University of Hawaii sophomore Metin Aydin set a school record for a second straight day and placed 19th in the 100-yard backstroke at the NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships on today at Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.
A day after setting the school record in the 200 individual medley, Aydin posted a time of 46.27 seconds in Friday’s preliminaries to lower the UH record he set on Feb. 27 at the Bulldog last Chance Invitational. He entered the NCAA meet as the 30th seed in the event with a time of 46.50.
Prior to Aydin’s arrival at UH this season, Peter Thew’s time of 47.51 stood as the program’s 100 backstroke record since 2004.
Aydin closes the meet Saturday in the 200 backstroke, his strongest event.
UH sophomore Johan Sandell placed 41st in 3-meter diving with a total score of 285.90 in preliminaries. Sandell competes in platform diving today.
UH is 37th in the team standings with Aydin’s two points in the 200 IM.
Live results for the NCAA championships are posted here.