Linfield Wildcats

March 16, 2017
Cutting, 400 medley relay break records
Prelim Results
Championship Website
SHENANDOAH, Texas  - Noah Cutting (Fr., Salem, Ore.) broke a school record in the morning preliminaries of the men's 100 butterfly Thursday, then followed up with yet a faster time in the consolation finals to share ninth place. Cutting also competed on a record-setting 400 medley relay that set a school record in the prelims on the second day of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships at Conroe ISD Natatorium.
 
In Thursday's prelims, Cutting finished in 49.02 seconds, bettering his season-best mark of 49.11 established at last month's Northwest Conference Championships. In the consolation finals, he clocked 48.76 and finished in a dead heat tie for first place in the consolation heat, good for ninth place overall. The standing record coming into the meet was 49.10, set by graduated All-American Dominic Rieniets at the 2009 NCAA Championships.

Cutting's record-setting swim earend the NWC's Co-Swimmer of the Year an honorable mention All-America citation.
 
Cutting and teammates Victor Brasil (Jr., Fortaleza, Brazil), Matthew Hanson (So., Mercer Island, Wash.) and Neirton Oliveira (So., McMinnville, Ore.) set the 400 medley relay record in the preliminaries. Their time of 3:22.07 surpassed the time the foursome set at the NWC Championships. The Wildcats finished just short of their goal of reaching the evening finals.
 
During Wednesday's preliminaries, Linfield's 200 medley relay squad, comprised of the same four individuals, placed 21st overall but did not qualify for the finals. The quartet's time of 1:32.20 came short of equaling the season-best effort of 1:30.93.
 
Swimming individually, Oliveira swam to a 20.82 clocking in the men's 50 freestyle, placing 28th in a field of 48 competitors.
 
AHEAD: On Friday, Cutting will compete in the 200 butterfly and 100 backstroke. Oliveirais set to swim in the 100 backstroke and Brasil is scheduled to race in the 100 breaststroke.
 
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