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Military’s Kohen Rankin Blasts 51.62 100 Breast At ECAC Championships For Probably NCAA Invite

2024 Japanese Faculty Athletic Convention Championships

  • March 1-3, 2024
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Lejeune Corridor
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Outcomes

Military sophomore Kohen Rankin highlighted a record-charged Japanese Faculty Athletic Convention (ECAC) Championship meet over the weekend with a scorching swim within the 100 breaststroke.

The ECAC Championships options swimmers throughout all three NCAA divisions, usually that includes athletes who didn’t race at their respective convention meets together with those that are going for particular instances for potential NCAA qualification.

Coming off successful a second consecutive Patriot League title simply over per week in the past, Rankin rocketed to a time of 51.62 within the 100 breast, reducing the ECAC, Patriot League and Military faculty information whereas all however guaranteeing himself a spot on the NCAA Championships for the primary time.

Rankin first broke his personal ECAC File of 52.68 set final season, whereas additionally knocking off his Patriot League mark of 52.06 set at this February’s convention championships, within the prelims in a time of 51.99 earlier than getting right down to 51.62 within the last.

The 20-year-old got here into the postseason with a private greatest time of 52.36, set in March 2022 previous to his collegiate profession. His quickest swim as a freshman got here in at 52.61.

Final season, 51.90 was the time required to earn an invitation to the NCAA Championships, so Rankin has seemingly assured himself a spot as we await the final main convention meet, Males’s Pac-12s, to run this weekend earlier than NCAA psych sheets are launched. Rankin’s time at the moment ranks him twentieth within the nation.


Along with Rankin’s swim, 10 different ECAC Data fell on the meet, six of which have been on the lads’s aspect.

Navy was liable for 5 of these males’s information, together with a pair within the free relays.

Within the 200 free relay, the Midshipmen quartet of Lachlan Andrew (20.12), Simon Thompson (19.65), Garrett McGovern (19.90) and Austin Lockhart (19.35) mixed for a time of 1:19.02, reducing the earlier mark of 1:19.36 set by Navy in 2022.

Lockhart added a meet file of his personal within the 100 free, setting a PB of 44.24 within the last after initially reducing the 44.40 mark initially set in 2009 with a 44.35 prelim exhibiting.

The 800 free relay noticed Stephan Aguirre (1:37.17), Kellan Pattison (1:38.36), Evan McKelvey (1:38.13) and Ben Mauldin (1:37.17) clock a time of 6:30.83, obliterating the ECAC File of 6:35.91 set by Navy in 2015.

Navy went on to brush the crew titles, and Mauldin was one of many high particular person performers for the Midshipmen with a pair of wins within the 200 free (1:36.74) and 500 free (4:18.41), each new private bests. He was additionally the runner-up within the 1650 in a time of 15:06.60.

Navy additionally noticed an enormous swim come from freshman Coleman Yates, who dropped a large greatest time of three:51.79 within the 400 IM last to knock off the meet file of three:53.30 set by Columbia’s James Delgado in 2014. Coming into the meet, Yates had solely damaged 4:00 as soon as, and it got here pre-college on the 2022 Florida Spring Senior Championships (3:58.04).

His sophomore teammate George Brooker III additionally went beneath the outdated file in 3:52.84.

We additionally noticed Loyola (MD) freshman Joe Hayburn set a lifetime greatest and ECAC File of 47.09 within the prelims of the 100 again, reducing the 12-year-old file of 47.51 set by Pitt’s Adam Maczewsk earlier than successful the ultimate in 47.27.

On Sunday, Hayburn swam the race once more in a time trial and broke 47 seconds for the primary time in 46.80, additionally a brand new Loyola File.

Within the 200 medley relay, it was Princeton getting the job carried out with a brand new meet file in 1:27.18, as Yanning Zhang (21.97), Kael Mlinek (23.63), Finn Dowdall (21.13) and Billy Swartwout (20.45) mixed to decrease Navy’s outdated ECAC File of 1:28.88 from 2018, with the Midshipmen additionally getting beneath that point in 1:28.19, together with a 19.41 anchor from Lockhart.

Last Group Scores – Males

  1. 1. Navy, 894
  2. Columbia, 465.50
  3. Bucknell, 415
  4. Princeton, 331
  5. Loyola, 316
  6. Rider, 237
  7. Fairfield, 159
  8. Pennsylvania, 127.50
  9. Yale, 109
  10. Baruch, 95


On the ladies’s aspect, American College’s Mimi Watts had one of many high performances on the opening day within the 50 free, firing off a time of twenty-two.47 within the last to interrupt the 2016 meet file of twenty-two.61 beforehand held by Penn’s Rochelle Dong.

Watts was barely faster the week prior, nevertheless, setting a PB en path to successful the Patriot League title in 22.38.

Two different ECAC Data from 2016 went down within the ladies’s 200 free and 100 breast.

Within the 200 free, Penn State’s Catherine Meisner set a season-best time of 1:46.29 to get beneath the earlier mark of 1:46.65 held by Virginia’s Eryn Eddy.

Meisner, who was .01 slower within the Large Ten comfort last one week earlier to put eleventh, holds a PB of 1:45.95 on the 2023 Large Tens. She additionally received the ECAC title within the 100 free in 49.98, three-tenths shy of her lifetime greatest.

Yale’s Jessey Li clocked 1:00.44 within the 100 breast prelims to interrupt the outdated file of 1:00.82 held by Rutgers’ Rachel Stoddard, with Li occurring to win the ultimate in 1:00.50.

Li was the Ivy League runner-up final week (1:00.34) after successful the convention title final season in what stays her greatest time of 59.96.

The 400 medley relay noticed the Rutgers quartet of Martyna Piesko (54.54), Tina Celik (1:00.34), Vika Kostromina (55.27) and Ella Corridor (52.15) contact in 3:42.30 to decrease the 2016 meet file of three:42.93 held by UVA.

Loyola senior Lily Mead was one other standout on the competitors, successful the 200 again and 200 IM whereas setting a private greatest time en path to a runner-up end within the 400 IM (4:16.44)—which was received by JMU’s Jess Pryne (4:16.27).

Within the 200 IM, Mead’s time of 1:59.17 was quicker than she went the week prior on the Patriot League Championships the place she was 2nd.

Last Group Scores – Ladies (Prime 10)

  1. Navy, 747.50
  2. Bucknell, 587
  3. Pennsylvania, 409.50
  4. Columbia, 372.50
  5. Loyola, 303
  6. Rutgers, 201
  7. Rider, 138
  8. Manhattan, 133.50
  9. James Madison, 129
  10. Frostburg State, 85

Main Award Winners

  • ECAC Ladies’s Open Swimmer of the Meet: Lily Mead from Loyola
  • ECAC Ladies’s Open Coach of the Meet: John Morrison from Navy
  • ECAC Males’s Open Swimmer of the Meet: Ben Mauldin from Navy
  • ECAC Males’s Open Coach of the Meet: Invoice Roberts from Navy

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