2016 NCAAs Day 3 Wrap-Up

Men 200 Butterfly

MIT’s Douglas Kogut took out his race fast (23.41), holding on to finish first at 1:47.28. This was over a second drop from prelims. He had to hold off a surging Jeff Anderson (Amherst), who out split him by nearly 2 seconds on the last 50. Anderson was fifth going into the last 50, passing Mitchell Riek (CMU),  Mike Lanz (St, Thomas) and Matt Valentine on the way in.


Women 200 Butterfly

Amanda Stadermann (Wash U) lead the field from start to finish, taking home the national championship with a 2:00.53. Four women duked it out for second and touched at 2:01.  Megan Pierce won that battle for second due to a very strong final 50, splitting a 31.65, the fastest last 50 in the event.


Men 100 Back

Benjamin Lin from Williams was out in a blazing fast 22.55, but Matt Williams from CMS had an amazing second 50 to run down Lin in the last five yards for the national title. Third through sixth place were separated by only .29 and all were under :49.00. Jason Wesseling (Denison) and Alex McCarter (Williams) tied for sixth at :48.97. Michael Winget (Tufts) had the best drop in final heat (.50) to finish fourth stopping the clock at :48.76.


Women 100 Back

Emma Paulson (St. Thomas) and Clare Slagel (Luther) gave the crowd a great race to watch. Both were sub-:55, but Paulson’s strong finish propelled her to the wall first, touching at :54.43. Kirsty Nitz threw down a :54 that would have been good enough for third, but she was stuck in consols.


Men 100 Breast

Kyle Walthall from York improved from his morning swim by one-tenth to finish first with  :53.67 However, this wasn’t without a challenge from Wash. U’s Michael Lagieski who finished only .03 behind him. All but one dropped some sort of time in finals, Lagieski dropping the most time between sessions.


Women 100 Breast

Samantha Senczyszyn from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire won her first national title, shaving some time from prelims to go a 1:01.09.  Emily Hyde from Amherst held onto 2nd with a time of 1:01.64. Julia Wilson kept her 3rd place spot, managing to sneak under the 1:02 barrier going 1:01.95. Fun fact: there were no 1:01’s in finals last year and three this year, Wilson and Senczyszyn are underclassmen too.


Men 1 Meter Diving

Denison picked up some big points here taking three of the top five spots. Denison’s Ben Lewis claimed that national title by a 34 point spread over SUNY Fredonia’s Aaron Carlson. Sophomore Samuel Randall from SUNY – Geneseo took third place. Fourth and fifth places were held by Denison’s other two divers Max Levy and Brian Allen


Men’s 800 Free Relay

This was a great race, great being an understatement. Johns Hopkins and Denison went toe to toe in this one and Big Red came out on top . Looking at the individual splits the difference was Denison’s lead-off leg Ryan Fleming, who led off in 1:38.11. Emory touched third with a 6:35.36 and Kenyon fourth at 6:36.10.


Women’s 800 Free Relay

All four of Emory’s legs were 1:49, for a total time of 7:18.50 just missing the national record by .35. Williams finished second  (7:20.38) and had the fastest split in the event from Lauren Jones in the anchor position with a 1:47.99. Kenyon was third with a 7:21.14 and Denison fourth at 7:24.47


Men’s Score

  1. Denison             364.5   
  2. Kenyon               331.5   
  3. Emory                 249   
  4. Johns Hopkins  200   
  5. MIT                     179.5   
  6. Williams             172.5   
  7. Tcnj                     130   
  8. Wash U.              108   
  9. Claremont MS   100.5  
  10. NYU                     89


Women’s Score

  1. Emory                 407   
  2. Kenyon               338   
  3. Williams             258   
  4. Denison              238   
  5. Johns Hopkins 149   
  6. Amherst             131   
  7. Wash U. MO      103   
  8. U W-Eau Claire 102   
  9. Wheaton IL        100  
  10. New York Univ  95


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