McManus is Second in 100 Breast; Tigers' 800 Free Relay is 12th

McManus is Second in 100 Breast; Tigers' 800 Free Relay is 12th

Indianapolis, Ind. - DePauw senior Sam McManus posted the best individual finish in program history as he placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke at the NCAA Division III Championships in Indianapolis. 

McManus, seeded second in the 100 breast, was third in the prelims in 54.54 seconds, but touched second in the finals in a school record 54.20 seconds which was .11 seconds better than his own school record of 54.31. He was seventh among the eight finalists after the first 50 yards.

The previous best finish by a DePauw male was current assistant coach Blake Lehman's fourth-place showing in the 100 butterfly at the 2016 Championships. It also marked the third individual all-America honor for McManus who was seventh in the 200 breast last year and eighth in the 100.

Also on Friday, DePauw's 800 free relay of Kurt Swieter, Adam Pircon, Will Serf and McManus finished in 6:43.89 to place 12th and earn honorable mention all-America.

With 27 points, the Tigers are tied for 22nd with one day remaining. Tomorrow's final day of competition includes McManus in the 200 breast where he is seeded first and the Tigers' 400 free relay.