Texas Longhorns rolling at men’s NCAA day 2 prelims, Murphy on fire for Cal

  179 Jared Anderson | March 28th, 2014 | College, Featured, National, News, Previews & Recaps

Things are as close as can be with one day down at the men’s NCAA Championships. We had a tie for an NCAA championship last night and the top two teams are separated by just a single point in Austin with two days of competition yet to go.

Day 2 action kicks off at 11 AM Central Time, and we’ll be here to cover every second of it live. There’s no shortage of storylines. Chase Kalisz hopes to defend his 400 IM title for Georgia after a huge drop in his 200 IM last night. Joao de Lucca looks to do the same in the 200 free, but the Louisville stud will have to contend with Michigan’s Michael Wynalda and USC’s 500 free champ Cristian Quintero. Kevin Cordes leads the 100 breast after a devastating false start to DQ Arizona’s 400 medley relay last night, and his teammate Giles Smith looks to overcome an injury-riddled second-semester to win the 100 fly. Meanwhile Cal stud freshman Ryan Murphy will look to better his 400 medley relay leadoff split in the open 100 back while helping his Golden Bears overcome Texas for the team lead.

After last night, Texas leads Cal by just one point, and Florida is still clearly in the hunt. Defending champs Michigan are just outside that tier, but could easily jump back into things with a big day. (Points analysis here)

Keep refreshing this page for live, event-by-event recaps of all the NCAA action.

Check out all the action from last night in our recap here

MEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

200 Medley Relay

The Texas Longhorns continue to put on a show for their hometown crowd, taking the top seed in the 200 medley relay at 1:24.02. Perhaps the biggest move for Texas was inserting star sprinter John Murray onto the breaststroke leg where he split 23.6, much faster than the 24.2 Texas got out of that leg at Big 12s. Kip Darmody went 21.2 on backstroke and Jack Conger put up one of his more impressive swims of the championships so far, breaking 20 in the 50 fly with a 19.9 that was the fastest of the field. The Longhorns may be able to get more out of the free leg, where Caleb Weir went 19.1. That’s the same time Matt Ellis went from a flat start leading off the 200 free relay last night.

Alabama blasted to a heat win of its own, going 1:24.47. The Crimson Tide seem to be gaining a rhythm after a shaky start on yesterday’s 200 free relay preliminary. Swimming three freshmen and a sophomore, Alabama put up the second-fastest time of the prelims, getting a 21.2 from freshman backstroker Connor Oslin as well as an 18.7 from Kristian Gkolomeev on the anchor leg.

Auburn just beat out Georgia for the 3-seed by .01. Kyle Darmody was 18.7 on freestyle for the 1:24.84 Tigers, while Georgia went 1:24.85 with a 20.2 butterfly split from senior Doug Reynolds.

Arizona is fifth and should have room to move up tonight. The Wildcats swam Kevin Steel on the breaststroke leg instead of Kevin Cordes, and inserting Cordes’s split from a year ago would improve the relay by almost a half-second. Giles Smith looked fast, splitting 20.0 on butterfly, and Jeff Amlee anchored in place of likely finals closer Brad Tandy, going 19.6.

Florida State got into the A final, taking 7th with Pavel Sankovich putting up a huge 21.0 backstroke leadoff. Paul Murray was also 19.0 on freestyle, and those two will try to break the 21 and 19 second barriers as the bookends of that relay tonight.

Cal just snuck into the A final, stealing the spot from Michigan by .09. Ryan Murphy was 21.07 leading off, just .05 slower than Sankovich. This relay seems to have some alternates on it for prelims, too, as Shayne Fleming will probably give way to Seth Stubblefield or Tyler Messerschmidt tonight on freestyle and Marcin Tarczynski could also switch out of butterfly after splitting just 21.1.

Missing the A final was another big blow to Michigan’s repeat title hopes. There’s still plenty of swimming to be done, but it doesn’t feel like Michigan’s year so far like it did in 2013. The Wolverines were actually competitive on backstroke (Pete Brumm went 21.7), but Richard Funk fell off to a 23.5 breaststroke leg and John Wojciechowski was 20.9 on fly. Bruno Ortiz was quick on the close (18.8), but Michigan now has to focus on defending 9th place at finals to stay afloat in the team battle.

NC State also dropped into the B final after coming in with the #2 seed. David Williams was a quick 18.6 on free, but even that was a regression from ACCs – all four swimmers were a tick slower here than at conference.

Teams seemed to get the relay exchange curse out of their system a little bit this morning; only one relay was disqualified in this event after teams were dropping like flies on relays yesterday. Virginia Tech jumped, but it was a close exchange, and Wisconsin was originally called for its second disqualification of the meet, but the decision was reversed after the referee reviewed the decision and felt that it didn’t follow the necessary protocol for a disqualification.

