GRANVILLE, Ohio-- The Denison men's swimming & diving maintained their lead after day two of the 2017 North Coast Athletic Conference Championship. The Big Red has totaled 665 points and leads second-place Kenyon College by 40 points through seven events.
Former national swimmer and diver of the year, Jack Lindell and Max Levy, picked up wins to highlight Thursday night. Lindell captured his second-straight conference championship in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:49.83. Ryan Stevenson followed in second in 1:51.20 while Bebe Wang and Jake Ball placed fourth and seventh, respectively. Wang touched in 1:52.46 while Ball finished in 1:54.05.
On the 1-meter board, Levy took home the win with an 11-dive score of 535.20, marking his first career conference title in the event. Levy's top score came on his sixth and final dive of the finals. His reverse 1 ½ somersault 2 ½ twist free (5335D) was awarded a score of 69.00.
Following in second place was senior Brian Allen with a score of 470.05. Allen's best score in the finals came on his fifth dive at 52.50. That came on a back 1 ½ somersault 1 ½ twist free (5233D).
Denison also swept both relays on Thursday. In the 200 free relay, Max Howes, Eric Gerlach, Jason Wesseling and Zach Wagner picked up DU's first win in the event since 2014 with a time of 1:21.40. Wagner closed out the win with a 19.86 anchor leg split.
In the 400 medley relay, Wesseling, Tiernan Foster-Smith, Kenny Fox and Wagner posted a season-best time of 3:18.23 resulting in Denison's fourth win of the night. Wesseling got Denson off to a quick start after a 49.71 backstroke split. Things were closed out by Wagner's 44.46 100 free split.
Action continues on Friday with prelims and finals of the 200 medley relay, 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and the 1-meter dive. Prelims begin at 10 a.m. and finals will start at 6:30 p.m.