Men’s Swimming and Dive Squad Capture 2020 Liberal Arts Conference Championship

The Illinois Institute of Technology men’s swimming and diving squad captured their second Liberal Arts Conference Championship in school history with a four-day total of 757 points at Principia College in Elsah, Illinois.

The Scarlet Hawks also won the inaugural Liberal Arts Conference Championship in 2013.

Four first-place times highlighted Illinois Tech on day four. The 400 yard freestyle relay squad of Samuel Kastan, Seth Wissenbach, Tyler Van Wagener and Kanoa Sawai captured a first-place time of 3:08.61. Sawai kept that momentum rolling in the 200 yard butterfly with a 1:51.01, followed by Ryan Escasa‘s second-place time of 1:55.47. Mark Klinchin (16:07.85) and Miles Thompson (16:23.30) occupied the top-two spots on the 1650 yard freestyle podium.

Samuel Kalenowski claimed gold in the 200 yard breaststroke with a 2:07.51.

The 200 yard backstroke saw Matthew Randle take third place with a 1:54.16, while Eric Zhang captured fourth place with a 1:54.95. The third-place trend stayed alive in the 100 yard freestyle when Van Wagener clocked-in a 47.83.

The Scarlet Hawks will now await their fate for the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championship that is set to take place on March 18-21 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

LAC Meet Scarlet Hawks School Records

200 Yard Individual Medley

Kanoa Sawai: 1:51.82

100 Yard Backstroke

Matthew Randle: 51.54

400 Yard Medley Relay

Kastan, Ou, Randle, Sawai: 3:24.53

 

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