SHENANDOAH, TX — The men's 200 freestyle relay team scored a top-five finish on day two of the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships.
Adrian Hui, Mark Hallman, Ryan Drover, and Samuel To earned Pomona-Pitzer's second All-American performance of the 2017 NCAA Championships. The Sagehens started off with a bang setting a new program record in the prelims of the event. The squad finished fourth in the prelims, setting the new Sagehen record at 1:21.70. Hallman, Hui, and To were three of the four swimmers for Pomona-Pitzer who set the previous record at 1:22.03 last season.
The Sagehens entered the finals against a stacked field that included six teams that set top-10 times in the event this year. Anchor swimmer Samuel To swam the second fastest split among final swimmers to secure the fifth place finish at 1:21.71. The race was incredibly close with just 64 hundredths of a second separating second and fifth place.
Emory won at 1:19.03, Johns Hopkins took second (1:21.07), UW Stevens Point placed third (1:21.25), and Williams finished in fourth (1:21.58).
On the women's side in the 200 freestyle relay, the combination of Maddie Kauahi, Angela Ling, Sarah Jin, and Erin Bigus finished with a time of 1:36.97 in the prelims. The same squad competed in the 400 medley relay finishing the prelims as consolation finals alternates with a time of 3:50.59.
Ling set a personal record with her performance in the 100 butterfly. She finished the prelims with a time of 57.70. Drover finished the prelims in the 100 butterfly 17th overall with a time of 49.21 and just one spot away from the consolation finals. Mark Hallman finished with a time of 1:40.56 in the 200 freestyle.
The NCAA Championships will continue through Saturday. The NCAA will be providing live video and live results throughout the competition.
Samuel To – 200 IM (Prelims, 1:51.98), 400 IM (4:04.87)
Will Abele – 200 butterfly, 400 IM (Prelims, 4:02.87)
Mark Hallman – 200 freestyle (Prelims, 1:40.56), 500 freestyle (Prelims, 4:40.54)
Zach Senator – 500 freestyle (Prelims, 4:41.40), 1650 freestyle
Adrian Hui – 50 freestyle (Prelims, 20.68)
Ryan Drover – 100 butterfly (Prelims, 49.21)
400 Freestyle – TBD
Maddie Kauahi – 50 freestyle (Prelims, 23.54), 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle
Sarah Jin – 100 backstroke, 200 IM (Prelims, 2:07.78), 200 backstroke
Angela Ling – 100 butterfly (Prelims, 57.70), 100 backstroke