INDIANAPOLIS – The Williams College men's swimming team is in 11th place with 59 points after the second of four days at the 2018 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships being held at the Indiana University Natatorium.
On day two the Ephs advanced two swimmers to Championship Finals races and two relay teams to Consolation Finals.
"After not getting off to a great start this morning in the 200 Freestyle Relay, the men turned it around and had a very good day," noted Eph head coach Steve Kuster. "The relays have been a bit off, but there were several great individual efforts including Lucca Delcompare's 200 free, Jackson Karofsky's 400 individual Medley, Jamie Lovette's fourth place in the 200 freestyle and Tim Kostolansky's 100 fly."
In the first event of the morning prelims, the 200 Freestyle Relay, the Eph quartet of Timothy Kostolansky, Curtis Maher, Jamie Lovette, and Michael Cassidy were timed in 1:23.26 and finished19th in the field of 23 teams and did not advance to the evening swim.
Jackson Karofsky entered the morning 400 Individual Medley seeded 18th in the field of 33 competitors with a seed time of 3:58.66 and this morning he was timed in 3:57.74 to finish fifth in his heat. Karofsky finished 12th overall and advanced to tonight's Consolation Final.
Timothy Kostolansky knocked 2.49 off his seed time of 50.81 and finished in 48.32.and finished fourth overall to advance to the evening Championship Final in the 100 butterfly.
David Pearcy was timed in 49.05, slightly off his seedtime of 48.98. Pearcy was seeded 20th and he finished 19th in 49.05 and did not advance to the evening swim.
The Ephs had three swimmers in the morning prelims in the 200 freestyle. Jamie Lovette entered with the ninth fastest seed time (1:38.46), Lucca Delcompare was seeded 37th (1:40.32), while Andrew Trunsky was seeded 48th in the field of 54 swimmers.
Trunsky finished fourth in his heat with a time of 1:41.52, chopping 1.25 off his seedtime. Trunsky came in 40th overall and did not advance to the evening swim.
Lucca Delcompare won his heat in a time of 1:39.58 and finished 18th overall and did not advance to the evening swim.
Jamie Lovette was third in his morning prelim with a time of 1:38.18, which placed him sixth overall and earned him a start in the Championship Final.
In the final event of the morning preliminaries the Ephs recorded a 12th place finish in the 400 Medley Relay with the quartet of Timothy Kostolansky, Jack Melnick, David Pearcy and Jamie Lovette finishing in 3:19.80. The Ephs punched a ticket into the evening Consolation Final with that effort.
In the evening swims …
Jackson Karofsky was the first Eph compete in the Consolation Finals when he swam in the Consolation Final of the 400 Individual Medley. Karofsky who was 12th in the morning preliminaries. In the Consolation Final Karofsky also finished fourth with a time of 3:58.12 and earned Honorable Mention All-America honors.
In the Championship Final of the 100 butterfly Timothy Kostolansky finished eighth in a time of 48.73 to earn All-America honors.
Jamie Lovette represented the Ephs 200 freestyle Championship Final and came in fourth with a time of 1:38.12, earning All-America laurels.
In the 400 Medley Relay Consolation Finals the Eph quartet of Timothy Kostolansky, Jack Melnick, David Pearcy, and Jamie Lovette finished in third place with a time of 3:20.82, earning Honorable Mention All-America laurels. .
Day 3 of the NCAA Championships will begin tomorrow morning at 10:00 with the morning prelims.