Denison’s KT Kustritz Breaks NCAA D3 Record in 100 Breaststroke

Miami (Ohio) Invitational

  • November 30th-December 2nd, 2017
  • Oxford, Ohio (Miami University)
  • Live Results on Meet Mobile: 2017 OH Miami University Invitational

Racing at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational this weekend, Denison sophomore KT Kustritz swam a 1:00.50 to win the women’s 100 breaststroke. That was her own personal best and broke the NCAA Division 3 Record in the event. It snuck under the 1:00.54 done by Williams College’s Lindsay Payne in 2006.

That record was the oldest NCAA swimming-or-diving record in a still-sponsored event in any of the 3 divisions. That honor now falls to Kristen Frost of Southern Connecticut State, who swam 16:17.66 on March 15th, 2008 to set the Division II record. The oldest Division I record is Elaine Breeden’s 200 fly time of 1:49.92, set on February 28th, 2009.

Kustritz’s previous best was a 1:01.46 done at this same mid-season meet last season. She swam a second slower, 1:02.45, and finished 2nd at last year’s NCAA D3 Championships to Sam Senczyszyn of UW-Eau Claire.

Kustritz also won the 200 IM (2:01.66) and 200 breast (2:14.33).

The Miami women came away from the meet with the team title – in spite of not winning a race until the last individual event of the day – the 200 fly – where freshman Kayleigh Cannon touched 1st in 2:02.89.

Denison ran away with the men’s title, finishing more than 600 points ahead of runners-up Washington University St. Louis.

Final Women’s Team Scores:

  1. Miami University (Ohio) – 1480
  2. Emory – 834
  3. Denison – 728
  4. Milwaukee – 646
  5. Washington University St. Louis – 346
  6. Ball State – 324

Final Men’s Team Scores:

  1. Denison – 1467
  2. Washington University St. Louis – 838
  3. Miami University (Ohio) – 762
  4. Emory – 753
  5. Milwaukee – 511

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Charlene Tallen
5 years ago

So proud of you KT!

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