Scholten Breaks School Record In 200 Back, Qualifies For NCAA Championships

Scholten Breaks School Record In 200 Back, Qualifies For NCAA Championships

South Gate, Calif. - Senior Max Scholten (Boulder, Colo.) broke his own school record in the 200-yard backstroke at the Finis Collegiate Invitational at the South Gate Aquatic Center on Friday evening.

Scholten earned a time of 1:49.15 to break his own program record set last year at the NCAA Championships by two-hundredths of a second. His time at the Finis Collegiate Invitational also earned him an automatic qualification to the 2012 NCAA Division III Swimming Championships in March.

Scholten went to the NCAA Championships a year ago and earned All-America honors in the 100-yard backstroke (finishing eighth), while also finishing 10th in the 200-back with a then-school record 1:49.17. His performance helped the Sagehens to a 30th place finish as a team last year.  

Scholten will return to the Finis Collegiate Invitational to try to earn an automatic qualification to the NCAA's in the 100-yard backstroke on Sunday.