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UMW ROUNDUP: Anderson sets D-III record
University of Mary Washington sophomore Alex Anderson became the fourth individual NCAA national champion in UMW school history by breaking the Division III record in the 400 yard individual medley on Thursday night in Shenandoah, Texas. Anderson finished with a time of 3:50.55.
Seeded fourth in the event entering the championships with a time of 3:57, Anderson destroyed his career best by seven seconds in the final, swimming from lane five. He led the race from start to finish. He breaks the previous NCAA Division III record of 3:51.45, broken in 2009 by Alex Beyer of Washington University.
Anderson joins Shannon Hutcherson (women’s swimming, 1993), Myra Simpson (women’s track, 1996), and Paul Bristow and Dan Uyar (men’s tennis doubles) as an individual national champion at UMW.
The Eagles dropped a doubleheader at Randolph–Macon College, 2–0, and 9–3, in Ashland.
Mary Washington will return to action Saturday when they visit Lynchburg College for a 1 p.m. doubleheader.