Mullee takes third place in 200-yard backstroke

All-American Peter Mullee took third in the 200-yard backstroke Saturday at the NCAA Division III National Swimming and Diving Championships.

Mullee, who is an academic junior but is in his last year of athletic eligibility,  finished with a time of 1:47.68 seconds at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

“To race against the top guys in the nation was really fun to do,” he said. “I was glad that I was top three and that’s the best that I could do with what I trained with all year. I feel good about it.”

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