University of Tampa Men Break DII NCAA Record

The University of Tampa men broke the DII NCAA record in the men’s 200 freestyle relay Friday night at the 2015 Spartan Invitational held in Clearwater, Florida.

Junior Martin Hammer kicked things off for the team with a 19.93 leadoff to put the team in first as the only leadoff swimmer to dip under 20-seconds.

Heading into the water after Hammer was senior Jordan Augier. Augier put up the fastest split of the team with a very swift 19.57. That time kept the lead for the University of Tampa men with 100 yards to go, and put them right in contention to break the record.

Junior Runar Borgen came very close to matching Augier’s split, throwing down a 19.67 to keep them in line to break the NCAA record. It was Jeremy Parker’s split however, that solidified the record as he swam a 19.65 in order to touch the wall in 1:18.82.

That time got the men under the previous DII NCAA record time of 1:19.00 that Drury University swam back in March of 2014.

The time ranks the University of Tampa men ninth overall this season in any division of the NCAA. Currently, the fastest time from an NCAA team in any division this season was a 1:17.13 from the University of Alabama.

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And…..CONGRATULATIONS to the Tampa Men….. Awesome swim!!!!

Congrats! My only question is why is a guy with the last name Hammer lead off? Seems a little out of place, bet he could drop at least second going fourth..

swimmerluke

Not sure if you have info we dont but..how? How can you say, with what this article gives us, that he could drop “at least a second” off a relay start? Accounting for starts I would think he was just around as fast as the rest of the relay

But he would be able to drop the Hammer much better than anyone else coming home.

Paul Mangrn

He was :19.13 anchoring the 200M.R. The next day with a legit legal take off. Props to them boys and their coachesz

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