Lang Wins 3-Meter National Title as Men's Swim & Dive Finishes Sixth at NCAA Championship

Lang Wins 3-Meter National Title as Men's Swim & Dive Finishes Sixth at NCAA Championship

THE BASICS:

Event: 2019 NCAA Division III Championship

Results: 6th (203 points) - Final 

Location: Greensboro, North Carolina (Greensboro Aquatic Center) 

The Lead: On the final night of the 2019 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving National Championship, MIT saw first-year Jay Lang (South Lyon, Mich.) claim the national title on the 3-meter board, the 400-free relay team earn All-America honors and junior Samuel Solomon (Rockville, Md.) as well as senior Josh Graves (Tustin, Calif.) earn honorable mention All-America accolades in the 3-meter dive and 1650-free, respectively.

As a team, the Engineers finished in sixth overall with 203 points. This is the 11th straight season in which the men's swimming and diving team has finished inside the top-10 at the NCAA Division III National Championship meet.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Lang became the first diver in program history to win a national title and third student-athlete overall to win a championship. The first-year claimed the 3-meter board crown by just 1.10 points after putting up total of 552.65 to edge out Dylan Glumac-Berberich of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Lang now joins Dougie Kogut (200-fly), Wyatt Ubellacker (50 Free, 100 Fly, 200 Medley Relay), Bo Mattix (200 Medley Relay), Michael Liao (200 Medley Relay) and Craig Cheney (200 Medley Relay) as those select few who have taken home a gold trophy at the NCAA Championship.

- The meet's final event, the 400-free relay, saw first-year Kyri Chen (Naperville, Ill.), junior Sam Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.), sophomore Justin Liu (Linwood, N.J.) and junior Bouke Edskes (Rockville, Md.) earn All-America honors as they touched the wall eighth overall in a time of 3:00.39. 

- The final two honorable mention All-Americans of the meet for the Engineers were Solomon and Graves. Solomon finished in 10th place on the 3-meter board with his score of 489.55, while Graves finished 16th in the 1650-free with his swim of 15:47.90 

- The Engineers had three other student-athletes compete in this morning's preliminary session. Ubellacker touched the wall 17th in the 100-free in 44.98, while senior Brandon McKenzie (Brigantine, N.J.) finished 17th in the 200-breast in 2:01.72 and first-year Jordan Ren (Chapel Hill, N.C.) finished 22nd in the 200-breast in 2:03.57.

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