Andrew Wilson Caps College Career with D3 Record in 200 Breast

  1 Karl Ortegon | March 18th, 2017 | College, NCAA Division III, News, Previews & Recaps, Records

Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships

After becoming the first D3 man to break the 51-second barrier in the 100 breast, which also made him only the fifth person to ever break that barrier, Emory’s Andrew Wilson has added another national title and another national record to his collection. Wilson posted the fastest time by far in the men’s 200 breast with a 1:50.80 to win by over seven full seconds.

SPLITS

24.66        52.79 (28.13)
        1:21.50 (28.71)     1:50.80 (29.30)

Wilson was out fast, at 52.79– at last year’s D1 Champs, only Will Licon and Josh Prenot were out that fast. His 1:50.80 would’ve finished third, as well, at last year’s D1 meet.

With that swim, Wilson also makes a mark on the all-time rankings in this event. The fastest ever, which is also the American record, is the 1:48.12 that Texas’s Will Licon did at D1 NCAA’s last year. Wilson’s 1:50.80 puts him at a tie for 6th with Nic Fink.

200 breast all-time top performers

  1. Will Licon 1:48.12 (2016)
  2. Kevin Cordes 1:48.66 (2014)
  3. Josh Prenot 1:49.38 (2016)
  4. Cody Miller 1:49.74 (2015)
  5. Chuck Katis 1:50.54 (2015)
  6. Nic Fink/Andrew Wilson 1:50.80 (2015/2017) *TIE*

 

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An amazing swim capping an amazing rise for this young man. Kudos and good luck!

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Karl Ortegon is a swimmer and lifeguard from Evanston, IL, just north of Chicago. He's currently pursuing a sociology major and writing certificate at Wesleyan University (the one in Connecticut), and he Instagrams a lot. He is a proud 5th place finisher at the 2016 Olympic Trials media race, where …

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