Monday, February 13, 2023

Sultans of Swim


written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. Sultans of Swim


A huge weekend of conference swimming and diving championships came to a close with the crowning of team champions. More to come this weekend.

Atlantic East: Marymount (M/W)
Heartland: Rose-Hulman (M), Franklin (W)
MAC: Stevens (M), Messiah (W)
NCAC: Kenyon (M), Denison (W)
NESCAC (W): Tufts
Northwest: Whitman (M), Linfield (W)
ODAC: Washington and Lee (M/W)
SAA: Birmingham-Southern (M), Rhodes (W)
SCAC: Trinity (M/W)
UAA: Emory (M/W)


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2.  Record-Breaking Weekend


Men's Track DMR Team NCAA D3 Record

Another weekend means more Division III indoor track records are broken.

MIT grad student Ryan Wilson set a national mark in the mile, breaking the four-minute barrier in 3:55.29. He erased the record set by Williams' Aidan Ryan a year ago of 3:56.88.

In 1994, North Central's Dan Mayer established a mark in the 5000 meters (13:53.17) that stood as the DIII standard for 29 years. On Saturday afternoon, two runners bettered that time as UW-Whitewater's Christian Patzka (13:49.04) edged UW-La Crosse's Ethan Gregg (13:52.29) in record time to win the Midwest Elite Invitational event. And hours later, John Carroll's Alex Phillip topped that time, finishing in 13:44.98 in Boston.

The Loras men's distance medley relay set a new DIII standard, hitting the tape in 9:39.80 to take nearly two seconds off the old mark. The team of Wyatt KellyTed KruseMike Jasa and Ryan Harvey established the mark at the David Hemery Boston University Valentine Invitational.

The Rowan 4x400 relay of Nana AgyemangJah'mere BeasleyMarquise Young and Amara Conte took down a 19-year-old DIII record with a time of 3:10.09 - bettering the old mark by a second.

On the women's side, the Mount Union 4x200 relay of Kennady GibbinsMadison MilesTaylor Cupp and Kenadee Wayt broke the Division III record by over a second with a time of 1:40.25 at D3 All-Ohio championships.


3.  Regional Rules Seminar Info

At least once every three years, an active member school must be represented by at least one institutional staff member at the NCAA Regional Rules Seminar.

Unsure if you need to attend?

Please reference the Division III Institutions Required To Attend the 2023 NCAA Regional Rules Seminar List. This year's in-person seminar is May 17-18 in Indianapolis.

If you have attendance requirement questions, contact Eric Hartung at

Today-Tuesday: Financial Aid Committee
Tuesday-Wednesday: Interpretations and Legislation Committee
Tuesday: Committee on Women's Athletics
Thursday: Membership Committee



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4.  Lightning Round 


  Basketball (M)

  • Randolph-Macon tied the DIII record for most consecutive home wins in a 69-50 victory against Roanoke. It was the Yellow Jackets' 62nd straight triumph at Crenshaw Gym, tying the mark set by North Park from 1984-88.

  Wrestling (M)

  Volleyball (M)  News
  • Mary Hardin-Baylor announced the largest planned gift to the university to-date from donors who wish to remain anonymous. The future estate gift from a Central Texas family will be unrestricted and is currently valued at $50 million.

   Happy Birthday

  • Cake and candles for Terlynn Olds, athletic director, LaGrange; and James Baner, a Hobart alum.

Do you know of someone celebrating a birthday soon? Drop us a line at

5.  Comings and Goings

6. Send It In, Ocean!

In a play reminscent of Jerome Lane's famous dunk, Elmhurst's Ocean Johnson shattered the backboard with a slam of his own to open the second overtime in a game vs. North Park. 

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