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Oatman Races at NCAA Finals; Finishes 17th in 200-Yard Backstroke
SHENANDOAH, Texas (CentreColonels.com) – Centre junior Logan Oatman (Paducah, Ky.) had a busy week at the NCAA Division III Swimming Championships in Texas, competing in three races, culminating with a 17th place finish in the 200-yard backstroke.
Oatman, who recorded both a personal best and a Centre program record time at the Indiana University Last Chance Meet to earn a spot in the national finals, recorded a time of 1:48.67 in his final meet of his junior campaign to take 17th place.
The 200-yard backstroke marked the third race for Oatman at the NCAA Championships, as he also earned opportunities to race in the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke by virtue of recording NCAA B Cut times earlier in the 2016-17 season. Oatman posted a time of51.07 in the 100-yard backstroke and 52.24 in the 100-yard fly, cutting over three seconds from his qualifying time in the fly.
The 2017 NCAA Championships marked the conclusion of one of the most decorated individual seasons in Centre history on the men's side, as Oatman became the first Centre men's swimmer to earn an invite to the national finals since Centre Hall of Famer Jon Oldham in 1996.