Kenyon head coach Jess Book reflected on how his team wrapped up their season prematurely at “The Most Epic Time Trial Ever”.
While the time may never enter the official USA Swimming or NCAA results database, Kenyon junior David Fitch gave a taste of what could have been on Friday.
In a week where the biggest headlines have been about people not swimming, on Friday Kenyon’s David Fitch gave D3 fans something to cheer about.
NCAA Division III powerhouse Kenyon is holding an intrasquad time trial event for its NCAA Championship qualifying swimmers.
Kenyon’s Crile Hart is the fastest swimmer in Division III in 6 different events this season, but had to choose 3 for the NCAA Championship meet.
Last year at the NCAP Invite, the host team broke 5 National Age Group Records in mixed relays. They picked up 2 more on Friday.
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.