Wildcats Close Out NCAA Championships in 13th Place

Kevin 200 breast

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The final day of the men’s swimming and diving NCAA Championships took place Saturday as Arizona finished 13th overall at the Campus Recreational and Wellness Center with 125.5. Texas won the national title (528) while California took second (399) and Michigan third (312).

In the 1650 free, Ty Fowler placed 17th with a time of 14:56.14. Teammate Chris Wieser finished 21st in 14:57.90. Michael Meyer took 32nd in the prelims of the 200 fly (1:44.84) while Brad Tandy false started in the prelims of the 100 free.

Senior Kevin Cordes finished second in the 200 breast with a time of 1:49.53, only five hundredths of a second behind Texas’ Will Licon. On the previous day, the swimmer earned an NCAA title in the 100 breast. Over the course of Cordes’ Wildcat career, he earned a national title in the 100 breast all four years and a title in the 200 breast both his sophomore and junior year.  

The final event of the championships was the 400 free relay. The team of Tandy, Brian Stevens, Thane Maudslien and Renny Richmond took eighth in the B final touching in 2:52.48. 

In diving, Rafael Quintero had a strong fourth-place finish in the platform with a score of 471.30. Dominic Ricotta finished 26th in the prelims with 323.00.

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