2018 NCAA Division III Men’s Championships – Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

2018 NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships

Day 3

Men’s 200 Yard Butterfly – Prelims

Qualifiers:

  1. Robert Williams, SO Denison 1:46.23
  2. Brandon Lum, JR Wash U. 1:46.82
  3. Cooper Knapp, SO SUNY New Paltz 1:47.34
  4. Ian Rainey, SR NYU 1:47.75
  5. Garrett Cadotte, SR Neb Wesleyan 1:48.34
  6. Andreas Nybo, FR Cal Lutheran 1:48.48
  7. Luc Delcompare, SO Williams 1:48.52
  8. Aaron Saccurato, SR Denison 1:48.79
  9. Jonathon Zimdars, JR Kenyon 1:49.02
  10. Mark Wilson, SR Johns Hopkins 1:49.05
  11. Bailey Biwer, SR St. Thomas 1:49.28
  12. Austin Lashley, SR Occidental 1:49.29
  13. Sean Haechler, SR NYU 1:49.56
  14. Bouke Edskes, SO MIT 1:49.67
  15. Jordan Wheeler, JR Wash U. 1:49.67
  16. Matt Cooper, SR Kenyon 1:49.75

Occidental senior Austin Lashley, who placed third in last night’s 100 fly, won the first heat in 1:49.29. Wash U. junior Jordan Wheeler (1:49.67) and UW-Stevens Point sophomore Jacob Aegerter (1:50.38) followed. Cooper Knapp of SUNY New Paltz won a wire-to-wire race in heat 2, touching in 1:47.34 ahead of Cal Lutheran freshman Andreas Nybo (1:48.48), Sean Haechler of NYU (1:49.56).

Denison sophomore Robert Williams emerged victorious in a very tight field with (1:46.23), winning his heat ahead of defending champion and NCAA record-holder Brandon Lum of Wash U. (1:46.82) and Nebraska Wesleyan senior Garrett Cadotte (1:48.34). Ian Rainey of NYU, who already has two NCAA Division III titles to his name with wins in both the IMs, took the final heat in 1:47.75. Denison senior Aaron Saccurato (1:48.79) and Kenyon junior Jonathon Zimdars (1:49.02) battled for second in the heat.

Men’s 100 Yard Backstroke – Prelims

  • NCAA Record: 46.62 3/17/2017 Ben Lin, Williams

Qualifiers:

  1. Sage Ono, SO Emory 47.93
  2. Emile Kuyl, JR Johns Hopkins 47.94
  3. Peter Conzola, SR Johns Hopkins 48.37
  4. Carson Clear, JR Denison  48.55
  5. Kingsley Bowen, JR Tufts 48.60
  6. Ben Holstege, JR Calvin 48.77
  7. Jason Wesseling, SR Denison 48.93
  8. Peyton Wilson, SO Wash U. 49.08
  9. Ben Baturka, SO Kenyon 49.10
  10. Tim Kostolansky, SR Williams 49.26
  11. Patrick Wilber, SR Whitworth 49.33
  12. Sam To, SR Pomona-Pitzer 49.37
  13. Jacob Cost, JR Wheaton(MA)49.38
  14. Alex Carson, SO Johns Hopkins 49.40
  15. Chad Moody, SR NYU 49.54
  16. Jan Hagemeister, SR Johns Hopkins 49.57

NYU freshman Joshua Rine (51.25) opened the backstroke heats with a .02-second victory over Nazareth freshman Seth Farrand (51.27). The next heat was a photo finish among Pomona-Pitzer freshman Nikhil Kundu (49.89), Emory junior Matthew Rogers (49.93), and Calvin senior Skyler Fish (50.04).

Johns Hopkins senior Peter Conzola won the first circle-seeded heat in 48.37; he was followed by Tufts junior Kingsley Bowen (48.60) and Kenyon freshman David Fitch (who placed fourth in the 100 fly final last night doing flip turns). Fitch was later disqualified at the conclusion of the backstroke heats.

Johns Hopkins junior Emily Kuyl, eighth in this even last year, won the penultimate heat by a body length with 47.94. Behind him were Denison senior Jason Wesseling (48.93) and Kenyon sophomore Ben Baturka (49.10). Sage Ono of Emory, third in 2017, won the final heat in 47.93. He was followed by Denison junior Carson Clear (48.55) and Calvin junior Ben Holstege (48.77).