400 IM

Defending champ Chase Kalisz is the runaway top seed in the 400 IM, and based on his prelims swim, you don’t want to miss the final of this event. After a big drop in the 200 IM last night, Kalisz looks primed to explode in the 400, his better race. He was out a full second faster at the 200 mark than he was at SECs before shutting things down to save up for tonight. He’s already the top seed by almost two seconds and went practically the same time he did while winning the event last year – plus he’s clearly got more in his back pocket. Keep your eyes peeled on the final tonight, because we might see something really incredible.

Michigan had a solid event, trying to make up the ground they lost by missing the A final of that relay. Kyle Whitaker went 3:40.11 for the second seed, and he should definitely be faster tonight. His teammate Dylan Bosch sits 4th (3:40.41) as both Wolverines matched their seeds exactly.

Cal’s Josh Prenot snuck in between those two, dropping two seconds to go 3:40.37 with the best closing 50 of the field.

Indiana’s Steve Schmuhl had a strong race, going 3:41.24 to take 5th. He seems to be swimming well for the Hoosiers even while Cody Miller has been a bit off. Florida junior Dan Wallace cruised to sixth in 3:41.93, still three seconds off his seed. Wallace crushed his heat on breaststroke, and if he adds his typically great freestyle to that at night, he could be a big back-half threat.

Sneaking into the A final from non-circle-seeded heats were freshman Will Licon of Texas and sophomore Tynan Stewart of Georgia. Licon continues to have a great meet, going 3:42.75 – a drop of over four seconds. Stewart dropped almost five seconds off his seed to take 8th at 3:42.85.

Florida senior Sebastien Rousseau hasn’t quite looked like himself this week, and he missed the A final after missing both scoring heats in the 200 IM yesterday. Rousseau was 3:43.03 to take 9th.

His Gator teammate Matt Elliott follows him in that heat along with Minnesota freshman Jakub Maly and Cal’s Adam Hinshaw.

Despite missing the A final with Rousseau and Elliott, this should be a good scoring event for Florida, with 1 swimmer up and 3 down.

100 Fly

Tim Phillips and Giles Smith dueled each other for the win in the final heat, and the duo put up the two fastest times of the field this morning. Smith looked like he had an advantage on the homestretch, but the Arizona Wildcat got a bit long at the finish and Phillips snuck in and stole the top seed. Phillips went 45.18 for Ohio State to Smith’s 45.20.

Texas freshman Jack Conger popped off another strong butterfly swim, going 45.46 for the 3-seed. Don’t sleep on Conger, though, as he was out in 21.2, which is pretty far off his 19.9 relay split from a few events earlier – he could have quite a bit more speed left up his sleeve for tonight.

Florida State breakout star Pavel Sankovich sits fourth, going 45.51. He was 45.12 entering the meet, so keep an eye on him tonight as well. Just .01 behind was Florida’s Marcin Cieslak at 45.52.

Texas is set to score major points in this event tonight with three men up. In addition to Conger, the Longhorns got Tripp Cooper (45.77) and Will Glass (45.85) into the championship heat. Scarier is that Cooper might have more speed of his own after going 44.4 on the medley relay last night.

Georgia senior Doug Reynolds followed up his fast medley relay split with an 8th place finish this morning, going 45.92.

Cal didn’t get anyone into the A final, but loaded up the B heat with Seth Stubblefield, Tony Cox and Marcin Tarczynski sweeping spots 10-12. UNC’s Sam Lewis heads that field at 45.99, and Texas gets a fourth p0int-scorer in Matt Ellis, who sits 14th.

200 Free

An extremely tight 200 free field is assembled for tonight, with seeds 2-7 all within a half-second. Michael Wynalda was the most impressive out of prelims, going 1:32.55 to serve notice that his amazing relay split on Michigan’s 800 free relay at Big Tens was no fluke. Still, Wynalda will have to go much faster to impress as much as his 1:30.60 split did, and he’ll also have to go much faster to win this race tonight.

Defending champ Joao de Lucca did only what he had to to win his heat, going 1:33.11 without the kind of front-half fire we’re used to seeing from him. Watch for him to go out like a rocket tonight – it’ll be up to the more distance-oriented swimmers in the field to track him down.

Speaking of back-half swimmers, the third seed is Georgia miler Mathias Koski, who closed in an insane 23.3 to almost upend de Lucca for the heat win. Koski doesn’t have the speed of some in this field, but he’s clearly dangerous with his closing burst.

Texas junior Clay Youngquist sits fourth, continuing a big morning for the Longhorns. He went 1:33.23 to eke out the spot from Notre Dame’s Frank Dyer (1:33.26).

USC got two men into the final and both are big threats tonight. Cristian Quintero won the 500 free last night and sits sixth in 1:33.32. Meanwhile Dimitri Colupaev was second in this event last year and qualified seventh with a 1:33.52.

