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Senior David Nolan breaks Lochte’s U.S. record in 200 IM

Senior swimmer David Nolan broke Stanford, Pac-12, NCAA, U.S Open and American records in the 200-yard individual medley Thursday at the Pac-12 Championships.

Stanford senior David Nolan (above) broke Ryan Lochte's American record in the 200 IM by one hundredth of a second on Thursday. (RICHARD C. ERSTED/isiphotos.com)

Stanford senior David Nolan (above) broke Ryan Lochte’s American record in the 200 IM by one hundredth of a second on Thursday. (RICHARD C. ERSTED/isiphotos.com)

Nolan notched a time of 1:40.07 (21.96, 24.95, 29.05, 24.11), beating the former record holder, Olympian Ryan Lochte, who had scored 1:40:08.

The senior has had considerable success with this event in the past. He held not only the nationwide high school record (1:41:39), but also Stanford’s record (1:41:21) and won the event at the NCAA championship two years ago.

The Hershey, Pennsylvania resident will graduate from the Farm with a degree in biomedical engineering and a computer science minor.

Nolan’s strong performance helped Stanford capture the tournament’s lead with 288 points after the second day of competition. The tournament, located in Federal Way, Washington, will conclude on Saturday.

Contact Alexa Philippou at aphil723 ‘at’ stanford.edu.

About Alexa Philippou

Alexa Philippou '18 is a former Managing Editor of The Daily's sports section. She started working for the section last year as a beat writer for women's basketball, for which she also did radio broadcasts, women's water polo and lacrosse. She intends to major in either Political Science or International Relations, and possibly minor in Arabic. Being from Baltimore, she is a die-hard Ravens and Orioles fan who cried when the Ravens won the Super Bowl. She is also very Greek and can be seen around campus wearing her 50 Shades of Shaw shirt. To contact Alexa, please email her at aphil723 'at' stanford.edu.