8. Williams – 6:40.62

The Dension squad of Drake Horton, Stuart Hohm, Robert Wang, and Bradley Stevenson outpaced the Kenyon squad of Matthew Leenhouts, Tim Hagemeister, Reilly Shields, and Robert Williams by over a second, narrowly missing the Division 3 record of 6:29.27. The fastest split out of those teams came from Wang, who was 1:36.71 flying.

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stoobie

Congrats to Cooper! Way to cap off a good season with a great meet, cheers!

pirate_swimmer

lets do that swimmin

Swim3057

Bowen is an underclassman in 100 back as well

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