Florida freshman Mitch D’Arrigo put up a big morning swim to sneak into the last A final spot, going 1:33.56.

For the second-straight event, Cal failed to put a swimmer in the championship final. Will Hamilton had a nice early heat swim but wound up on the wrong side of the bubble in 9th place. Hamilton was 1:33.73, just a hundredth up on Stanford’s Tom Kremer. In what was supposed to be one of Michigan’s strongest events, the Wolverines will only get points from top-seeded Wynalda and 12th-place Connor Jaeger.

100 Breast

Always a strong prelims swimmer, Kevin Cordes wasted no time in shattering his own American, U.S. Open, NCAA and meet record in the 100 breast, going 50.55 in the final heat. Cordes was out in 23.95, the only swimmer out sub-24 and in fact the only swimmer to go faster than 24.3 on that split.

After that, things tighten up considerably. Bruno Ortiz is second in 52.04 for Michigan as the Wolverines try to claw their way back into the points hunt. They could have two A-finalists, depending on a swim-off for 8th between Richard Funk and Dartmouth’s Nejc Zupan. Both went 52.44 this morning.

Chuck Katis is 52.14 for Cal and sits third. After going 50.5 on the medley relay last night, Katis looks like a guy who could drop some major time tonight. Western Kentucky freshman Fabian Schwingenschlogl went 52.24 to take fourth, just ahead of Georgia’s Nic Fink, who was fourth last year.

Missouri’s Sam Tierney took sixth with a 52.38 and Indiana’s Cody Miller snuck into the A final at 52.42 for seventh place.

Overall, this event seemed to be a lot slower than seed times, obvious exceptions like Cordes aside. It’ll be interesting to see which guys have more to add tonight (Katis? Fink? Miller? Funk?) and which will fall short of seeds again.

Florida’s Eduardo Solaeche-Gomez is 10th, he’ll lead the B heat along with whoever loses the swim-off, and Alabama’s Anton McKee will join them after falling almost a second off his seed time to go 52.52.

This seems like the first event of the session that won’t be good for Texas. The Longhorns won’t have any point-scorers here compared to 2 for Michigan, 2 for Florida and 1 for Cal.

100 Back

After his outstanding relay leadoff last night, Cal Bear Ryan Murphy is on top of the 100 backstroke seedings, going 45.08 to win his heat.

A breakout swim came from USC’s Luca Spinazzola, who won the final prelims heat from an outside lane, going 45.13 and taking the second seed. Spinazzola put up nice splits on both medley relays so far, but this was his best swim of the weekend so far.

West Virginia’s Bryce Bohman jumped into third place, going 45.29 for the Mountaineers.

Cal has two men in the top four in this race, as Tony Cox went 45.42 to take fourth. Texas’s Kip Darmody went 45.60 to nab the next spot – he’s the only Longhorn A-finalist, though Aaron Gustafson also had a nice swim to jump into the B final at 11th.

Pavel Sankovich will represent Florida State in this final, going 45.68 for sixth. Defending champ David Nolan of Stanford has had a bit of a rough morning, struggling on the 200 medley relay and just squeaking into the A final here in 45.73. 8th place is Penn State’s Shane Ryan at 45.75 and his teammate Nate Savoy is 9th.

Cal’s Jacob Pebley is also in that B final, seeded one spot behind Gustafson in what should be a good battle in the team race. There’s also a 3-way swim-off for 15th, meaning two of the three swimmers will get in and one will be left out in the cold. The competitors will be all freshmen: Auburn’s Kyle Darmody, Taylor Dale of Georgia and Jack Blyzinskyj of Florida.

 

Prelims will continue with early heats of the 800 free relay and 3-meter diving, where Texas will hope to duplicate the big points of last night’s boards. Finals tonight start at 7 PM Central with the same event order, plus the 800 free relay tacked on the end as timed finals.

 

Swim-offs Update:

100 breast: Michigan’s Richard Funk got back into the 51s, going 51.75 to win his swim-off by a longshot. Funk was just 52.44 this morning but was 51.75 at his conference championships. The Big Ten champ will now take lane 8 in the championship final tonight, while Dartmouth’s Nejc Zupan will drop to the B final after going 52.65.

100 back: Jack Blyzinskyj went 46.48 to win the all-freshman, three-way swim-off for Florida. Joining him in the B final will be Georgia’s Taylor Dale, who went 46.74. Auburn’s Kyle Darmody was close at 46.90, but he’ll likely miss out on a finals swim tonight as he becomes first alternate.

Comments

  1. Hulk Swim says:
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    I think we are going to see another lights out morning… getting those lanes at night is so important…

    My guesses/hopes:

    Under 440.5 to A

    • Hulk Swim says:
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      Under 45.5 in the Fly
      Under 133.3 in the 200
      Under 52.0 in the Breast
      Under 45.5 in the Back

      • Swammer says:
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        NO WAY under 440.5 for top 8
        Fast would be 442.5 to A…440.5 would be absurd

      • Gold Medal Mel Stewart says:
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        Hulk Swim…. brutal!

