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KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) won the Mid-South Conference men's swimming title for the second-straight season at the conclusion of the MSC Swimming Championships at the Kingsport Aquatics Center.

Matija Luka Rafaj swept the individual honors after earning the MSC Swimmer of the Year and MSC Freshman of the Year.

Lindenwood-Belleville edged out Cumberlands (Ky.) in the team standings grabbing 521 points, compared to 512 points from the Patriots. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) finished third overall with 340 points, followed Loyola (La.) with 258 points.

Campbellsville (Ky.) finished fifth overall with 146 points and Bethel (Tenn.) earned 117 total points.

Niels Engeln of Lindenwood-Belleville got the final session of the championships started with a victory in the 1,650-yard freestyle after he finished the race in 16:05.00.

Lindsey Wilson's Clemens Paetzold swept the backstroke disciplines winning the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:52.10. He edged out second place Nico Tscherner of Lindenwood-Belleville by 0.24 seconds.

Cumberlands' Alec Zolotukhin just missed setting a new championship record in in the 100-yard freestyle en route to the individual title. Zolotuckhin's time of 46.78 was 0.44 of the championship time set last season.

Jacob Smith won the second-straight event for the Patriots winning the 200-yard breaststroke touching the wall in 2:05.31, setting a new championship record in the event.

Cumberlands won three-straight events after Igor Dozortsev's win in the 200-yard butterfly. Dozortsev improved on his meet record from a year ago finishing the race in 1:51.68.

Lindsey Wilson rounded out the event setting a new championship record in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:07.01.

Each team now sends its qualified swimmers to the NAIA National Championships in Columbus, Georgia from March 1-4.

MSC Men's Swimming Championship Winners

Event

Name

School

Time

200-Yard Medley Relay

Clemens Paetzold

Jonas Mueller

Jose Prado de Lima

Iker Larzabal

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

1:34.86 *

500-Yard Freestyle

Matija Luka Rafaj

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

4:34.18 *

200-Yard Individual Medley

Nico Tscherner

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

1:53.01 *

50-Yard Freestyle

Joey Sedacca

Cumberlands (Ky.)

21.37

800-Yard Freestyle Relay

Niels Engeln

Tim Schmalzreich

Nico Tscherner

Matija Luka Rafaj

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

6:53.05

200-Yard Freestyle Relay

Jose Prado de Lima

Clemens Paetzold

Zac Patzer

Iker Larzabal

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

1:25.84

400-Yard Individual Medley

Nico Tscherner

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

4:01.28 *

100-Yard Butterfly

Igor Dozortsev

Cumberlands (Ky.)

50.75

200-Yard Freestyle

Matija Luka Rafaj

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

1:44.05

100-Yard Breaststroke

Jacob Smith

Cumberlands (Ky.)

56.63 *

100-Yard Backstroke

Clemens Paetzold

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

51.15

400-Yard Medley Relay

Nico Tscherner

Maxime Eekhof

Timo Billmann

Tim Schmalzreich

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

3:26.66

1,650-Yard Freestyle

Niels Engeln

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

16:05.00

200-Yard Backstroke

Clemens Paetzold

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

1:52.10

100-Yard Freestyle

Alex Zolotukhin

Cumberlands (Ky.)

46.78

200-Yard Breaststroke

Jacob Smith

Cumberlands (Ky.)

2:05.31 *

200-Yard Butterfly

Igor Dozortsev

Cumberlands (Ky.)

1:51.68 *

400-Yard Freestyle Relay

Jose Prado de Lima

Zac Patzer

Clemens Paetzold

Iker Larzabal

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

3:07.01