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James Verhagen
Position: Butterfly/Backstroke
Year: Senior
Hometown: Randberg, South Africa
High School: St. Johns College
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Junior (2014-15): Against Harvard and Cornell, he placed fourth in the 100 back (51.22), fifth in the 200 back (1:52.86) and 10th in the 100 fly (52.74) … at the Brown Invitational, he was 15th in the 200 IM (1:54.40), seventh in the 100 fly (49.99), first in the 100 back (48.74) and second in the 200 back (1:45.37) … at the Dartmouth Invite, he touched in fourth in the 100 fly (51.84), and first in both the 100 back (50.71) and 200 back (1:51.34) …was also part of the winning 200 medley relay (1:32.90) that broke the UVAC pool record that had held for almost five years … at the Ivy League Championship, he finished in 20th place in the 100 fly (48.63) after swimming a 48.48 at prelims, fourth in the 100 back (47.64) and sixth in the 200 back (1:44.18) … his time of 1:43.84 in the prelims of the 200 back broke his own school record of 1:44.23 from 2013 … Academic All-Ivy.

Sophomore (2013-14): Opened his second year on the team by touching first in the 100 back (49.67), third in the 200 back (1:50.56) and ninth in the 100 fly (51.89) … improved to 47.48 in the 100 back to take first and 1:44.93 in the 200 back to finish third at the Big Al Invitational … at the Dartmouth Invitational, he broke pool records in the 200 medley relay (1:32.80), 400 medley relay (3:22.78) and 200 back (1:50.77), and tied the pool record in the 100 back (50.31) … at the Ivy League Championships, he finished third in the 200 back (1:44.52), third in the 400 medley relay (3:12.49) and fourth in the 200 medley relay (1:28.52) … he was also second in the 100 back (47.20) and 18th in the 100 fly (49.17).

Freshman (2012-13): At the Brown Invitational, he placed 15th in the 100 fly (51.05) and was second in the 100 back (48.76) … at the Dartmouth Invitational, he finished sixth in the 200 IM (1:57.27), fourth in the 100 back (51.34) and first in the 200 back (1:52.11) … led off the 400 medley relay that touched first and broke the Dartmouth pool record with a time of 3:23.61 … at the Ivy League Championships, he was 16th in the 100 fly (54.13) … placed second in the 100 breast (47.55) and 200 breast (1:44.23), breaking the Dartmouth school record in both … he was the backstroke leg of the 200 medley relay that finished third (1:27.80) and broke the school record.

Before Dartmouth: Swam for St. John's College in Johannesburg, South Africa from 2006-12 … team captain … earned school honors for swimming as a senior … member of Mu Alpha Theta … interested in computer science at Dartmouth for a career in finance.

Personal: Son of Eric and Kate Verhagen … has one sister.

 

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