Evan Holder Gets Both 200 Free Meet Record and D3 Record This Time

Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships

Men’s 200-yard Freestyle – Final

  • NCAA DIII Record: 1:36.62 4/8/1988 Dennis Mulvihill, Kenyon
  • Meet Record: 1:36.67 3/16/2017 Evan Holder, Johns Hopkins
  1. Evan Holder, SR Johns Hopkins 1:36.42
  2. Thomas Gordon, SO Emory 1:37.08
  3. Ryan Boraski, SR Keene State 1:37.10
  4. Arthur Conover, SR Kenyon 1:37.12
  5. Karl Sarier, SO Bowdoin 1:37.78
  6. Walt Dauksher, SO Denison 1:38.01
  7. Christian Baker, SR Emory 1:38.58
  8. Michael Wohl, SO Johns Hopkins 1:42.03

Johns Hopkins senior Evan Holder got the record that had eluded him by 5/100 in this morning’s heats. While his 1:36.67 prelims swim took down the meet record, it was just shy of the NCAA Division III record of 1:36.62 that Kenyon’s Dennis Mulvihill set in 1988.

It wasn’t even close in finals, though. Holder was out about 3/10 faster, and back in an even 24.8-24.8 to take a big .20 chunk out of the record, settling both the meet and the Division III marks at 1:36.42.

As he had done in heats this morning, Keene State senior Ryan Boraski led the pace over the first half of the race. He jumped out front right away and build up a 3/4 body-length lead over the first 100. Holder moved up on Boraski and pulled even by the 150 wall. Over the final 50 yards it was Evan Holder against the clock. He dug in and finished strong, .25 faster than he’d been in the morning.

Finals 3/16/17 Prelims 3/16/17
22.41 22.52
24.40 (46.81) 24.58 (47.10)
24.81 (1:11.62) 24.61 (1:11.71)
24.80 (1:36.42) 24.96 (1:36.67)

 

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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