Crile Hart of Kenyon Demolishes NCAA D3 Record in 200 IM in Prelims

2018 NCAA Division III Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships

200 Yard Individual Medley – Prelims


  1. Crile Hart, FR Kenyon 1:58.29
  2. KT Kustritz, SO Denison 2:01.72
  3. Molly Craig, FR Williams 2:02.47
  4. Ming-fen Ong, SR Emory 2:02.57
  5. Niamh O’Grady, SR Wash U. 2:02.70
  6. Honore Collins, SO NYU 2:02.80
  7. Caroline White, SO Williams 2:03.07
  8. Julia Wilson, SR Kenyon 2:03.09
  9. Julia Durmer, JR Emory 2:03.95
  10. Ashley Daniels, JR Emory 2:04.26
  11. Natalie Zaravella, SO Denison 2:04.46
  12. Michelle Wang, SO Johns Hopkins 2:04.50
  13. Emma Nicklas-Morris, SO Carnegie Mellon 2:04.52
  14. Kayla Holman, SO MIT 2:04.71
  15. Madeline Downs, SR Williams 2:04.80
  16. Kaitlin Jones, SR Johns Hopkins 2:05.14

Kenyon freshman Crile Hart took 1.4 seconds off her seed time to demolish the NCAA Division III record in the women’s 200 IM with 1:58.29 in prelims on Wednesday morning. The old mark of 1:58.81 was set by Caroline Wilson of Williams in 2013.

Hart’s top college time coming into the meet was 1:59.70, and her previous lifetime best was 1:59.58, which she achieved at the Ohio State Division II High School Championships last February as a senior at Hawken School. That swim broke the Ohio Division II Record.

Hart’s improvement over the past year at Kenyon has been on the second half of her race, especially her ability to bring it home in freestyle. There she lopped nearly a second off her previous split. It is also where she beat Wilson’s record, as the two had very similar splits through the first 150 yards:

  Crile Hart Crile Hart Caroline Wilson
  NCAAs, March 2018 February 2017 NCAAs, March 2013
Fly 25.41 25.79 25.71
Back 55.05 (29.64) 55.02 (29.23) 55.05 (29.34)
Breast 1:30.24 (35.19) 1:30.60 (35.58) 1:30.36 (35.31)
Free 1:58.29 (28.05) 1:59.58 (28.98) 1:58.81 (28.45)



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4 years ago

Pretty fast. Should’ve gone D2

4 years ago

Congratulations on an awesome swim!

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