        But I think you’re right.

        In the media room during coach interviews, they look beat up, so tired. This is a tough meet. The crowd is nuts. This is, by far, the best NCAAs I’ve attended in terms of atmosphere and tension.

        • Hulk Swim says:
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          I think today for sure will be all out to get up/down and we’ll see them slow down a bit at finals… I think the late start to prelims helps the morning be fast… and with so many teams in the fight for a title we will see a lot of dudes fired up in the morning.

  2. FL LSC says:
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    If the camera work is not better today you may not see any of that even if it happens in the pool. GO GATORS!!

  3. JP says:
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    Quintero is obviously (to me) the guy to beat in the 200, though him and de Lucca ought to have a heck of a race. I could see Quintero doing something crazy like going out with de Lucca and using that to take out Burnett’s record. Wynalda slipped a bit on the 500, not apples to apples with the 200 but not the best sign.

    Can Katis join Cordes under 51 in the breast? Nobody else went under in the relay splits, Funk 51.1 was closest.

    Nolan’s backstroke seems a little off – 25.58 split was slower than Kalisz, Prenot and Will Licon, who are not thought of as front-half IMers, not to mention Cieslak, Murphy, Ress, Pebley and Le. No, that doesn’t say everything, but the 46.4 relay split says a lot, even considering fatigue.

    I’d like to see a few more mid-major folks make the finals like Duvall last night – best chances I see:

    Fabian (WKU) 100 breast – no, I’m not typing his surname. Seeded 9th though, had a decent IM yesterday.

    Le (Missouri St) 100 back – scored in the 200 back last year. Popped off a best time by a second in the IM yesterday, complete with 25.5 back split.

  4. floppy says:
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    Day Two: first event, first heat, another DQ. Hear we go again…

  5. Hulk Swim says:
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    Bad start from Cal flyer… Legs flopped.

  6. SWIMSWIMSWIM says:
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    CAL in danger of not making the A final.

  7. Dan O says:
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    Still and embarrassingly bad video stream. I sent an email to the sidestream guys who said they can’t control the format of the picture (squeezed wide screen). That is ridiculous. This is 2014. The Women’s NCAA meet had a better live stream.

  8. Brenden Smith says:
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    uuuuuugghhhhh DMX!

  9. JP says:
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    Stanford in free fall. Holy crap, did not see that coming.

    • Phil McDade says:
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      Hard to tell, but Nolan looked like he might have slipped on his start — he was 22.17, one of the slowest legs in the field. Murphy was 21.07 for comparison; fastest in the morning.

      • JP says:
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        Gotcha. I’m not watching, though now that I look at it that 11.2 out split is definitely suspicious.

        Still, Texas and Stanford seem to be going in different directions – Texas is going to score two guys from heat 2/6 of the 100 fly!

  10. Hulk Swim says:
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    Two days in a row that the last heat of the first relay in prelims got iced.

  11. Hulk Swim says:
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    Michigan 8th, Cal 9th… that flyer takeoff was extremely poor.

  12. Rafael says:
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    Can´t have video working here… who went to A final?

  13. SWIMSWIMSWIM says:
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    Depending on the DQs in heat 3, I have CAL 7th, Michigan 8th, so I think all of the top 4 made the A-Final pending any DQs in heat 3.

  14. Peterdavis says:
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    I have cal 8 mich 9. Could be wrong

  15. TT says:
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    Tell that Morgan guy I was right. Stanfor falls flat again! I said previous the start of the meet that Murphy would be huge and he has been!!! Time is changing for the Stanford uhhh Cardinal/Tree uhhh YYEEEEEEEEEEEE

  16. aslfkhdj says:
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    david nolan 22.1? Last place in the heat for stanford? Not a good weekend to be a cardinal fan

  17. jswim says:
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    Sadly, I do not think Wynalda will live up to his 1:30.6 relay start.

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    Cal’s relay lost ground on every exchange and it cost them dearly. Texas’ start technique worked beautifully! Looked very safe but generated lots of momentum. They extended their lead with every exchange. Huge factor in such a close field.

    • calswimfan says:
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      yeah their relay exchange was very good. I’m not sure if Cal gambled with prelim swimmers (not sure who swam the back and the free legs) or not but you’d want them to be safe in the prelims after what happened yesterday. But phew they almost got pushed into the consols.

  19. Hulk Swim says:
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    ACC teams may want to re-think their collective relay takeoff strategy.

  20. Hulk Swim says:
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    That REALLY hurts for Michigan. Cal got super lucky… Texas/Florida in with no worries.

    • Phil McDade says:
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      I don’t know that Cal was all that lucky — Michigan still seems to be sorting out their backstroke issues, Tennessee and NC State seem off their seed times for this meet, and USC and Penn State lack the top-flight breaststroker you need to assure a top-8 A final time.

