MSU women handled the Ladies, while the Spartan men tied Kenyon in swimming points, but pulled out the win thanks to 1-2 finishes in both diving events.
Fitch first won the 100 back, swimming a 49.76 to finish first, but also establishing the #1 time for DIII swimmers this season.
The Lords had nine individual event winners in a 198-96 dual meet win against Xavier, while the Ladies chalked up seven event wins in a 154-139 victory.
Despite the unorthodox approach, some swimmers, such as Kenyon College’s David Fitch, are still able to do turns this way with high efficiency.
After winning three individual events at the 2019 NCAA Division III Championships – and setting a new national record in the process – NYU’s Honroe Collins was named Female Swimmer of the Year.
The Emory men look to reclaim their second place spot in the team standings, as the Kenyon Lords overtook them last night – the Eagles currently sit in third at 259.5 behind Kenyon’s 272.
Day 3 prelims of 2019 NCAA Division III Men’s Championships.
David Fitch broke Reed Dalton’s four year old 100 fly record of 46.97, winning the event in a time of 46.92.
Day 2 prelims at 2019 NCAA Division III Men’s Championships.
Based on the preliminary session, the Denison men head into finals projected to score 129 points ahead of Kenyon’s projected 113 points.
Day 1 prelims for 2019 NCAA Division III Men’s Championships.
The Kenyon Ladies took home the NCAC crown for the second year in a row. On the men’s side, the Kenyon Lords narrowly lost to Denison, extending the Big Red’s win streak to 11 years.
Kenyon Lords swimmer Weston Carpenter earned his first-ever North Coast Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week honor after helping lead the team to a dual-meet win at Ohio Wesleyan University last week.
Kenyon sophomore swimmer David Fitch picked up his third North Coast Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week award after a solid showing against University of Cincinnati over the weekend.