Records nearly fall on Day 2
Wayne State just misses mark as 11 champions crowned
MANSFIELD, Texas — Eleven champions were crowned on day two of the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships.
The Wayne State women’s relay team just missed setting an NCAA record. The team, composed of Ashley Corriveau, Perezoria Martinez, Kayla Scott and Ana Azambuja completed the women 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:32.02. – two one-hundreths of a second faster than Drury’s record time in 2009.
The Drury men’s team claimed first place in the men’s 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:19.77.
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Amanda Thomas continued her strong week by claiming her second first-place award. The Southern Connecticut junior won the women’s 400 yard individual medley with a time of 4:16.25.
The sophomore from Wingate, Marko Blazevski won the men’s yard individual medley with a final time of 3:54.74.
The women’s 100-yard butterfly was won by Mychala Lynch, a senior from Grand Canyon.
Liubomyr Lemeshko claimed first place in the men’s 100-yard butterfly. Lemeshko, a Wingate sophomore, turned in a time of 47.29.
Ana Azambuja added to her championship collection. Azambuja, a Wayne State sophomore, won the women’s 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1:48.16.
“I’m really surprised because the 100 freestyle is not really my event,” she said after getting her second win of the day. “I just started it this year. I don’t know how, but I am really swimming fast.”
The men’s 200-yard freestyle record fell as both Wayne State's Andrey Seryy and Wingate's Iaroslav Denysenko posted record times. John Keppeler of UC Davis set the previous record of 1:35.81 in 1993. Seryy won the event with a time of 1:35.61 while Denysenko placed second with a time of 1:35.63.
“I feel very tired and exhausted,” Seryy said moments after stepping down from the podium. “I started way too fast. It was rough. [Denysenko] almost got me.”
St. Cloud’s Christopher White won the men’s 1-meter diving.
Wayne State continued to dominate the women’s relay. The Warriors held off the competition once again, this time in the women’s 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:41.20.
Florida Southern won the men’s 400 relay by turning in a NCAA record time of 3:12.43. It broke its own record which they set during the morning prelims. Jeb Halfacre, Miguel Ferreira, David Janzen and Stephen Swan turned in a time of 3:12.99 during the morning session.
“I wasn’t really expecting that we would do that [break the record,]” Florida Southern Jeb Halfacre said. “But after the morning session, we are like whatever happens, happens.”
Defending men’s champion Drury is in first place in the team competition after day two. Assistant coach Jason Owen believes the Panthers are good position headed into the last two days of competition.
“The last two relays are really strong for us and strategy if we swim will we will be in a place to score.”
|1.||Wayne State (Mich.)||261|
|6.||St. Cloud State||91|
|T 20.||Queens (N.C.)||31|
|27.||Colorado School of Mines||6|
|7.||Wayne State (Mich.)||144|
|13.||St. Cloud State||53|