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    Cal top 8. Didn’t cost them after all. Being safe paid off!

  22. Jiggs says:
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    Free live stream seems fine – no hangups. At least it’s free.
    The music doesn’t have to be so loud and in hi-fi surround sound.
    It sounds like they’re having spring break (ca. 1990) down there.

  23. SWIMSWIMSWIM says:
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    Conger was 19.96 on the fly…might have been able to use him last night. CAL will move up tonight with Cox and Seth.

    • John Sampson says:
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      Will Tex keep Murray on the breaststroke leg or move him to the freestyle? He looked pretty stealthy on the breast!!!

    • SeahawkSwammer says:
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      8.7 on the 25 split for Conger…..insane. Fastest 25 in the field (fly or free).

  24. Hulk Swim says:
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    Also… having us all guessing and trying to track while watching is frustrating…

    If only there were a way for the meet runners to post results online in a timely manner… or maybe if they had an app that allowed them to post results realtime…

  25. Hulk Swim says:
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    Well… there’s a big number from heat 1… Ty Stewart in 3:42.85

  26. nostradamus says:
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    i’m only now realizing how fast Michigan’s NCAA record is in the 200 medley… For how great the AZ guys are, I don’t see that record falling. Michigan’s backstroke and fly legs are superior, Cordes will outsplit Bruno, but Tandy and Turk will have similar splits… Too bad AZ didn’t do the job in the 4 medley, which I legitimately think they had a shot at a sub 3 min swim…

  27. klorn8d says:
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    wow congers fly split. was out in 8.72

  28. Peterdavis says:
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    Derek Wallace – that your boy out there!? He’s lookin good

  29. LiquidSaysRollOnYouBears! says:
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    You know you’re in a chill sport when the announcer has to coax the crowd to yell louder at the NC2A championships. C’mon you introverts, it’s 11:30 am there, everyone should be fully caffeinated by now.

    Questions: Wondering if everyone is missing some results from events last night on the Hy-Tek? Also no results yet from the relay this morning. Also, is tonight like the women’s meet, only on ESPN3? Or will they also show at the Longhorn’s site? Thanks.

  30. Hulk Swim says:
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    To make my horrible prediction even worse, 1 or both of Licon/Stewart will like be Up… let alone Down… ugh.

  31. LIQUIDSAYSROLLONYOUBEARS! says:
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    Thanks Hulk, though I’m old, so I don’t know what incognito is… can you hook a Luddite up?

    Those 3:42s from the early heats holding up well so far…

    • Hulk Swim says:
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      If you have a smart phone and press and hold on the link, you will see options to ‘copy’, ‘open’, etc… One of them should be ‘open in incognito window’…

      • LiquidSaysRollOnYouBears! says:
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        Thanks Hulk it worked. And I switched over to the phone for the live stream too as it’s not working on my laptop either now.

  32. Hulk Swim says:
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    And then that heat completely kills it… but Licon and Stewart both sneak into A…

  33. wethorn says:
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    Will Lincon qualifying 7th is huge for Texas.

  34. SWIMSWIMSWIM says:
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    Florida missed a big chance by placing only one in the A-Final, 3 in the B-Final (9,10, 14)…Texas gets another boost by Licon with an A-Final.

  35. HISWIMCOACH says:
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    Peter,
    If you’re there can you bust out the AED for Stanford? Was that crossing a line? Sorry …

  36. jiggs says:
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    Love how Kalisz hopped right out of the pool and trotted over to the warm down pool after taking the prelims by 2 seconds. New record tonight for sure.

  37. Hulk Swim says:
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    Texas is on fire. Glass with a 45.85 to challenge for a 2nd swim… wow.

  38. PK says:
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    Nice swims for Ellis and Glass in heat 2 for Texas, might both get down slots.

  39. Hulk Swim says:
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    Texas will have a few bodies back in the 100 fly. Conger with a monster last 25…

  40. SWIMSWIMSWIM says:
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    TEX with top three times heading into last two heats…

  41. Hulk Swim says:
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    Cox/Stubblefield on the bubble for Cal… This could be a HUGE momentum shift for Texas with 3 or 4 second swims.

  42. Hulk Swim says:
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    Texas 3 up… 1 down…
    Cal… 3 down…

    HUGE for Texas.

  43. Brenden Smith says:
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    Texas flyers 3 in top 8. Nice 4 in top 16. That hurts Michigan for sure

  44. wethorn says:
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    Wow, Texas 3 up 1 down in 100 fly. This looks like the session where Texas may win this meet.

  45. WOWIE says:
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    45.92 to get top 8.

    What is going on…..this is the fastest meet ever! #roll on you bears??

    TEXAS has 3 top 8. Wowie!!!!

