As the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships got underway this morning in Indianapolis, Ind. with the first round of preliminary swims, Zachary Turk ’12 amped up the intensity immediately.
Turk broke his own NCAA record of 19.75 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle with an even faster time of 19.38 seconds. His teammates weren’t far behind him: David Somers ’12 placed second in 19.78 seconds, Ian Richardson ’14 placed fourth in 20.23 seconds and Curtis Ramsey ’13 placed ninth in 20.41 seconds. The event finals are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. tonight, and you can find it all streaming live here.
Stay tuned for more updates and highlights as the championships continue. On Saturday, The Thrill will be in Indianapolis to provide live coverage.
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I had the pleasure of meeting Zachary and a friend of his Hannah Saiz at Kenyon college for a swimming camp. I must say it was cool to find out that zach was slower than his brothers and his brothers have not made Olympic trials.