Arthur Conover Wins 1650 D3 Title, Now Holds Only 2 Sub-15:00 D3 Swims

DIVISION III MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Kenyon‘s Arthur Conover, who became the first Division III swimmer to ever break the 15-minute mark in the mile, dipped under that barrier for the 2nd time today as he won the D3 national title. Conover, who became the first D3 man under 4:20 in the 500 free earlier at this meet, has had an outstanding weekend, raking in loads of points for Kenyon.

His time today was 14:59.56 to eclipse the meet record (which he held previously) by nearly two seconds. Conover’s D3 record, meanwhile is the 14:56.44 that he swam back in December, his first time under 15:00.

SPLITS

25.57        53.04 (27.47)
        1:20.62 (27.58)     1:48.38 (27.76)
        2:15.98 (27.60)     2:43.52 (27.54)
        3:10.92 (27.40)     3:38.41 (27.49)
        4:05.87 (27.46)     4:33.19 (27.32)
        5:00.79 (27.60)     5:28.23 (27.44)
        5:55.58 (27.35)     6:23.23 (27.65)
        6:51.03 (27.80)     7:18.76 (27.73)
        7:46.48 (27.72)     8:13.98 (27.50)
        8:41.47 (27.49)     9:08.82 (27.35)
        9:35.99 (27.17)    10:03.30 (27.31)
       10:30.80 (27.50)    10:58.02 (27.22)
       11:25.30 (27.28)    11:52.54 (27.24)
       12:19.82 (27.28)    12:46.86 (27.04)
       13:13.91 (27.05)    13:41.03 (27.12)
       14:07.92 (26.89)    14:34.39 (26.47)    14:59.56 (25.17)

Conover’s final D3 Championships has been highlighted by his two individual titles in the 500 free and 1650 free, along with a 3rd place finish as part of Kenyon‘s 800 free relay and a 4th place finish in the 200 free. He contributed 55 points individually in Kenyon‘s effort to challenge Emory for the NCAA title– they’re currently in 2nd place behind Emory on the men’s side after the 100 free.

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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