March 29, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -
Alabama sprinter BJ Hornikel earned honorable mention All-American honors in the 200 freestyle, on the second day of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships being held in Indianapolis, Ind., at the IUPUI Natatorium. It was the second All-American honor of his career after earning the accolade in the 100 freestyle in 2012.
After finishing 15th in the preliminaries, Hornikel climbed four spots to 11th in the finals of the 200 freestyle, posting a career-best time of 1:34.44. It marked the third time that he's posted a career-best mark this season, including a 1:34.58 in prelims. Hornikel was 22nd in the 200 a year ago and was seeded 16th coming into this year's championships after taking third at last month's Southeastern Conference Championships.
Hornikel closes out his second NCAA Championship appearance Saturday with the 100 freestyle, where he finished 13th a year ago. He is seeded 17th coming into this year's championships after scoring a career-best 42.87 at SECs in February.