USMMA Finishes 20th at NCAA Championships; Lindgren Touches Second in 200 Back
Indianapolis, IN - Kevin Lindgren (Palm City, FL) took second-place in the 200 backstroke for a second straight year, establishing a new Academy record and finishing the 2014 NCAA Championships with a third All-American performance. The USMMA junior was the top-seed in the event after posting the fastest time of the preliminary heats. Merchant Marine racked up 43 points in the team standings, taking 20th place overall, the Mariners 12th top-31 finish in the last 13 years.
Stone Hewitt (Destin, FL) rounded out his first NCAA Championships with a 26th place showing in the 200 breaststroke. The freshman clocked in at 2:05.34, narrowly missing the Academy record.
Lindgren recorded a swim of 1:45.42 in the championship final, touching in second to earn All-America honors in the 200 back along with the same accolades in the 100 back and the 200 IM. Lindgren went out quickly in the 200 backstroke as the junior held the lead at the 100 and 150 yard marks. He touched just .31 seconds behind Harrison Curley of Kenyon for the national title.