Brendan Morin Breaks School Record in 100-Butterfly at NCAA Championships
Knoxville, Tenn., March 24, 2011 — Sophomore Brendan Morin earned All-America honors and broke the Washington University in St. Louis school record in the 100-yard butterfly during the second day of the 2011 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships on Thursday night at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tenn.
Morin placed 13th in the 100-fly with a record breaking mark of 49.54, eclipsing his own school record of 49.87 set earlier this season at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships. Morin is the first men’s student-athlete in school history to earn All-America honors in the 100-butterfly and he has garnered two All-America finishes at this year’s championhips.
Through two days the Washington University men’s team sits in a tie for 15th place in the team standings with a score of 28 points, while the WUSTL women’s team is tied for 30th with nine points.
The Bears fielded a pair of competitors in the men’s 200-yard freestyle, with senior David Chao finishing 20th in the preliminary session with a season-best time of 1:41.16, and senior Kartik Anjur coming in 33rd with a time of 1:42.42.
Anjur, freshman Brian Carpenter, Morin and sophomore Mark Minowitz swam in the 400-medley relay prelims, placing 18th and narrowly missing out on a spot in the consolation final with a season-best time of 3:27.79.
Freshman Chi Pham represented the Washington University women’s team on Thursday, competing in the 100-yard butterfly where she posted a personal best mark of 57.62, which placed her 28th overall.
Washington University returns to action for the third day of the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships on Friday, March 25, in Knoxville, Tenn., beginning with the preliminary races at 10 a.m. (ET).