Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships
- March 15-18, 2017
- CISD Natatorium, Shenandoah, Texas
- Final 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 100-yard Breaststroke – Prelims
Emory senior Andrew Wilson demolished the meet and NCAA Division III records, both of which he owned, with a 51.02 in the 100 breast during prelims on Day Three at the 2017 NCAA Division III Championships. With that swim, Wilson moved up to #5 on the all-time list
- 50.04 Kevin Cordes USA Austin 03/27/2014
- 50.82 Cody Miller USA Edmond 12/18/2015
- 50.86 Damir Dugonjic SLO 03/26/2009
- 50.89 p Chuck Katis USA Iowa City 03/27/2015
- 51.02 p Andrew Wilson USA Shenandoah 03/17/2017
- 51.07 p Fabian Schwingenschloegl GER Columbia 11/18/2016
- 51.08 Nicolas Fink USA Iowa City 03/27/2015
- 51.14 Andrew Wilson USA Oxford 12/02/2016
- 51.15 Will Licon USA Austin 02/22/2017
- 51.35 Mike Alexandrov USA Columbus 12/02/2010
- 51.41 p Richard Funk USA Iowa City 03/27/2015
Wilson got off to a strong start, already half a body length ahead of the field with his pulldown alone. He outpaced the field by nearly a body length **per 25** over the next three laps, finishing with 51.02, faster than anyone else in the meet by over 3.3 seconds.
Wilson improved his previous personal best, which he attained at the Miami Invitational in Oxford, Ohio in December 2016, by .12.
His splits were:
|2017 NCAAs||3/17/17(p)||2016 Miami Invitational||12/2/16|
Wilson took a half stroke to end his race, otherwise he might have been under 51 seconds. He’ll have another shot at that feat in tonight’s final.
The NCAA Division I record is 50.04, set by Kevin Cordes of Arizona on March 28, 2014. In Division II, it is 51.63, from Anton Lovanov of Nova Southeastern on March 13, 2015.