Denison’s Lindell Takes Down Wilson’s DIII Record in 200 IM in Prelims

Swimming in the penultimate heat of the men’s 200 IM at NCAA Division III championships, Denison junior Jackson Lindell took a chunk out of the NCAA national record, going 1:46.07. The previous mark of 1:46.23 was set by Andrew Wilson of Emory at the 2015 championship. Wilson is currently taking a redshirt year to train at University of Texas in preparation for 2016 Olympic Trials.

Lindell’s previous personal best was 1:47.93 which he achieved at the Miami University Invitational in December 2015. Here are comparative splits of Wilson’s 2015 NCAA record and Lindell’s 2016 NCAA record:

Lindell, 3/2016 Wilson, 3/2015
23.28 23.37
26.69 27.67
30.90 28.91
25.20 26.28
1:46.07 1:46.23


Lindell was able to make up for Wilson’s exceptional breaststroke split with his back and free, each of which were a full second faster than those of Wilson. Tonight he will be swimming in finals against Evan Holder of Johns Hopkins, who qualified with 1:46.85.

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That was quick. The best swimmer in D-III history, Wilson, gets a record broken just a year after. But, watch out: he’s on an Olympic break this year, so he’ll be back to Atlanta! Go Eagles!


Awesome swim. heading into this meet I thought Holder would take this event handily, but Lindell really stepped way, way up. But watch out for Holder to challenge him tonight and re-break this record. Holder was out a full second faster than his 1:46.8 from December and went the same time. I’m thinking he shut it down on the back half and is going to tear it up tonight. Should be a great race

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