Tigers Begin NCAA Men's Competition; Just Miss Qualifying in Two Events
March 17, 2010
March 17, 2010, Minneapolis, Minn. — The opening day of the NCAA Division III Men's Swimming and Diving Championships was one of near misses for the seventh-ranked Tigers.
DePauw's 200-yard medley relay of Steve Klabak, Josh Baugh, Johnny Montgomery and John Cook just missed qualifying for tonight's consolation finals after finishing 17th in 1:34.91. That time was just .07 seconds behind the final qualifying relay. The Tigers entered the Championships seeded 11th in the event.
John Cook finished in a tie for 16th in the 50 freestyle in 20.85 seconds, but lost the swim-off for the final qualifying spot with Luther's Taylor Nelson.
Steve Klabak placed 27th in the 50 free after finishing in 21.14 seconds.
Tomorrow, the Tigers compete in the 200 free and 400 medley relays, while Cook and Montgomery are in the 200 free.
The Championships continue through Saturday with complete information from the NCAA's official site.Back