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March 20, 2013

Lindgren Places 21st in 200 IM at NCAA Championships; Minor Races in 50 Free

Shenandoah, TX – On the first day of the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships Kevin Lindgren (Palm City, FL) swam a lifetime best in the 200 individual medley, touching the wall in 1:51.75.  The USMMA sophomore's time blew away the rest of his heat and ranked 21st in the field.  Lindgren would have qualified for last year's consolation final but an all-around fast heat to wrap up the prelims just edged him out of tonight's finals.

Sean Minor (Fort Myers, FL) also swam his first event of the 2013 NCAA Championships as he entered lane six in the fourth heat of the 50 freestyle.  Minor, a senior at the Academy, finished 34th in the 50 swimmer field and narrowly missed his own lifetime best with a time of 21.09 seconds.

The second day of the fastest meet in NCAA Division III will see all four Mariners who made the trip to Texas in the pool.  Lindgren and Minor will be joined by Alvaro Brice (The Woodlands, TX) and Joshua McCormick (Granite Bay, CA) as the quartet will race tomorrow morning as the 21st seed in the 200 yard freestyle relay.