After just missing Piotr Jachowicz’s 400 IM record this morning Queens Nick Arakelian left no doubt about his place in DII history. The freshman touched the wall at 3:43.84 eclipsing Jachowicz’s record of 3:47.62 set back in 2013. His time from tonight’s session would have the freshman ranked 23rd for DI NCAA’s ahead of Princeton freshman Corey Okubo(3:43.95).
- Jachowicz, 2013- 49.95/57.99/1:03.99/55.69= 3:47.62
- Arakelian, 2015- 54.52/54.62/1:03.14/51.56= 3:43.84
Arakelian was well off record pace through the first leg of the IM as expected but churned through the backstroke leg cutting the difference to less than 2 seconds moving onto the breaststroke leg. While Arakelian was again well under comparative pace for his breaststroke his freestyle leg rivals that of a Gunnar Bentz putting away the field and ultimately the DII record. The freshman is expected to finish the weekend racing in the 500 freestyle and the mile. After just missing the 1000 record on night one its safe to assume Arakelian will be looking to add his name at least once more to the record books.