Andrew Wilson Splits 50.27 As Emory Smashes D3 Record in 400 Medley Relay

Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships

Men’s 400-yard Medley Relay – Final

  • NCAA DIII Record: 3:12.96 3/16/17 Emory (Ono, Wilson, Cooper, Kolleck)
  1. Emory 3:10.51
  2. Williams 3:15.72
  3. Johns Hopkins 3:16.04
  4. Kenyon 3:16.30
  5. Washington (MO) 3:16.62
  6. Denison 3:17.15
  7. NYU 3:17.63
  8. 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
  3:10.51   3:12.96   3:13.03   3:13.49


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7 years ago

Where does this rank Wilson all time for relay splits? Looking through the last 6 years of NCAA splits I have him at 3rd? Anyone split faster outside of NCAA meets?

Alex Muni
Reply to  Swimmer
7 years ago

Have you checked all of Will Licon, Chuck Katis, Damir Dugonjić, Kevin Cordes’ splits?

Reply to  Alex Muni
7 years ago

I believe so, Cordes beat it twice and Katis was the only other one faster that I could find. 4th fastest all time, 3rd performer.

7 years ago


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