Blue Jays Break Two School Records at NCAA Championship
March 24, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Junior Nick Schmidt claimed his third individual All-America honor of the week and added a pair of school records to his resume on Friday night. Schmidt broke the record in the 200 Fly and the 800 Free Relay team turned the same trick later in the night as Hopkins concluded the third day of the 2012 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship in seventh place with 147 points. Denison sits in first place with 471 points, followed by Kenyon (359) and Emory (287) to round out the top three.
Schmidt opened the night with his record-breaking swim in the 200 Fly. He placed second in the consolation final, 10th overall, as he touched in 1:49.37 to break Sean Kim’s six-year-old school record of 1:49.59. He also earns Honorable Mention All-America honors. Freshman Dylan Davis then placed seventh in the consolation final, 15th overall, of the 100 Back. He touched in 50.24 in the finals, while his prelim time of 50.03 was a career-best.
Hopkins wrapped up the night the way it began, with a school record. The 800 Free Relay team smashed the school record with a time of 6:35.57, breaking the record by just over five seconds. The team earned bronze and First Team All-America honors as Schmidt, sophomores Anthony Lordi and Will Kimball and junior Dylan Coggin finished in third place.
The NCAA Championship concludes at the IU Natatorium on Saturday, March 24. Day four will begin at 10:00 am with the 100 Free preliminary. Fans can follow the championship with live results and video. Championship finals are slated to begin at 6:00 pm.
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