March 30, 2013
In his final race at the 2013 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, University of Wyoming sophomore swimmer Adam Kalms won his heat of the 100-yard freestyle on Saturday at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis.
Kalms touched the wall first in the preliminary heat and finished 20th overall with a time of 43.21. He was two-tenths of a second away from making the top 16 swimmers and the evening's finals.
"Adam's first 50 was a little slow today, but is second 50 was significantly faster," Wyoming head coach Tom Johnson said. "I was hoping that he would move up a little more but he did very well to win his heat. After he won his heat we thought he had a very good chance to make finals this evening but this race was very fast today."
In his three races at the championships, Kalms earned Honorable Mention All-America honors in the 200 freestyle with a 16th-place finish on Friday, while also breaking school records in the 200 free (1:34.40) and 200 individual medley (1:45.86). He became the Cowboys fifth swimmer to earn Honorable Mention All-American. In the 200 IM, he was the first Cowboy in school history to record a sub-1:46.00. Also in his races at the championships he finished no worse than 37th place overall.
"All and all it was a great weekend for Adam," Johnson said. "He had an excellent first NCAA experience as a sophomore and I am looking forward for more to come in the future. I am especially happy that he was able to get faster in almost every race."