Purple & White in 13th After Day Two of NCAA Division III Championships

Purple & White in 13th After Day Two of NCAA Division III Championships

INTERVIEW WITH CONNOR SHOLTIS
(courtesy of SCAC Sports)

SHENANDOAH, Texas – Connor Sholtis '15 was crowned the NCAA champion in the 200-yard freestyle and the Jeffs are slotted in 13th place after day two action at the 2015 NCAA Division III Championships held at the Conroe ISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas.  

Kenyon (287) leads the field after two days of action, followed by Denison (209), Emory (145), Williams (143) and CMS (128) to round out the top five teams.

Sholtis touched the wall in a time of 1:37.37 to secure top honors in the 200-yard freestyle after edging  last year's champion in the event  Austin Caldwell of Kenyon (1:37.38).

The 200-yard freestyle relay combination of Tyler Hampton '15, Alex Dreisbach '17, Matt Heise '16 and Michael Rochford '15 clocked a time of 1:23.09 and finished 15th overall.

In the 400-yard individual medley, Jeff Anderson '16 clocked a time of 3:59.53 and finished 16th overall.

The 400-yard medley relay quartet of Rochford, Elijah Spiro '18, Sam Spurrell '18 and Sholtis glided to a time of 3:17.75 and finished 10th overall, and second in the consolation finals.

In the 1-meter dive, Asher Lichtig '16 registered a score of 407.80 and finished 15th overall.

Amherst returns to action on Friday, March 20 with preliminaries beginning at 10 a.m. and the finals starting at 6 p.m.

Day Two Results (only listed if finished in Top 16)
Men's 200-yard Freestyle Relay:
Tyler Hampton, Alex Dreisbach, Matt Heise, Michael Rochford – 15th (1:23.09)
Men's 400-yard IM:
Jeff Anderson – 16th (3:59.53)
Men's 200-yard Freestyle:
Connor Sholtis – 1st (1:37.37)
Men's 400-yard Medley Relay:
Michael Rochford, Elijah Spiro, Sam Spurrell, Connor Sholtis – 10th (3:17.75)
Men's 1-Meter Dive: Asher Lichtig – 15th (407.80)