Aydin closes record run at NCAA meet

University of Hawaii sophomore Metin Aydin finished 18th in the 200-yard backstroke in school-record time at the NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships today at Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.

Aydin fell just short of qualifying for the finals in his second event this week, but his time of 1 minute, 41.02 seconds edged his previous UH-best of 1:41.03. The school record entering the season was 1:44.42 set by Thomas Winkler in 2006.

Aydin set UH records in all three events he entered in the NCAA meet. He reached the 200 individual medley final on Thursday and placed 19th in the 100 backstroke on Friday.

UH sophomore Johan Sandell closed the season by placing 33rd in platform diving with a score of 272.10. The Rainbow Warriors finished 39th n the team standings.