Edskes Finishes as National Runner Up in 100 Fly on Second Night of NCAA Championship

Edskes Finishes as National Runner Up in 100 Fly on Second Night of NCAA Championship


- Event: 2019 NCAA Division III Championship 

- Results: 5th (109 points) - After Day Two

- Location: Greensboro, North Carolina (Greensboro Aquatic Center) 

- The Lead: For the third time in his collegiate career, junior Bouke Edskes (Rockville, Md.) finished as the national-runner up in one of his events at the NCAA Division III National Championship. Tonight, he took second place in the 100-yard butterfly with a season-best time of 47.47-seconds just 0.13-seconds shy of the program record. Edskes helped the Engineers remain in fifth place halfway through the four day meet.


- Edskes, who swam a time of 47.86 in prelims this morning, took 0.39-seconds off of his swim tonight to finish as the national runner-up in the 100-fly in 47.47. The junior adds this national runner-up performance to his two that he claimed in 2016-17. That season, Edskes finished second in both the 100-fly and 200-fly and he will have a chance to duplicate this effort tomorrow as he is seeded sixth in the 200-fly.

- Both the 200-free relay team and the 400-medley relay team earned Honorable Mention All-America honors tonight as they finished, 9th and 11th, respectively overall. The 200-free relay squad comprised of first-year Kyri Chen (Naperville, Ill.), first-year Nicholas Baginski (Hawthorn Woods, Ill.), sophomore Justin Liu (Linwood, N.J.) and junior Sam Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.), sophomore Justin Liu (Linwood, N.J.) clocked a time of 1:21.41, while the 400-medley relay team comprised of junior Tim Kralj (Woodinville, Ill.), senior Brandon McKenzie (Brigantine, N.J.), Edskes and Ubellacker clocked a time of 3:18.51.

- Both first-year Jay Lang (South Lyon, Mich.) and junior Samuel Solomon (Rockville, Md.) earned Honorable Mention All-America accolades on the 1-meter board today. Lang finished in tenth place with 444.35 points, while Solomon took 15th place with 410.75 points. 

- Four other student-athletes competed in prelims this morning as senior Josh Graves (Tustin, Calif.) finished 21st in the 400 IM in 4:02.06, first-year Jordan Ren (Chapel Hill, N.C.) finished 23rd in the 400 IM in 4:03.88, senior Brandon McKenzie (Brigantine, N.J.) finished 24th in the 400 IM in 4:03.88 and Ubellacker finished 34th in the 100-fly in 49.72-seconds.


- Tomorrow, the men's swimming and diving team will have student-athletes competing in the 200-fly, 100-back, 100-breast and 800-free relay.


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