Senior Jeff Depew (Naperville, IL) of the University of Redlands opened his fourth NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships with another school-record performance in the 200 Individual Medley. The decorated swimmer uncorked the fastest time of his stellar career by touching the wall in 1:47.06 for fourth place at the national meet.
After previously winning three national titles in this event, Depew is one of four people to ever register a three-peat in the 200 IM.
Depew now looks forward to competing in the 400 IM on Thursday, March 19, at the Conroe ISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, TX. He qualified as the 14th-fastest swimmer in the country with a seed-time of 3:57.72. In addition, he competes in the 200 Fly on Friday, March 20, after uncorking the third-fastest time in NCAA Division III at 1:47.58 to advance to the NCAA Championships. Fans may follow the action through the NCAA's live stream.