  46. floppy says:
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    Kalisz made 3:38 look like a walk in the park.
    On behalf of everyone who has ever swam the 400 IM, I’d like to say: we all hate you.

    • LiquidSaysRollOnYouBears! says:
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      lol I was just thinking the same thing. I’d rather do a 2Fly, and I HATE the 2fly ;-) Actually total respect for anyone who can do 2 fast 4IMs in a day. The mile is tough, but the 4IM is an exquisite and unique kind of pain. Wouldn’t surprise me if they studied the post-swimming careers of all swimmers, 4IMers go on to be the most successful in life.

    • tallswimmer says:
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      I was convinced every 400IM took a year off my life (fast or slow, no matter) and I was an All-American in the event.

      • LiquidSaysRollOnYouBears! says:
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        Hahaha Exactly, my coach used to say you might as well swim it fast cause it hurts whether you do it fast or slow, and he was right. Congrats on the 4IM All-American, you will someday be CEO of Fortune 500 or a Silicon Beach startup tycoon.

        • 400IMsucks says:
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          It takes a special kind of stupid to swim the 400 IM. I gravitated towards it after college because high school had been a long time ago and clearly I forgot the pain. My best time remains the first time I did it tapered, where I went out crazy fast and had no clue how much it would hurt.

          Almost didn’t get out of the pool that day…

          To see a 3:38 look that easy makes me wonder why I did this sport for so long, and what I was doing wrong.

  47. Phil McDade says:
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    Texas has to be happy w/ 1Fly results — 3U/1D with two guys into scoring position who weren’t seeded to do so; Conger a definite threat to win it.

  48. Hulk Swim says:
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    So Michigan needs to be HUGE here to stick with Texas, Florida and Cal… through two events:

    Michigan- B Relay, 2 Up and 1 Down
    Florida- A Relay, 2 Up and 3 Down
    California- A Relay, 1 Up and 4 Down
    Texas- A Relay, 4 Up and 1 Down

  49. floppy says:
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    Nice to see Will Hamilton seems to have gotten some of his mojo back. I hope he can re-discover some of that magic for his 200 fly tomorrow.

    • John Sampson says:
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      His times are faster than his freshman year when he won the 200 fly…it’ll be a deep field but I don’t doubt his abilities Cal is on fire this weekend.

      Also good to see Texas swimming well this morning … Team race is tight!!!!!

  50. tejas` says:
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    texas divers could do some serious damage

  51. Hulk Swim says:
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    Georgia is swimming REALLY WELL…. relays, idnividuals… watch out when the Litherlands and Benz show up… just need to get some sprint free guys to get those free relay points.

    • Ella says:
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      Agreed. They’re obviously not in the running for a team title, but while everyone’s paying the most attention to the Texas, Cal, Michigan, Florida, Georgia’s flying under the radar with some super solid swims and putting their guys into finals.

  52. Hulk Swim says:
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    Cal had a good event…

  53. gooby says:
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    De Lucca looked super easy, this is going to be scary tonight

  54. Hulk Swim says:
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    Michigan is out of the race…

    Michigan 1 up and 1 down…
    Florida 1 up…
    Texas 1 up…
    California 2 down…

  55. Hulk Swim says:
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    So it now looks like…

    Michigan- B Relay, 3 Up and 2 Down
    Florida- A Relay, 3 Up and 3 Down
    California- A Relay, 1 Up and 6 Down
    Texas- A Relay, 5 Up and 1 Down

    With diving Texas may open up big… Cal needs Katis and the backstrokers to be on fire… get some A finals… and they need to beat Texas in relays.

  56. coachD1 says:
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    Is it the Texas servers that are down?….I have no updating on meet mobile, no updating on live results except “last completed heat” , and the live streaming seems to be down. Anyone else having this problem.

    This is pretty shoddy.

  57. Barry says:
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    I don’t know who that Western Kentucky guy is whose name doesn’t even fit on the board, but I am definitely now a fin. Go Schwingenschlogl!!

  58. LiquidSaysRollOnYouBears! says:
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    Awesome 52.24 for Fahrvergnügen of Alabama!

  59. LiquidSaysRollOnYouBears! says:
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    oops I mean from WKU!

  60. Barry says:
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    YEAAAAAA CORDES!!

  61. Hulk Swim says:
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    Michigan with a swim off for 8th

  62. Hulk Swim says:
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    Michigan 1 up and 1 in limbo…
    Florida 2 down…
    Texas nothing
    California 1 up…

  63. CraigH says:
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    Lovin this music! Really pumping me up to tackle my morning!

  64. Peterdavis says:
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    Great swim Kevin. Now I hope you and Giles can each pull a win today. So sue me, I like the Zona guys

  65. Hulk Swim says:
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    After Breastroke…

    Michigan- B Relay, 4 Up, 1 in limbo and 2 Down
    Florida- A Relay, 3 Up and 5 Down
    California- A Relay, 2 Up and 6 Down
    Texas- A Relay, 5 Up and 1 Down

  66. CraigH says:
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    Only way Cordes loses tonight is if he false starts.

