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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Mar. 23, 2018) – Sophomore swimmer Thomas Gallup (Houston, Texas / Phillips Exeter Academy) made good on his return to the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships with a 14th-place finish in the men's 100 Breast on Friday evening, securing an All-America honorable mention for a second year in a row.
Gallup swam a 55.32 on Friday morning to position himself 13th among the field, locking him into a spot in the consolation finals. The sophomore followed up his preliminary performance with a 55.77 finals time with his splits falling right in line with his place of finish. The 14th-place finish earned the men's team three points at the national meet and currently have them positioned 46th among the Division III field. Gallup debuted at the national meet one year ago as the Beavers' first representative since Hall of Honor Inductee Chris McKinnon in 1983 and in scoring at the meet in consecutive years has accomplished what few Beavers have done before.
"Tom has proven himself to be one of the best breaststrokers in the nation two years in a row," Head Coach Paul Hughes said. "This is an amazing achievement and we're looking forward to seeing what he can do in the 200 breast on Saturday."
Gallup will turn around to compete in the men's 200 Breast prelims tomorrow beginning at 8 a.m. PT. You can follow along with the live results as they happen at this link.