2019 NCAA Division III Men’s Championships – Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

2019 NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships

Day Two

Men’s 200 Yard Freestyle Relay – Prelims

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

Finals Qualifiers:

  1. Denison – 1:20.41
  2. Emory – 1:20.49
  3. Kenyon – 1:20.65
  4. Chicago – 1:21.14
  5. Johns Hopkins – 1:21.26
  6. Calvin – 1:21.52
  7. USMMA – 1:21.54
  8. Tufts – 1:21.75
  9. Coast Guard – 1:21.82
  10. MIT – 1:21.89
  11. Wash U. MO – 1:22.32
  12. Amherst – 1:22.45
  13. Williams – 1:22.64
  14. F&M – 1:22.93
  15. Pomona-Pitzer – 1:22.95
  16. UW LaCrosse – 1:23.18

Three teams qualified with sub-1:21s: Denison, Emory, and Kenyon. Denison’s quartet consisted of junior Kymani Senior (20.22), sophomore Drake Horton (20.02), freshman Liam Picozzi (20.03), and junior Matthew McHugh (20.14). Emory used junior Sage Ono (20.43), senior Zachary Chen (20.28), freshman Colin Lafave (20.22), and senior Trey Kolleck (19.56).

Just .16 back were Kenyon freshman Joseph Black (20.78), sophomore David Fitch (19.82), junior Thomas Weiss (19.70), and senior AJ Reid (20.35).

Men’s 400 Yard Individual Medley – Prelims

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

Finals Qualifiers:

  1. Zachary Lorson, Emory – 3:52.61
  2. Matthew Hedman, Denison – 3:52.69
  3. Robert Williams, Denison – 3:52.85
  4. Bryan Fitzgerald, Kenyon – 3:53.26
  5. Michael Bartholomew, Kenyon – 3:54.11
  6. Robert Wang, Denison – 3:54.15
  7. Colin Reardon, Kenyon – 3:54.24
  8. Jason Hamilton, Emory – 3:54.48
  9. Matthew McGough, Johns Hopkins – 3:54.52
  10. Richard Dauksher, Carnegie Mellon – 3:54.57
  11. John Stauffer, Denison – 3:54.75
  12. Jackson Karofsky, Williams – 3:55.47
  13. Jason Lu, Pomona-Pitzer – 3:56.25
  14. Christopher Arena, Johns Hopkins – 3:56.72
  15. Grant Thompson, Kenyon – 3:57.65
  16. William O’Daffer, Emory – 3:58.18

Kenyon junior Michael Bartholomew absolutely crushed heat 1 of the men’s 400 IMs, turning in a 3:54.11 (-5.72) for the win. It was 1.88 seconds faster than his finals swim at 2018 NCAAs, where he placed 10th. Emory freshman Jason Hamilton took 1.57 off his seed time to win a very close heat 2, touching ahead of Carnegie Mellon freshman Richard Dauksher (3:54.57, -2.01), Denison sophomore John Stauffer (3:54.75, -0.80), and Williams sophomore Jackson Karofsky (3:55.47).

Denison senior Matthew Hedman touched out teammate Robert Williams, 3:52.69 to 3:52.85, to lead heat 3. Hedman and Williams finished 4th and 5th in last year’s final. Kenyon freshman Bryan Fitzgerald was third in the heat with 3:53.26 (-2.74), while Johns Hopkins sophomore Matthew McGough was fourth with 3:54.52 (-1.29).

Emory freshman and #1 seed Zachary Lorson closed out the morning heats with a win in 3:52.61. Denison junior Robert Wang, the runner-up in this event last year, came to the wall in 3:54.15 ahead of Kenyon junior Colin Reardon (3:54.24, -1.65). Reardon was 7th a year ago.

