2009 NCAA Championship Notes
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March 28, 2009
 

Total Points
526

Relay Titles (4)
Andkjaer, Louw, Norys, Targett - 200 FR – 1:14.08
Andkjaer, Targett, Norys, McGill - 400 FR - 2:46.67
 
Wollach, Klein, McGill, Targett – 400 MR – 3:01.39
White, Silva, Targett, Louw – 200 MR – 1:22.58

Individual Titles (1)
Kohlton Norys – 100 back – 45.13*

US Open Records (3)
Andkjaer, Louw, Norys, Targett - 200 FR – 1:14.08 
Wollach, Klein, McGill, Targett – 400 MR – 3:01.39
White, Silva, Targett, Louw – 200 MR – 1:22.58

NCAA Records (3)
Andkjaer, Louw, Norys, Targett - 200 FR – 1:14.08
Wollach, Klein, McGill, Targett – 400 MR – 3:01.39
White, Silva, Targett, Louw – 200 MR – 1:22.58
 

Auburn Records (11)
Pascal Wollach – 100 back – 44.90
Andkjaer, Louw, Norys, Targett - 200 FR – 1:14.08
Kelly Marx – 1-meter – 386.80
Wollach, Klein, McGill, Targett – 400 MR – 3:01.39
Tyler McGill – 100 fly – 44.63
White, Silva, Targett, Louw – 200 MR – 1:22.58
Adam Klein – 100 breast – 51.80
Kelly Marx – 3-meter - 454.85
Pascal Wollach – 200 back – 1:39.91
Adam Klein – 200 breast – 1:52.96
Logan Madson – 200 fly – 1:41.31 

All-America Honors (17 Athletes, 54 Honors)
Jordan Anderson – 400 MR
Jakob Andkjaer – 50 free, 100 free, 100 fly, 200 FR, 400 FR
Will Dove – 800 FR
Adam Klein – 100 breast, 200 breast, 400 MR
Robert Looney – 200 fly
Gideon Louw – 50 free, 100 free, 200 FR, 800 FR, 200 MR, 400 MR
Logan Madson – 100 fly, 200 fly, 200 IM
Kelly Marx – 1-meter, 3-meter, platform
Dan Mazzaferro – 1-meter, 3-meter, platform
Tyler McGill – 100 fly, 200 fly, 200 IM, 800 IM, 400 MR
Max Murphy – 200 back
Kohlton Norys – 100 back, 200 back, 200 FR, 400 FR
Steve Scheren – 200 FR, 400 FR
Michael Silva – 100 breast, 200 MR
Matt Targett – 50 free, 100 free, 100 fly, 200 FR, 400 FR, 200 MR, 400 MR
Jared White – 100 back, 200 back, 200 MR
Pascal Wollach – 100 back, 200 back, 800 FR, 400 MR 

2008-09 Top Times (24)
Andkjaer, Norys, Scheren, Louw – 200 FR – 1:15.42
Jakob Andkjaer – 50 free – 18.83*
Robert Looney – 500 free – 4:19.93*
Logan Madson – 200 IM - 1:44.06*
Jared White – 50 free – 19.38*
Kohlton Norys – 50 free – 19.49*
Pascal Wollach – 100 back – 44.90*
Wollach, Klein, McGill, Targett – 400 MR – 3:01.39
White, Silva, Targett, Louw – 200 MR – 1:22.58
Tyler McGill – 100 fly – 44.63*
Logan Madson – 100 fly – 44.99*
Adam Klein – 100 breast – 51.80*
Michael Silva – 100 breast – 52.09*
Kohlton Norys – 100 back – 45.13*
Jared White – 100 back – 45.51*
Pascal Wollach – 200 back – 1:39.91*
Jared White – 200 back – 1:40.21*
Max Murphy – 200 back – 1:40.53*
Kohlton Norys – 200 back – 1:40.24*
Gideon Louw – 100 free – 41.95*
Adam Klein – 200 breast – 1:52.96*
Logan Madson – 200 fly - 1:41.31*
Tyler McGill – 200 fly – 1:41.49*
Robert Looney – 200 fly – 1:42.75* 

*- Denotes career best.

 

DAY 1

Andkjaer’s 200 FR prelims leadoff time of 18.83 was the fastest 50 free of his career.

