Greensboro, NC-- Day Three of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships got underway in Greensboro this evening with the Williams Men contesting two events: the 200 Butterfly and the 800 Freestyle Relay.
In the 200 Butterfly, Williams was represented in the consolation final by Sophomore David Pearcy. Pearcy had posted a best time in the prelims of 1:48.70, and nearly matched it at night, ultimately finishing 11th in his first ever NCAA final in the event. Junior Lucca Delcompare, an All-American in the event last year, swam for the Ephs in the Championship Final. Delcompare split a tight race to improve on his prelims and best time, finishing fifth in 1:47.73, earning his second consecutive All-American Finish in the event.
Not satisfied with that, Delcompare, along with Jamie Lovette '21, Henry Marquardt '21, and Curtis Maher '19 returned to the pool to try and secure a top finish in the 800 Freestyle Relay. The quartet put together a very solid race to finish fifth, also claiming All-American finishes and concluding the Eph's session.
On the day, Head Coach Steve Kuster remarked: "We had a much lighter event day today, but I felt like we took advantage of our opportunities. The women have put themselves in a strong position to finish 4th and the men will need to scrap as many points out of the last day as possible to hold on to top 10. I'm looking forward to watching this group compete together for one more day."
The men will return to competition tomorrow for the final day of the meet, with entrants in the 200 Back, 1650, and 400 Freestyle Relay.