Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships
- March 15-18, 2017
- CISD Natatorium, Shenandoah, Texas
- Prelims 10 AM, Finals 6 PM – U.S. Central Time Zone (GMT -6 currently)
- Event schedule
- Real-time results – diving
- Real-time results – swimming
- Video link
- Championship Central
Men’s 400-yard Medley Relay – Final
- NCAA DIII Record: 3:12.96 3/16/17 Emory (Ono, Wilson, Cooper, Kolleck)
- Emory 3:10.51
- Williams 3:15.72
- Johns Hopkins 3:16.04
- Kenyon 3:16.30
- Washington (MO) 3:16.62
- Denison 3:17.15
- NYU 3:17.63
- MIT 3:17.85
Emory destroyed the NCAA Division III national and meet records it had broken earlier in the day. When the Eagles stepped up to the blocks in prelims they owned the Division record of 3:13.03, while the meet mark of 3:13.49 had belonged to Williams since 2015. Emory took care of both records in one fell swoop with a 3:12.96 during morning heats, becoming the first Division III relay to break the 3:13 barrier.
In finals they made 3:13 look like child’s play.
Freshman Sage Ono (48.07), senior Andrew Wilson (50.27, and yes, that’s the breaststroke), senior Christian Baker (48.84), and junior Oliver Smith (43.33) combined to lower the new mark by another 2.45 seconds, before the ink had even dried in the record books.
Most of the difference came from a .72-improvement from Ono in the leadoff backstroke. Wilson was 9/10 faster in December, so there’s a good chance the Eagles will re-break their new record in finals tonight.
|Emory, 2017 NCAAs||3/16/17(f)||Emory, 2017 NCAAs||3/16/17(p)||Emory, 2016 Miami Invitational||12/1/16||Williams, 2015 NCAAs||3/15/15|
|Sage Ono||48.07||Sage Ono||48.20||Sage Ono||48.92||Benjamin Lin||47.03|
|Andrew Wilson||50.27||Andrew Wilson||51.91||Andrew Wilson||50.84||Jake Tamposi||54.53|
|Christian Baker||48.84||Mitchell Cooper||48.50||Christian Baker||48.26||Thad Ricotta||47.74|
|Oliver Smith||43.33||Trey Kolleck||44.35||Ollie Smith||45.01||Alexander Nanda||44.19|