Andrew Wilson at U.S. Nationals
Andrew Wilson just proved to the nation what caliber of athlete can thrive at the Division III level. Thursday, at the 2015 Phillips 66 National Championships prelims, Wilson swam a 59.68 in the 100m Breaststroke, making him the fastest American to swim the event this year! In finals, Wilson dropped an additional three one-hundredths, putting him down as the sixth fastest American of all time. Even more impressive, his 59.68 would have placed him seventh at the FINA World Championships, earlier this week, in Kazan, Russia. Clearly, Coach John Howell has a good thing going on over at Emory; Wilson came in as a freshman at a 59.42 in the 100y Breast and has steadily dropped time (55.44 -> 54.26 -> 51.72). I think I speak for everyone when I say I’m beyond excited for his 200m Breast on Monday; Wilson has a legitimate shot at making the upcoming 2016 Olympic games and you can guarantee d3swimming.com and the entire Divisioin III athletics community will be pulling for him.