  67. LIQUIDSAYSROLLONYOUBEARS! says:
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    Lost the live stream on both my laptop and phone…what’s happening, guys?

  68. floppy says:
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    Nothing against Michigan, but it’ll be hard not to root for Dartmouth’s Nejc Zupan in the swim-off.

    Dartmouth was at the very bottom of Ivy League for 2+ decades. I believe their last NCAA qualifier was in the early 80s. The program was cut 10 years ago, then re-instated after a lot of support.

    Then Zupan comes along, and Dartmouth is respectably in the middle of the league… Plus, he just broke Katis’ 100 breast League Record.

  69. Mizzou Bret says:
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    Had a great swim. First 1st team All America for him! Keep it up!

  70. TheTroubleWithX says:
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    Not only does Texas get three guys into the A-final of the 100 fly, but none of them are seniors. And those are the only non-seniors in the A-final. And they get Joseph Schooling next year….

  71. Hulk Swim says:
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    Huge event for Cal…

    Up Downs through backstroke…

    Michigan- B Relay, 4 Up, 1 in limbo and 2 Down
    Florida- A Relay, 3 Up and 5 Down and 1 in limbo
    California- A Relay, 4 Up and 6 Down
    Texas- A Relay, 6 Up and 2 Down

    (Backstroke up downs are off my head… no official results show yet)

  72. Andrew Majeske says:
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    WTF–meet mobile not working and live results won’t show th 200 free results!?

    • Braden Keith Braden Keith says:
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      Andrew – try right clicking on the 200 free in the live results, clicking open in new window, when you get to that new window, hit crtl+shift+r.

    • Hulk Swim says:
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      1 Wynalda, Michael SR Michigan 1:32.14 1:32.55
      r:+0.79 21.87 45.17 (23.30)
      1:08.65 (23.48) 1:32.55 (23.90)
      2 De Lucca, Joao SR Louisville 1:31.65 1:33.11
      r:+0.74 21.68 45.58 (23.90)
      1:09.14 (23.56) 1:33.11 (23.97)
      3 Koski, Matias SO Georgia 1:34.23 1:33.22
      r:+0.72 22.17 46.16 (23.99)
      1:09.83 (23.67) 1:33.22 (23.39)
      4 Youngquist, Clay JR Texas 1:33.72 1:33.23
      r:+0.71 21.55 44.85 (23.30)
      1:08.72 (23.87) 1:33.23 (24.51)
      5 Dyer, Frank SR Notre Dame 1:33.20 1:33.26
      r:+0.74 21.83 45.66 (23.83)
      1:09.61 (23.95) 1:33.26 (23.65)
      6 Quintero, Cristian JR Southern Cal. 1:32.81 1:33.32
      r:+0.69 21.83 45.40 (23.57)
      1:09.44 (24.04) 1:33.32 (23.88)
      7 Colupaev, Dimitri SR Southern Cal. 1:33.46 1:33.52
      r:+0.74 21.85 45.45 (23.60)
      1:09.12 (23.67) 1:33.52 (24.40)
      8 D’Arrigo, Mitch FR Florida 1:33.70 1:33.56
      r:+0.71 22.56 46.14 (23.58)
      1:09.71 (23.57) 1:33.56 (23.85)
      —————————————————————–
      9 Hamilton, Will JR California 1:35.19 1:33.73
      r:+0.69 22.00 45.43 (23.43)
      1:09.32 (23.89) 1:33.73 (24.41)
      10 Kremer, Tom SO Stanford 1:34.36 1:33.74
      r:+0.69 21.80 45.37 (23.57)
      1:09.46 (24.09) 1:33.74 (24.28)
      11 Disalle, Michael JR Ohio State 1:33.51 1:33.76
      r:+0.76 21.80 45.47 (23.67)
      1:09.28 (23.81) 1:33.76 (24.48)
      12 Jaeger, Connor SR Michigan 1:34.95 1:33.80
      r:+0.70 21.93 45.54 (23.61)
      1:09.64 (24.10) 1:33.80 (24.16)
      13 Kalms, Adam JR Wyoming 1:33.74 1:33.98
      r:+0.70 21.83 45.80 (23.97)
      1:09.99 (24.19) 1:33.98 (23.99)
      14 Carter, Dylan FR Southern Cal. 1:33.61 1:34.22
      r:+0.66 22.18 46.04 (23.86)
      1:09.67 (23.63) 1:34.22 (24.55)
      15 Williams, Trent SO California 1:33.71 1:34.31
      r:+0.68 22.08 45.79 (23.71)
      1:09.68 (23.89) 1:34.31 (24.63)
      16 Barber, Matt SR Arizona 1:34.05 1:34.34
      r:+0.72 22.61 46.55 (23.94)
      1:10.52 (23.97) 1:34.34 (23.82)

  73. wethorn says:
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    What were the 100 back results? Who’s got a cumulative up/down?