Men’s 100 Yard Butterfly – Prelims

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

Finals Qualifiers:

  1. David Fitch, Kenyon – 47.43
  2. Bouke Edskes, MIT – 47.86
  3. Jonathon Zimdars, Kenyon – 48.01
  4. Marco Conati, CMS – 48.81
  5. Hwamin Sim, Emory – 48.20
  6. Brandon Fabian, Johns Hopkins – 48.24
  7. Kenny Fox, Denison – 48.36
  8. Andrew Pek, Wash U – 48.48
  9. Kymani Senior, Denison – 48.51
  10. David Pearcy, Williams – 48.55
  11. Nicholas Tong, Kenyon – 48.57
  12. Marcus Hong, Kenyon – 48.66
  13. Eben Schumann, Whitworth – 48.88
  14. Elan Oumarov, NYU – 48.81
  15. Jack Koravos, Amherst – 48.88
  16. Thomas Weiss, Kenyon – 48.89

Tufts senior Kingsley Bowen won the first heat of 100 butterfly with 49.26, which was 2.5 seconds better than his entry time but about 6/10 off his prelims swim at last year’s NCAA Championships; there he qualified for the B final and finished 10th in finals. Jeffrey Leckrone, a senior at University of Mary Washington, was second with 49.81 (-1.27).

Rhodes College sophomore Hayden Hill won heat 2 in 49.46 (-.39) over MIT junior Samuel Ubellacker (49.72). Heat 3 went to Emory freshman Hwamin Sim in 48.20, .78 better than his entry time. Williams sophomore David Pearcy went 48.55 (-.40) for second in the heat, while Amherst junior Jack Koravos (48.88, -.19) was third.

Denison senior Kenny Fox (5th in 2018) was first to the wall in a tight heat 4; he stopped the clock at 48.36 (-.40) to lead a wave of finishers that included Kenyon junior Thomas Weiss (48.89), Johns Hopkins sophomore Nathaniel Davenport (49.14), and Swarthmore senior Jeffrey Tse (49.27).

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps sophomore Marco Conati took .21 off his entry time to win heat 5 in 48.18, just eking out a win over Johns Hopkins junior Brandon Fabian (48.24), Wash U senior Andrew Pek (48.48), and defending champion Kymani Senior of Denison (48.51).

Kenyon sophomore David Fitch won the final heat in 47.43. Fitch used flipturns on all three of his walls. MIT junior Bouke Edskes, who swam the 400 IM (and placed third) last year instead of this event, was .22 better than his seed time with 47.86 for second in the heat. Kenyon senior Jonathon Zimdars was third (48.01, -.38). Zimdars won the consolation final a year ago; Fitch placed 4th in the championship final.

Men’s 200 Yard Freestyle – Prelims

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

Finals Qualifiers:

  1. Drake Horton, Denison – 1:37.80
  2. Noah Corbitt, Johns Hopkins – 1:37.91
  3. James Lovette, Williams – 1:37.95
  4. Patrick Sullivan, W&L – 1:38.30
  5. Robert Williams, Kenyon – 1:38.38
  6. Bradley Stevenson, Denison – 1:38.46
  7. Kellen Stillman, Emory – 1:38.49
  8. Julian Iturbe, Calvin – 1:38.88
  9. George Abele, Pomona-Pitzer – 1:38.90
  10. Henry Marquardt, Williams – 1:39.04
  11. Eric Gerlach, Denison – 1:39.12
  12. Matthew Rogers, Emory – 1:39.16
  13. Taye Baldinazzo, Chicago – 1:39.18
  14. Thomas Gordon, Emory – 1:39.20
  15. Collin Hughes, Johns Hopkins – 1:39.31
  16. Lucca Delcompare, Williams – 1:39.38

Graham Chatoor, a freshman from NYU, bettered his entry time by .38 to hold off Williams junior Andrew Trunsky (-3.93), 1:41.60 to 1:41.71 in heat 1. Emory senior Matthew Rogers dropped 1.14 in the next heat to win another tight contest, coming to the wall in 1:39.16 in front of freshman teammate Patrick Pema (1:39.48 -.80), Chicago sophomore Keda Song (1:39.55, -.45), and Emory senior Alex Kohlman (1:39.69, -.20).

Kenyon senior Robert Williams went 1:38.38 to touch out Denison senior Bradley Stevenson (1:38.46, -.43), Chicago junior Taye Baldinazzo (1:39.18), and Williams junior Lucca Delcompare (1:39.38 -.18).

Denison sophomore Drake Horton (5th in 2018) cracked 1:38 for the first time of the morning, winning heat 4 in 1:37.80 with JHU freshman Noah Corbitt (1:37.91, -.88) in tow. Calvin sophomore Julian Iturbe (1:38.88) was third.

