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

THE BASICS:

- 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.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- 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.

UP NEXT:

- 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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