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NSU Swimmer Breaks NCAA DII Record, Wins Gold On Day One of NCAA’s

Bryndis Hansen breaks the all-time NCAA Division II 50-yard freestyle record.

Bryndis Hansen breaks the all-time NCAA Division II 50-yard freestyle record.

For the fourth time in program history, Nova Southeastern University swimming and diving is home to a national champion. Bryndis Hansen (So., Akureyri, Iceland) swam a NCAA Division II record time of 22.53 to take home the title in the women’s 50-yard freestyle. She beat the previous NCAA DII record time of 22.54 by .01 seconds. Hansen and the NSU women sit in fourth place at the end of day one, scoring 57 points, while the men place ninth with 48 points.

Blake Woodrow (Fr., Fort Myers, Fla.) began Wednesday night’s finals session, swimming a 9:15.19 in the men’s 1000-yard freestyle, the tenth best time. He was followed by Courtney DeVeny (Fr., Estero, Fla.), who swam a time of 2:03.34 in the women’s 200-yard individual medley consolation final, finishing in second place. Marco Aldabe (So., Alicante, Spain) then swam a time of 1:49.04 in the men’s 200-yard individual medley, finishing in fifth place in the men’s consolation final.

After Hansen won gold in the women’s 50-yard freestyle, Thiago Sickert (So., Vila Velha, Brazil) took home third-place in the men’s 50-yard freestyle, swimming a time of 19.88, just .06 seconds behind the winner.

The night concluded with the men’s and women’s 200-yard medley relays. The women’s team, consisting of Emma Wahlstrom (So., Stockholm, Sweden) Malin Westman (Fr., Harryda, Sweden), Hansen and Emma Lawrenz (Sr., Minnetonka, Minn.) swam a time of 1:41.93, good enough for a fourth-place finish. The final event featured a first-place finish in the men’s 200-yard medley relay consolation final, as Aldabe, Anton Lobanov (Fr., Novosibirisk, Russia), Magnus Lundgren (Sr., Stockholm, Sweden) and Michael Ragan (So., Dacula, Ga.) swam a time of 1:28.60.

The Sharks will be back in action Thursday, beginning at 11 a.m. Click here for tomorrow’s meet schedule