NCAA Championships Conclude For Kalms With The 100 Freestyle
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."