2019 NCAA Division II Men’s Championships – Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

2019 NCAA Division II Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships

Day Four

Men’s 100 Yard Freestyle – Prelims

Finals Qualifiers:

  1. Alex Kunert, Queens (NC) – 43.15
  2. Marius Kusch, Queens (NC) – 43.32
  3. Xander Skinner, McKendree – 43.48
  4. Mattia Schirru, Delta State – 43.62
  5. Victor Rocha Furtado, Florida Tech – 43.64
  6. Joao Santos, Emmanuel – 43.75
  7. Brody Heck, Queens (NC) – 43.85
  8. Matija Pucarevic, McKendree – 43.87
  9. Guilherme Zavaneli, Indy – 43.94
  10. Thiago Rosa, Emmanuel – 43.97
  11. Dmitry Belolipetskiy, Fresno Pacific – 43.98
  12. Morgan Meyer, Missouri S&T – 43.99
  13. Lajos Budai, NMU – 44.01
  14. Dmytro Sydorchenko, Queens (NC) – 44.01
  15. Iskender Baslakov, Fresno Pacific – 44.11
  16. Zach Linder, Lindenwood – 44.17

Queens senior Lennart Queiss opened with a .45 drop from his entry time to win heat 1 in 44.72. Heat 2 went to Emmanuel sophomore Joao Santos, whose .74 improvement vaulted him into the A final with 43.75. He was half a body length ahead of GVSU senior Ben Walling (44.41, -.10) and West Chester senior Pijus Mackevicius (44.53, -.31).

Freshman Alex Kunert of Queens ripped a 43.15 in the first circle-seeded heat, taking .69 off his seed time and posting the top time of the morning. Florida Tech senior Victor Rocha Furtado finished 2nd in 43.64, ahead of Emmanuel sophomore Thiago Rosa (43.97, -.03) and juniors Dymtro Sydorchenko of Queens and Lajos Budai of Northern Michigan, both of whom went 44.01.

McKendree sophomore Xander Skinner won the penultimate heat with 43.48, just touching out Delta State senior Mattia Schirru (43.62, -.20) and, in the outside lanes, Guilherme Zavanelli of Indy (43.94, -.44) and Dmitry Belolipetskiy of Fresno Pacific (43.98, -.36).

Queens senior and Division II record-holder Marius Kusch claimed the final heat with 43.32. He was followed by teammate Brody Heck (43.85), McKendree sophomore Matija Pucarevic (43.87), Missouri S&T senior Morgan Meyer (43.99, -.22), and Lindenwood sophomore Daniel Jacob (44.65).

Men’s 200 Yard Backstroke – Prelims

  • NCAA DII: 1:40.74 3/15/2014 Matthew Josa, Queens (NC)
  • Meet: 1:40.74 3/15/2014 Matthew Josa, Queens (NC)

Finals Qualifiers:

  1. Harry Shalamon, Grand Valley – 1:43.97
  2. Renars Bundzis, NMU – 1:44.12
  3. Alen Mosic, Queens (NC) – 1:44.32
  4. Nathan Bighetti, Henderson St. – 1:44.41
  5. Giulio Brugnoni, Delta State – 1:44.83
  6. Dima Drobnych, Wayne State – 1:44.87
  7. Brandon Dyck, Florida Southern – 1:44.90
  8. Baptiste Leger, Queens (NC) – 1:44.95
  9. Matias Lopez, Florida Southern – 1:45.21
  10. Emanuel Fava, Delta State – 1:45.38
  11. Felipe Zapata, Oklahoma Baptist – 1:45.66
  12. Niklas Martin, Wingate – 1:45.83
  13. Ivan Kurakin, UCSD – 1:45.90
  14. Rodrigo Codo Berti, Indy – 1:46.00
  15. Daniel Buijs, McKendree – 1:46.21
  16. Brett Saunders, TAMPA – 1:46.62

Wingate senior Niklas Martin crushed heat 1, dropping 4.02 seconds to win with 1:45.83 and secure a berth in tonight’s B final. In the next heat, it looked like Pedro Terres Illescas from Colorado Mesa completely missed his start and began the race with a disadvantage of about 2 body lengths. Gannon junior Brent Benedict came from behind over the final 50 yards to touch out Queens freshman Skyler Cook-Weeks, 1:46.83 to 1:46.86. Both times were improvements over their seeds.

The first circle-seeded heat was tight. Queens sophomore Baptiste Leger turned first at the 100 in 50.99, followed by Wayne State senior Dima Drobnych and Henderson State freshman Nathan Bighetti. There was much jockeying for position over the next 150 yards and at the touch it was Bighetti (1:44.41) followed by Drobnych (1:44.87, -1.06), Leger (1:44.95), Matias Lopez of Florida Southern (1:45.21, -.47), and UCSD freshman Ivan Kurakin (1:45.90, -.40).

Queens sophomore Alen Mosic prevailed in the penultimate heat, going 1:44.32. Delta State sophomore Giulio Brugnoni went 1:44.83 (-.81) for second. He was followed in quick succession by teammate Emanuel Fava (1:45.38) and Oklahoma Baptist’s Felipe Zapata (1:45.66, -.82).

