CWRU Heads to Shenandoah for NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships

CWRU Heads to Shenandoah for NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships

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Four members of the Case Western Reserve University men's swimming and diving team will travel to Shenandoah, Texas for the 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, hosted by the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference at the CISD Natatorium from Wednesday, March 15th through Saturday, March 18th.

Fans can follow all of the action from the meet with a live webcast at http://www.ncaa.com/liveschedule and live results at https://www.collegeswimming.com/results/75359/. Preliminaries are slated to start each day at 11:00 a.m. ET, with finals beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET.

The top-16 finishers during the morning preliminaries will advance to the finals in the evening, with the top-eight claiming All-America honors, and finishers eight through 16 earning All-America honorable mention certificates.

The Spartans will be sending four men to this year's meet, including junior Drew Hamilton, senior Andrew Henning, junior Oliver Hudgins and sophomore Brody Schmidt to compete in the swimming portion of the meet.

Last year, Hamilton, Hudgins and Henning teamed with former Spartan Aaron Tam to finish 10th in the 800-yard freestyle relay to set a school-record with a mark of 6:42.43. Case Western Reserve competitors totaled 21 points at the meet, leading to a 33rd-place finish.

One Spartan will be in action on the first day of the meet, with Hamilton scheduled to compete in the 500-yard freestyle (seeded 20th with a time of 4:31.78).

On Thursday, Hamilton will compete individually in the 400-yard individual medley (seeded 16th with a time of 4:00.10).

CWRU's four swimmers will compete on Friday in the 800-yard freestyle relay (seeded 15th with a time of 6:45.24).

Action will wrap up on Saturday, with Hamilton taking part in the 1,650-yard freestyle (seeded 18th with a time of 16:03.26) and Hudgins swimming in the 200-yard backstroke (seeded 16th with a time of 1:48.79).

Results and a recap of the Case Western Reserve performances during the meet will be posted to athletics.case.edu following the completion of competition each day.

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