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Emory Men's Swimming & Diving - UAA Champions for the 19th Consecutive Year

Emory Men's Swimming & Diving - UAA Champions for the 19th Consecutive Year

From Emory University Athletics

For the 19th consecutive year, the Emory University Men's Swimming and Diving team were crowned the University Athletic Association team title as the UAA Championship Meet concluded on Saturday night at the Ratner Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Chicago.

The Eagles finished the four-day meet with 1,650.5 points, their most at the UAA Championships since 2013. Washington University finished second with 1,516.5 points followed by New York University (1,269), Chicago (1,192.5), Carnegie Mellon (1,033.5), Case Western Reserve (786), Rochester (442) and Brandeis (303).

Senior Andrew Wilson was named the UAA Swimmer of the Year for the second time in his career. Wilson took home individual event titles in the 200 IM and 100 and 200 Breaststroke, setting UAA records in all three events. Wilson added event championships in both the 200 and 400 Medley Relays, both in UAA record time, and was an All-UAA finisher in the 400 Freestyle Relay.

Freshman Sage Ono became the first Eagle since Wilson to be selected as the UAA Men's Rookie of the Year. Ono captured an event title in the 100 Back, setting a UAA record in the event, and was part of the 200 and 400 Medley Relay title teams. He added a top-5 finish in the 200 Back, finishing fourth.

Head Coach Jon Howell and assistant coaches Cindy Fontana, Chris Marshall, John Petroff and Ross Spock were named as the Co-UAA Coaching Staff of the Year, sharing the honor with Washington. This marks the third time Howell and his staff have earned the award on the men's side and the first since 2007.

Wilson took home the lone Emory individual title on Saturday night, smashing his previous UAA record en route to the title, touching at 1:54.11, besting his previous UAA top marks of 1:59.08 (prelims on Saturday) and 2:00.20 (set at the 2015 meet).

In the 100 Freestyle, junior Oliver Smith (45.24) was edged by the slimmest of margins, as he was out-touched by .01 seconds by NYU's Chad Moody (45.23) to finish second in the event. Sophomore Trey Kolleck was just behind the pair, finishing third at 45.32.

The 400 Freestyle Relay group of Kolleck, Smith, Wilson and junior Alexander Hardwick closed out the night, placing second in the event. The quartet touched in a time of 3:00.57 and was just beat out by WashU who touched at a UAA record time of 2:59.93.

Over the four days of competition, the Eagles registered 10 UAA titles, set eight Association records and posted 16 All-UAA finishes.