Men’s 100 Yard Breaststroke – Prelims

  • NCAA Record: 50.94 3/17/2017 Andrew Wilson, Emory

Qualifiers:

  1. Lukas Menkhoff, FR Pomona-Pitzer 54.42
  2. Collin Miller, SO UW-Eau Claire 54.46
  3. Samuel McManus, SR DePauw 54.54
  4. Giorgio Delgrosso, SO NYU 54.62
  5. Timothy Kou, SR NYU 54.63
  6. Tiernan Foster-Smith, JR Denison 54.90
  7. Tanner Sonnek, JR Gustavus 54.95
  8. Brandon McKenzie, JR MIT 54.97
  9. Reona Yamaguchi, SO Chicago 55.08
  10. Kenny Fox, JR Denison 55.14
  11. Jacob Ball, JR Denison 55.21
  12. Jonathan Dunnett, SR Wheaton (MA) 55.21
  13. Thomas Gallup, SO Caltech 55.32
  14. Justin Chiu, SR MIT 55.53
  15. Andreas Nybo, FR Cal Lutheran 55.76
  16. Lance Culjat, SO Chicago 55.86

Johns Hopkins freshman Marcelo Lauzurique eked out a win in heat 1 with 56.39 over teammate Peter Lazorchak and Wash U’s Simon Deshusses, who tied with 56.54. Collin Miller of UW-Eau Claire took heat 2, the first of the circle-seeds, with 54.46, improving his seed time by 6/10. Gustavus junior Tanner Sonnek edged MIT junior Brandon McKenzie, 54.95 to 54.97, for second in the heat.

Samuel McManus of DePauw won a very close heat, touching in 54.54 ahead of NYU sophomore Giorgio Delgrosso (54.62). Wheaton senior Jonathan Dunnett (55.21) was third. Top-seeded Lukas Menkhoff, a freshman at Pomona-Pitzer, won the final heat in 54.42 over NYU senior Timothy Kou (54.63) and Denison junior Tiernan Foster-Smith (54.90).

MIT senior Justin Chiu, who was one of the alternates who earned invites into the meet when Amherst pulled its men’s team, qualified 14th for tonight’s final.

Men’s 1-Meter Diving – Prelims

  • NCAA Record: 578.70 2/14/2014 Connor Dignan, Denison
  • Meet Record: 557.90 3/21/2002 Gabe Korteum, St. Olaf

Top qualifiers:

  1. Connor Brisson, NYU 514.45
  2. Samuel Randall, SUNY Geneseo 510.40
  3. Connor Pennington, Springfield 503.15
  4. Sam Hoyt, Union (NY) 486.10
  5. Ryan Mcclelland, John Carroll 469.90
  6. Gabriel Bamforth, Carnegie Mellon 464.95
  7. Kendall Hollimon, Claremont MS 448.25
  8. Heath Ogawa, Lake Forest 447.50
  9. Dylan Glumac-Berberich, UW-Eau Claire 445.65
  10. Colin Grogan, Kalamazoo 439.45
  11. Daniel Valmassei, Trinity (TX) 431.95
  12. Mike Chirico, Middlebury 431.75
  13. Michael Moentmann, Calvin 431.15
  14. Jacob Burris, Albion 426.95
  15. Samuel Solomon, MIT 426.95
  16. Connor May, Westminster 425.25

Connor Brisson of NYU, who came in second in 3-meter diving on Wednesday and who placed third in this event last year, led the morning prelims in 1-meter diving with 514.45 points. SUNY Geneseo’s Samuel Randall, 2017’s runner-up, was just 4.05 points behind the leader. Connor Pennington of Springfield was the only other qualifier to score more than 500 points (503.15).

Men’s 800 Yard Freestyle Relay – Slower Heats

  • NCAA Record: 6:29.27 3/22/2013, Johns Hopkins (Lordi, Kimball, Coggin, Schmidt)

Fastest out of morning heats:

  1. Tufts 6:40.36
  2. Washington & Lee 6:41.18
  3. Chicago 6:42.58
  4. DePauw 6:43.89
  5. Wash U. 6:44.41
  6. Bates 6:46.02
  7. Rowan 6:46.10
  8. Birmingham Southern 6:47.76

St. Thomas was disqualified.

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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