Nova Southeastern 22-year-old freshman Anton Lobanov has rewritten the NCAA Division II record books yet again, this time with a 1:51.71 in the 200 breast. Lobanov won the 100 breast on Friday night in Indianapolis with 51.63, lowering his own D2 national record, and setting the NCAA meet record, in the process.
The Russian native Lobanov had broken the NCAA open record at the Sunshine State Conference Championships in February, winning with 1:53.49. That eclipsed Nicholas Korth of UC San Diego’s 1:54.45 from last year’s NCAA Division II Championships by nearly a whole second.
In Indianapolis this morning, Lobanov cruised to an easy 1:56.91 in prelims to establish his spot in the middle of the pool for finals. Six hours later he unleashed the eighth-fastest time ever recorded in the 200 breast. In finals, Lobanov was out like he meant business. Second-place finisher Nic Eriksson tried to keep pace, but after 125 yards of chasing the Russian, Eriksson hit a wall and finished with a 31.4 on the end to trail by nearly four seconds. Lobanov, meanwhile, kept getting stronger and came home in a sprightly 29.0, blowing everyone else out of the water. Eriksson went 1:55.65 for second, while Nikolay Klepikov of Cal Baptist was 1:56.32 for third.
- Lovanov, 3/14/2015: 23 / 28.20 (53.43) / 29.23 (1:22.66) / 29.05 (1:51.71)
- Lobanov, 2/22/2015: 27 / 28.61 (53.88) / 29.36 (1:23.24) / 30.25 (1:53.49)
- Korth, 3/15/2014: 50 / 28.88 (54.38) / 29.40 (1:23.78) / 30.67 (1:54.45)
Lobanov now sits eighth on the all-time list, just ahead of Mike Alexandrov from 2010.
|1||1:48.66||Cordes, Kevin||20||Unattached||2014 NCAA Men’s Division I 03/27/14|
|2||1:51.03||Miller, Cody||21||Unattached||2013 Mens Big Ten Championship 02/27/13|
|3||1:51.20||Burckle, Clark||24||Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics||2012 AT&T Winter National Cham 11/29/12|
|4||1:51.40||Versfeld, Neil||23||Unattached||2009 NCAA DI Men’s Championships 03/26/09|
|5||1:51.57||Seliskar, Andrew||18||Nation’s Capital Swim Club||2015 PV SC Senior Championships 03/07/15|
|6||1:51.59||McKee, Anton||20||2014 SEC Swimming & Diving Cha 02/18/14|
|7||1:51.58||Fink, Nicolas||21||Unattached||2015 SEC Swimming & Diving Cha 02/21/15|
|8||1:51.71||Lobanov, Anton||22||Unattached||2015 NCAA DII Men’s Championships 03/14/15|
|9||1:51.73||Alexandrov, Mike||25||Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics||2010 SCY Nationals 12/02/10|
|10||1:51.74||Hansen, Brendan||24||Longhorn Aquatics||2006 ST American SC Champs 03/02/06|
|11||1:51.77||Licon, Will||20||Unattached||2015 Big 12 Swimming & Diving 02/28/15|
|12||1:51.84||McHugh, Brendan||24||Greater Philadelphia Aquatic Club||2014 OK Elite Pro-Am 12/20/14|