Florida Southern sophomore Brandon Dyck led for most of the final heat. Grand Valley junior Harry Shalamon pulled even at the 150 and took it home for a 1:43.97 heat win. Northern Michigan senior Renars Bundzis was second in 1:44.12 (-.11), then Dyck (1:44.90, -1.78) and Indy senior Rodrigo Codo Berti (1:46.00).

Men’s 200 Yard Breaststroke – Prelims

  • NCAA DII: 1:51.71 3/14/2015 Anton Lobanov, Nova S’eastern
  • Meet: 1:51.71 3/14/2015 Anton Lobanov, Nova S’eastern

Finals Qualifiers:

  1. Henrik Dahrendorff, Saint Leo – 1:56.92
  2. Marius Mikalauskas, Grand Valley – 1:56.94
  3. Jan Delkeskamp, Queens (NC) – 1:57.22
  4. Matey Rezashki, Delta State – 1:58.39
  5. Young Tae Seo, Drury – 1:58.49
  6. Giacomo Viazzo, Wingate – 1:58.64
  7. Garrett Tse, UCSD – 1:58.66
  8. Joao Ribeiro, Wayne State – 1:58.68
  9. Caleb Howell, Carson-Newman – 1:58.78
  10. Ahmed Ahmed, Wayne State – 1:58.84
  11. Thomas Huffman, Missouri S&T – 1:59.29
  12. Savio Ragonesi, Delta State – 1:59.38
  13. Sasha Palazzo, Wayne State – 1:59.94
  14. TJ Leseure, Indy – 2:00.03
  15. Matthew Holmes, Florida Southern – 2:00.06
  16. Maxime Eekhof, Lindenwood – 2:00.13

Grand Valley freshman Keegan Hawkins improved his entry time by .34 to win heat 1 of 200 breaststrokes. His teammate Marius Mikalauskas took the next heat in 1:56.94 (-.87), coming to the wall ahead of Delta State sophomore Matey Rezashki (1:58.39 -37), Missouri S&T freshman Thomas Huffman (1:59.29), and Lindenwood senior Justin Winnett (2:00.14).

UCSD senior Garrett Tse got out to the early lead in heat 3. From there, it became a seesaw race with lead changes at nearly every wall. At the touch, it was a photo finish with Wingate junior Giacomo Viazzo in lane 4 (1:58.64), Tse in lane 2 (1:58.66), Wayne State junior Joao Ribeiro in lane 1 (1:58.68), Delta State sophomore Savio Ragonesi (1:59.38), and Wayne State junior Sasha Palazzo (1:59.94).

Saint Leo junior Henrik Dahrendorff wrapped it up with 1:56.92 in the final heat to lead the morning’s qualifiers. Queens freshman Jan Delkeskamp was second with 1:57.22, followed by Drury senior Young Tae Seo (1:58.49), Carson Newman junior Caleb Howell (1:58.78), and Wayne State junior Ahmed Ahmed (1:58.78) all together in lanes 3, 2 and 1.

Men’s 400 Yard Freestyle Relay – Prelims

  • NCAA DII: 2:53.00 3/11/2017 Queens (NC) (Kusch, Dreesens, Mayes, Arakelian)
  • Meet: 2:53.00 3/11/2017 Queens (NC) (Kusch, Dreesens, Mayes, Arakelian)

Finals Qualifiers:

  1. Queens (NC) – 2:53.74
  2. McKendree – 2:55.17
  3. Wayne State – 2:56.38
  4. Delta State – 2:57.14
  5. Missouri S&T – 2:57.33
  6. Florida Tech – 2:57.81
  7. Lindenwood – 2:58.21
  8. TAMPA – 2:58.23
  9. UCSD – 2:58.51
  10. Grand Valley – 2:58.57
  11. Indy – 2:58.70
  12. Wingate – 2:58.94
  13. Nova S’eastern – 2:59.54
  14. Oklahoma Baptist – 2:59.87
  15. Florida Southern – 3:00.16 / Simon Fraser – 3:00.16

Emmanuel and Drury were disqualified for takeoff violations.

Men’s 1650 Yard Freestyle – Slower Heats

  • NCAA DII: 15:00.51 3/14/2009 Mitch Snyder, Drury
  • Meet: 15:00.51 3/14/2009 Mitch Snyder, Drury

Top 8 Finishers from Morning Session:

  1. Jan Hanzal, Lindenwood – 15:26.94
  2. Andrew Woinoski, Simon Fraser – 15:28.56
  3. Vinny Lijoi, Nova S’eastern – 15:32.11
  4. Tim Woinoski, Simon Fraser – 15:32.42
  5. Mohamed Hegazy, Queens (NC) – 15:32.91
  6. Erik Hren, Bridgeport – 15:35.39
  7. Leonardo de Oliveira, Wayne State – 15:35.73
  8. Jesse Goodyear, Grand Valley – 15:39.87

 

 

 

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JImmy

Incorrect. McKendree 2nd on relay.

Swimming Fan

Drury with yet another relay DQ. Tough, tough meet.

Captain Ahab

Is Queens the best international college swim team in America?

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