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Lincoln College swimming and diving places 2nd at NJCAA National Championships

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[March 09, 2009]  BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The men's and women's swimming and diving teams from Lincoln College competed March 4-7 at the NJCAA National Championships in Buffalo, N.Y. This was the most successful national tournament for the Lynx. The men were national runners-up, finishing in second place to rival school Indian River of Fort Pierce, Fla.

The Lynx put up impressive times and achieved exceptional diving performance marks, with 26 of the 27 competing athletes earning all-American status and 25 of the 27 athletes earning multiple all-American.

The men of Lincoln College broke five individual team records and four relay records. Individual record-breakers were Josh Reuck of Jacksonville in the 50 free; Brian Spittler of Woodstock in the 100 free, 100 fly and 200 IM; and Patrick Walters of Indianapolis, Ind., in the 500 free.

Brian Spittler was a two-time NJCAA national champion. He became a champion in the 100 fly with 48.29, edging out his competition by 0.02 seconds, and in the 200 IM with 1:49.12, where he won by just 0.17 seconds.

Lincoln College alumnus and head coach Jake Sexton was selected as the 2008-2009 NJCAA Men's Coach of the Year.

[Text from file received from Jake Sexton, Lincoln College]

(NJCAA results)

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