Alex Evdokimov became the first Cornellian to become a national finalist since 1986.

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Alex Evdokimov became the first Cornellian to become a national finalist since 1986.

March 25, 2018

Swimmer Evdokimov Places in Top 5, Earns All-America Honors

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Senior Alex Evdokimov earned first-team All-America honors in two events at the NCAA swimming and diving national championships in Minneapolis on Friday and Saturday.

Evdokimov was one of just four swimmers to earn All-America honors in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke, earning fourth place in the 100 and fifth in the 200.

In the 200, Evdokimov swam a 1:52.36 to get into the top five, less than a tenth of a second slower than his previous best time. In the 100, he swam a 51.32, breaking his previous Ivy League record.

The four-time Ivy champion holds the Cornell program record in the 100 by more than two and a half seconds. Evdokimov is the first Cornellian to become a national finalist since Randy Sprout ’86 did so in the 50 free in 1986.