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James Verhagen
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James Verhagen 823459
Position: Butterfly/Backstroke
Year: Senior
Hometown: Randburg, South Africa
High School: St. Johns College

Senior (2015-16): Captain … kicked off his final season on the team against Harvard and Cornell in the 200 back (1:51.70) and 100 back (50.25) … improved to 47.68 in the 100 back at the Big Al Invitational … also swam the 100 fly (48.92) … at the Dartmouth Invite, he broke the UVAC pool and meet records in both the 200 back (1:50.00) and 100 back (50.17) … also swam the 200 free (1:48.15) and 200 IM (2:00.20) … won the 100 and 200 back in the meet against UConn and again against Columbia … at the Ivy League Championship, he swam the 200 back (1:43.57), 100 back (47.53) and 100 fly (54.55) … he was also part of the 400 free relay (3:00.98), 200 medley relay (1:28.27), 400 medley relay (3:14.70) and 200 free relay (1:20.56), the last of which broke the Dartmouth record … recipient of the team’s Karl B. Michael Award … Academic All-Ivy.

Junior (2014-15): Against Harvard and Cornell, he swam the 100 back (51.22), 200 back (1:52.86) and 100 fly (52.74) … at the Brown Invitational, he competed in the 200 IM (1:54.40), 100 fly (49.99), 100 back (48.74) and 200 back (1:45.37) … at the Dartmouth Invite, he swam the 100 fly (51.84), and was 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 … at the Ivy League Championship, he swam 100 fly (48.63), 100 back (47.64) and 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 swimming the 100 back (49.67), 200 back (1:50.56) and 100 fly (51.89) against Harvard and Cornell … improved to 47.48 in the 100 back to take first 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 swam the 200 back (1:44.52), 100 back (47.20), 100 fly (49.17), 400 medley relay (3:12.49) and 200 medley relay (1:28.52).

Freshman (2012-13)At the Brown Invitational, he competed in the 100 fly (51.05) and 100 back (48.76) … at the Dartmouth Invitational, he swam the 200 IM (1:57.27), 100 back (51.34) and 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 swam the 100 fly (54.13), 100 breast (47.55) and 200 breast (1:44.23), breaking the Dartmouth school record in the last two events … he was the backstroke leg of the 200 medley relay (1:27.80) that 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.

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

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