Men's 200 Free Relay Finishes as National Runner-Up on Second Night of NCAA Championship

Men's 200 Free Relay Finishes as National Runner-Up on Second Night of NCAA Championship

THE BASICS:

Event: 2018 NCAA Division III Championship

Results: 5th Place (118 Points - After Day Two)

Location: Indianapolis, Ind. (IU Natatorium)

The Lead: Led by a national runner-up and All-America finish by the 200-free relay team on day two of the 2018 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving National Championship, the MIT men's swimming and diving team moved up to fifth place in the team standings with 118 points. The Engineers also got All-America performances by their 400-medley relay team and Edskes in the 400-IM.

HOW IT HAPPENED:


- The 200-free relay team comprised of sophomore Sam Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.) and seniors Dane Erickson (Naples, Fla.), Jeremy Bogle (Weston, Mass.) and Joshua Tomazin (Austin, Texas) touched the wall in a national-runner up time of 1:20.55. The quartet, which registered the fifth fastest time in prelims this morning at 1:21.11, shaved 0.56-seconds off their time tonight to earn second place in the event.

- The 400-medley relay team comprised of Tomazin, sophomore Bouke Edskes (Rockville, Md.), senior Justin Chiu (Monterey Park, Calif.) and classmate Dougie Kogut (Glen Burnie, Md.) earned All-America honors with their fifth-place finish in a time of 3:16.19, which was 1.16-seconds faster than this morning's swim. During prelims this morning, Kogut, Bogle, sophomore Tim Kralj (Woodinville, Wash.) and junior Brandon McKenzie (Brignatine, N.J.) clocked a time of 3:17.35 for sixth place.

- Individually in the 400-IM, Edskes earned All-America honors and broke his own school and NEWMAC records with his third-place finish tonight in a time of 3:52.03. Edskes cut 3.08-seconds off from his swim this morning as he clocked a time of 3:55.11 in prelims. McKenzie earned Honorable Mention All-America accolades in the 400-IM as he finished 15th overall in 3:59.45.

- During prelims this morning, junior Josh Graves (Tustin, Calif.) finished 26th overall in the 400-IM with a time of 4:02.59. The Engineers also had two student-athletes compete this morning in the 100-fly as Ubellacker and Kralj finished 25th and 31st, respectively. Ubellacker touched the wall in 49.57-seconds and was second in his heat, while Kralj notched a time of 49.99.

- Additionally, MIT had four student-athletes swim in the 200-free prelims this morning. Kogut had the best finish as he touched the wall 17th in 1:39.48, just 0.03-seconds shy of making the consolation final. Behind Kogut, was sophomore Peter Crocker (Huntington Beach, Calif.) in 24th in 1:40.13, classmate David Morejon (Humble, Texas) in 27th in 1:40.29 and Tomazin in 36th in 1:41.04.

UP NEXT:

- Tomorrow, on the third day of the 2018 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championship, the Engineers will compete in the 200-fly, the 100-back, the 100-breast, the 800-free relay and the 1-meter dive. Prelims begin at 10:00 a.m. and finals start at 6:00 p.m.

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