The Auburn sprinters continued their dominance in the 200 FR, winning their eighth title in the event since 1997.  The Tigers hit a  new NCAA and US Open record time of 1:14.08.  The old record of 1:14.71 was set by the Auburn team of Cesar Cielo, Targett, Scott Goodrich and Brian Lundquist at the 2007 NCAA Championships.

 The 400 MR team of Wollach (45.32), Klein (51.01), McGill (43.99) and Targett (41.07) busted the old US Open record by over a second.  The Tigers swam a 3:01.39 to beat out the old mark of 3:02.47 set by Longhorn Aquatics in March of 2006. 

In the 400 MR prelims, Pascal Wollach set the new Auburn100 back record, touching in at 44.90.

On the 1-meter springboard, junior Kelly Marx set the all-time Auburn six-dive record en route to a sixth-place finish. Marx topped the 3-year-old record, scoring 386.80. The old record of 382.80 was set by Steve Segerlin at the 2008 NCAA Championships.

Auburn concluded day one with 141 points, trailing only Texas with 171.  Behind Auburn were Stanford (130), Florida (107) and Cal (103).


DAY 2

Kohton Norys captured the first 100 backstroke title in school history hitting the wall in 45.26.  The Visalia, Calif., native edged out Cal’s David Russel by .04 seconds to take the win.  

Auburn finished day two prelims advancing eight up and three down to Friday night finals.  Leader Texas had had seven in A finals and three in consolations.  Third place Stanford advanced five and six.  

The Auburn 200 MR team hit the US Open and NCAA record in prelims, swimming a 1:22.58 to surpass the previous mark of 1:23.24 set by Auburn in the 2008 Championships.

Tyler McGill came out with guns blazing in the 100 fly prelims, setting new American and Auburn records with a 44.67. 

In prelims, Adam Klein broke an 8-year-old Auburn record for his performance in the 100 breast, hitting the pad in 51.81.  Klein repeated the feat in finals, besting his prelim effort with a 51.80.

Prior to the 100 breast prelims, the old Auburn record of 52.62 was set by Dave Denniston in 2001, a mark that tied for the second oldest school record in the books.  Denniston still owns the Auburn 200 breast record, a 1:53.48 also set it 2001. Rowdy Gaines holds the oldest Auburn record to date.  The three-time Olympic Gold Medalist swam a 1:33.80 in the 200 backstroke at the 1981 SEC Championships.

Sophomores and juniors account for eight of the 11 individuals who made the cut to Friday night finals.  Madson was the lone senior to advance to an A final.

The Auburn 200 MR team swam to a new US Open and NCAA record time of 1:22.36 to surpass the previous record set by the same lineup in Friday’s prelims.  The victory marked the seventh 200 MR title in Auburn history and the fourth in five years. 

Kelly Marx set a new Auburn record off the 3-meter springboard, earning a 454.85.  The previous record of 427.80 was set by Steve Segerlin on Feb. 3, 2007.  


DAY 3

Richard Quick and Brett Hawke shared CSCAA Coach of the Year honors.

Auburn tallied 54 All-America honors and had one individual and three relay champions. The Tigers also set three US Open, three NCAA and 17 school records en route to the title.

Auburn (342) entered day three trailing only Texas (348).

The Tigers entered the Saturday’s finals session six points behind the Longhorns.

Over the course of his 31 year coaching career, Quick won seven national titles at Stanford and five at Texas to accompany his first at Auburn.

Auburn advanced eight into A finals with five in consolations, outnumbering the Longhorns’ eight – four up and four down.

Kohlton Norys set the new Auburn 200 back record in prelims, swimming a 1:39.91.  Jared White (1:40.21) started prelims by setting the previous Auburn 200 back record out of lane one in heat one.

 Adam Klein broke the 8-year-old Auburn 200 breast record in prelims, qualifying in third with a 1:53.44.  The old record of 1:53.48 was set at the 2001 NCAA Championships by Dave Denniston

Logan Madson also hit a new Auburn record in heats, swimming to a 1:41.31 and a second-place preliminary finish in the 200 fly.

Klein broke his new Auburn record in the 200 breast finals, touching in at 1:53.44. 

The Auburn backstrokers put up 44-points in the 200 back finals.