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Schafer breaks school record at NCAA meet


March 29, 2014

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AUSTIN, Texas -- After a weekend of stiff competition at the 2014 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, the Wisconsin men's swimming and diving team aimed to leave its mark on the final day of competition at the meet in Austin, Texas.

Junior Nicholas Schafer paced the Badgers, making the 200-yard breaststroke finals with a preliminary time of 1:54.34, a season best. The Carina, Australia native then topped his record with a finals time of 1:54.23, good for two points and 15th place.

Schafer's time passes his own previous school record of 1:55.07, which he set one year prior at the 2013 NCAA Championships.

Drew teDuits, who far exceeded expectations by winning to 200-yard backstroke at the 2013 NCAA meet, swam a preliminary time of 1:43.03 and did not qualify for the event's finals this year.

A third junior, Nick Caldwell, also competed on the meet's final day but was disqualified in the 1650-yard freetsyle race due to a false start.

UW finished in 33rd place with 10 team points to conclude its final meet of the season.

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