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|
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.