2019 NCAA DIVISION III MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Dates: Wednesday, March 20 – Saturday, March 23, 2019
- Swimming: prelims 10am, finals 6pm; Diving: 2pm
- Location: Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, North Carolina (Eastern Time Zone)
- Defending Champions: Denison (results)
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MEN’S 500 YARD FREESTYLE – FINALS
- NCAA Record: 4:18.35 3/15/2017, Arthur Conover, Kenyon
- Thomas Gordon, Emory – 4:24.19
- Jamie Lovette, Williams – 4:24.28
- Bryan Fitzgerald, Kenyon – 4:25.61
- Matthew Hedman, Denison – 4:25.93
- Robert Williams, Kenyon – 4:26.29
- Jason Hamilton, Emory – 4:26.37
- Jackson Karofsky, Williams – 4:26.57
- Connor Rumpit, Kenyon – 4:29.26
In a race too close to call, the lead was incredibly volatile the entire way through. For the majority of the race, freshman Bryan Fitzgerald of Kenyon and Jason Hamilton of Emory lead the way. Jamie Lovette took charge at the 400 mark, but defending champion Tom Gordon clinched the win in the final 50, hitting the pad in a time of 4:24.19 ahead of Lovette’s 4:24.28.
Fitzgerald held on to third to hold off Denison’s Matthew Hedman – the two touched at 4:25.61 and 4:25.93, respectively. Kenyon senior Robert Williams was dead last for a substantial portion of the race, but had a huge last 100 to take 5th in a 4:26.29.
MEN’S 200 YARD INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY – FINALS
- NCAA Record: 1:44.18 3/15/2017, Andrew Wilson, Emory
- Bebe Wang, Denison – 1:47.02
- Kevin Van Cleave, Washington St. Louis – 1:47.19
- Collin Miller, Wisconsin-Eau Claire – 1:47.69
- Emile Kuyl, Johns Hopkins – 1:48.53
- Bouke Edskes, MIT – 1:48.55
- Mitch Williams, Denison – 1:49.11
- Luis Weekes, Kenyon – 1:49.44
- Ryan Stevenson, Denison – 1:49.71
Denison’s Bebe Wang lead from start to finish – the only swimmer under 50 at the 100 mark – touching the wall at 1:47.0, a new personal best for the junior. Almost running down Wang was Wash U. senior Kevin Van Cleave; sporting the fastest back-half in the field, he stopped the clock at 1:47.19. After leading the preliminary heats, UW-Eau Claire’s Collin Miller touched third in 1:47.69.
MEN’S 50 YARD FREESTYLE – FINALS
- NCAA Record: 19.37 3/21/2018, Oliver Smith, Emory
- Roger Gu, Tufts – 19.49
- Trey Kolleck, Emory – 19.69
- Joseph Rodriguez, U.S. Coast Guard – 19.88
- Kymani Senior, Denison – 20.00
- David Fitch, Kenyon – 20.08
- Scott Romeyon, Amherst – 20.10
- Kevin Gillooly, Rowan – 20.20
- Christopher Schiavone, F&M – 20.23
Tufts junior Roger Gu went flying off the blocks and never looked back, taking the national title in a time of 19.49. Two more athletes joined Gu under the 20 second barrier: Trey Kolleck, a senior from Emory finished second with a 19.69; while Coast Guard junior Joseph Rodriguez, who swam in the consolation final last year, claimed the third spot in 19.88.
Rounding out the field was Scott Romeyon (20.10), Kevin Gillooly (20.20), and Christopher Schiavone (20.23).
MEN’S 200 YARD MEDLEY RELAY – FINALS
- NCAA Record: 1:26.14 3/15/2017, Emory (Ono, Wilson, Tollen, Smith)
- Denison – 1:27.83
- Emory – 1:28.48
- Johns Hopkins – 1:28.88
The Denison quartet of Carson Clear (22.41), Tiernan Foster-Smith (24.41), Colin Macmillan (21.24), and Kymani Senior (19.77) lead from start to finish to take the NCAA crown by a wide margin.
Bolstered by a strong back-half in Colin Lafave (21.16) and Trey Kolleck (19.50), Emory clinched the runner-up finish with a combined time of 1:28.48). Finishing closely behind them was John Hopkin’s team of Emile Kuyl (22.33), Max Chen (25.08), Brandon Fabian (21.48), and Nathaniel Davenport (19.99), who posted a final time of 1:28.88.