Landmark Swimmers Perform Well At NCAA Championships
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Three Landmark swimmers have performed well on the first two days of competition at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships, including an All-American performance.
USMMA's Frank Vita highlighted the performances with an All-America performance in the 100 butterfly. His teammate Kevin Lindgren also competed for the Mariners, while Susquehanna's Joshua Heller swam as well.
Vita set a new school and conference record by swimming a time of 49.81 to tie for 13th place in the 100 butterfly. He improved on his time of 49.87 in the prelims to qualify for the finals and earn All-America honors.
Vita also swam in the 200 individual medley along with Lindgren, with Vita placing 24th and Lindgren placing 42. Vita swam 1:53.44 in the event, while Lindgren posted a time of 1:56.06.
Heller narrowly missed moving on to the finals in the 50-freestyle by placing 18th in the event in a time of 20.67. The top-16 swimmers advance to the final, which Heller was .01 behind the swimmer in 16th position.
Vita and Lindgren will be in action again on Friday, swimming in the 200 butterfly and 100 backstroke respectively. Lindgren will then also swim in the 200 backstroke on Saturday, and Heller will compete in the 200 freestyle.
Story provided by Susquehanna & USMMA Sports Information