The final heat went to Williams sophomore James Lovette (1:37.95). Washington & Lee sophomore Patrick Sullivan improved his seed time by .36 to touch second in 1:38.30, a mere .19 ahead of Emory sophomore Kellen Stillman. Lovette placed 4th in this event last year while Sullivan was 13th.

Men’s 400 Yard Medley Relay – Prelims

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

Finals Qualifiers:

  1. Denison – 3:14.92
  2. Emory – 3:15.35
  3. Wash U. MO – 3:15.60
  4. Johns Hopkins – 3:16.16
  5. Chicago – 3:16.29
  6. Kenyon – 3:16.39
  7. Amherst – 3:16.64
  8. Calvin – 3:16.72
  9. Tufts – 3:17.93
  10. MIT – 3:17.95
  11. Pomona-Pitzer – 3:19.31
  12. Carnegie Mellon – 3:19.40
  13. USMMA – 3:19.86
  14. Coast Guard – 3:20.05
  15. Rowan – 3:20.86
  16. WPI – 3:20.95

Denison seniors Carson Clear (48.61), Tiernan Foster-Smith (53.87), and Kenny Fox (58.29) and junior Kymani Senior (44.15) set the bar in the 400 medley relay prelims with 3:14.92, improving on their seed time by .79.

Emory’s Trey Kolleck anchored the Eagles’ relay in 42.67.

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
  1. Heath Ogawa (Lake Forest) – 499.2
  2. Connor Pennington (Springfield) – 482.55
  3. Dylan Glumac-Berberich (UW Eau Claire) – 481.2
  4. Daniel Valmassei (Trinity) – 477.2
  5. Jacob Burris (Albion) – 468.05
  6. Lucas Bumgarner (Emory) – 467.8
  7. Mitchell Ryan (Bowdoin) – 464.95
  8. Bennett Fagan (Amherst) – 447.6
  9. Connor May (Westminster) – 446.8
  10. Jay Lang (MIT) – 439.85
  11. Luca Brashear (Springfield) – 434.95
  12. Kendall Hollimon (CMS) – 433.5
  13. Tom Amsbry (Amherst) – 430
  14. Samuel Solomon (MIT) – 424.55
  15. Matt Wilke (UW Oshkosh) – 423.25
  16. Gabriel Bamforth (CMU) – 413.2 / Kieran Cuddy (Macalester) – 413.2

Lake Forest senior Heath Ogawa scored 499.20 points in the preliminary round of 1-meter diving to lead the qualifiers into tonight’s final. Ogawa placed third in this event last year.

There was a tie for 16th place so both Carnegie Mellon’s Gabriel Bamforth and Kieran Cuddy from Macalester will compete in a consolation final made up of 9 divers. However, only the top 8 of those divers will score.

 

 

 

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Murphy is my dad

The D3 system is broken

Swisher

Are you going to propose a solution or just keep saying this over and over?

Mr. F

I still want to know how it is broken in the first place

Jim

Broken in what way? Vacant attacks are not helpful

Murphy is my dad

Broken because the cap is so small and then you end up with kids over 4:00 in the 4im in finals. I’m relatively new to college swimming so I don’t have a surefire answer but increasing the cap so that if you’re top 20 in individuals and relays you’re invited. It’s absurd that they don’t even fill out two finals of invited athletes and that it’s optional entries after the 15th swimmer.

Swisher

– It took 3:58.1 to make it back in the 400 IM. That’s pretty fast. Look at the historical progression for this event. (There was a single swimmer who swam over 4:00 in the consolation heat, but his seed time coming into the meet was 3:55 – it was just a bad swim for him).
– 16 invites is pretty low (But it does fill up two heats. Do your math.). Between 18 and 20 would be better, certainly. There are logistical and financial hurdles that should be overcome to make that increase happen.
– None of this means D3 swimming is broken. The invite cutoff has been around this range for decades, and the meet has always been great.

42.67?

Is this the fastest split in D3 history? Ollie Smith and Zach Turk come to mind. I’ve done a bit of browsing but can’t find anything faster.

42.53

Zach Turk 2012 D3 NCAA’s

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