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Washington University Men’s 400 Medley Relay Seizes NCAA Title With Record Time

Washington University Men’s 400 Medley Relay Seizes NCAA Title With Record Time

From Washington University Athletics

The Washington University in St. Louis swimming & diving men's 400 medley relay team set a school record in the process of winning the first relay event title in program history during the second day of the 2019 NCAA Division III National Championships in Greensboro, N.C.

The WashU men's 400 medley relay consisted of junior Peyton Wilson on the opening 100 yard backstroke, senior Kevin Van Cleave on the 100 yard breaststroke, senior Andrew Pek on the 100 yard butterfly and junior Chase Van Patten on the closing 100 yards of 100 freestyle. The men set the school record during prelims with a time of 3:15.60, before shedding more than a second off that time to win the national title with a winning time of 3:14.17.

All four men earned All-American honors for their first place finish. Pek also took home All-American honors individually with an eighth place finish in the 100 buttefly. He posted a time of 48.91 after swimming to a career-best 48.48 in prelims to earn a spot in the finals.

Wilson, Van Patten, Pek and junior Simon Deshusses swam to a 10th place finish in the 200 freestyle relay. The group posted a time of 1:21.96 which was a season-best for the Bears. The WashU men have totaled 108 points in the first two days of competition and are in sixth place.