Edskes, 800 Free Relay Earn All-America Honors on Third Night of NCAA Championship

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- Event: 2019 NCAA Division III Championship

- Results: 6th (149 points) - After Day Three

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

- The Lead: Junior Bouke Edskes (Rockville, Md.) earned a spot on the podium for the third night in a row as he captured fourth place in the 200 butterfly while the 800 free relay squad placed seventh, highlighting the performances by the MIT men's swimming and diving team during the third night of the NCAA Division III National Championship. At the conclusion of Friday's action, the Engineers were sixth in the standings with 149 points.


- Edskes shaved .76 seconds off his 200 butterfly prelims time to finish in 1:47.61 for fourth place and All-America honors.

- MIT's 800 free relay team, comprised of first-years Alex Ellison (Tomball, Texas) and Jordan Ren (Chapel Hill, N.C.) along with sophomore Kevin Fang (Austin, Texas) and Edskes, collected All-America accolades by finishing seventh in 6:40.04, which was 1.41 seconds faster than its seed time.

- In the 100 breaststroke, senior Brandon McKenzie (Brigantine, N.J.) earned Honorable Mention All-America accolades as he finished 16th in 55.84.

- Junior Tim Kralj (Woodinville, Wash.), who qualified for the 200 butterfly but did not compete in the prelims, finished 31st in the 100 backstroke with a time of 51.20.


- Tomorrow, the men's swimming and diving team will have student-athletes competing in the 1650-free, 100-free, 200-breast, 3-meter dive and 400-free relay.


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