    • Hulk Swim says:
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      Michigan- B Relay, 4 Up, 1 in limbo and 2 Down
      Florida- A Relay, 3 Up and 5 Down and 1 in limbo
      California- A Relay, 4 Up and 7 Down
      Texas- A Relay, 6 Up and 2 Down

    • Hulk Swim says:
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      1 Murphy, Ryan FR California 45.59 45.08
      10.86 22.27 (11.41)
      33.51 (11.24) 45.08 (11.57)
      2 Spinazzola, Luca JR Southern Cal. 46.12 45.13
      10.81 22.04 (11.23)
      33.62 (11.58) 45.13 (11.51)
      3 Bohman, Bryce SR West Virginia 45.89 45.29
      10.67 21.73 (11.06)
      33.36 (11.63) 45.29 (11.93)
      4 Cox, Tony SR California 45.97 45.42
      10.65 21.86 (11.21)
      33.61 (11.75) 45.42 (11.81)
      5 Darmody, Kip JR Texas 45.92 45.60
      10.79 22.29 (11.50)
      34.07 (11.78) 45.60 (11.53)
      6 Sankovich, Pavel SR Florida State 45.31 45.68
      10.83 22.37 (11.54)
      34.30 (11.93) 45.68 (11.38)
      7 Nolan, David JR Stanford 45.66 45.73
      10.77 22.13 (11.36)
      34.05 (11.92) 45.73 (11.68)
      8 Ryan, Shane SO Penn St. 45.13 45.75
      10.99 22.30 (11.31)
      33.95 (11.65) 45.75 (11.80)
      —————————————————————–
      9 Savoy, Nate JR Penn St. 45.61 45.91
      10.86 22.35 (11.49)
      34.21 (11.86) 45.91 (11.70)
      10 Wells, James SR Indiana 46.21 45.92
      10.81 22.29 (11.48)
      34.08 (11.79) 45.92 (11.84)
      11 Gustafson, Aaron SO Texas 46.57 46.13
      10.91 22.06 (11.15)
      33.89 (11.83) 46.13 (12.24)
      12 Pebley, Jacob SO California 46.34 46.16
      10.94 22.52 (11.58)
      34.35 (11.83) 46.16 (11.81)
      13 Friedemann, Mitchell SR Arizona 45.52 46.25
      10.80 22.24 (11.44)
      34.10 (11.86) 46.25 (12.15)
      14 Lehane, Sean SO Tennessee 46.34 46.28
      10.91 22.41 (11.50)
      34.39 (11.98) 46.28 (11.89)
      15 Darmody, Kyle FR Auburn 45.66 46.36
      10.75 22.16 (11.41)
      34.30 (12.14) 46.36 (12.06)
      15 Dale, Taylor FR Georgia 45.98 46.36
      11.08 22.65 (11.57)
      34.49 (11.84) 46.36 (11.87)
      15 Blyzinskyj, Jack FR Florida 46.48 46.36
      10.85 22.23 (11.38)
      34.34 (12.11) 46.36 (12.02)

  74. NM COACH says:
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    Ress was 18th in the 100 Back…OUCH…SMASH

  75. * says:
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    HORNS UP!
    Reese and Kubik and Scoggin amazing as usual!!

  76. Andrew Majeske says:
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    David Nolan went out faster at the 50 in the 100 back than he split in the 200 medley relay. Guess he knew a lost cause when he saw it.

  77. woods says:
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    Maybe I don’t know the full story but it seems David Nolan is being a bit selfish in terms of his relay vs individual swims. He split 22.17 on the medley this morning and 46.4 on the medley yesterday. Still managed to go 141 low in the 2im and today goes 45.7 in the 100 back (splitting 22.13 at the 50 which was faster than his leadoff in the 2 medley less than 2 hours earlier). Like I said, maybe I don’t know the whole story but that looks a little lame to me.

    • Morgan Priestley says:
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      Dave slipped pretty bad on his relay start, and the split showed… 11.2 going out on the opening 25, slowest in the field.

  78. Hulk Swim says:
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    Some awesome swim offs coming… 2 guys for an A/B split. .. and 3 guys fighting for 2 spots in the B.

  79. Peterdavis says:
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    Easy. Marcin T did the same in this mornings medley. Stuff happens, especially with the Texas home pool advantage and crowd. Obviously a lot of DQs and weird relay swims going down

  80. TheTroubleWithX says:
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    Should the 800 free relay be up right after these swimoffs? Or is there going to be diving first?

  81. Hulk Swim says:
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    After swimoffs…

    Michigan- B Relay, 5 Up and 2 Down
    Florida- A Relay, 3 Up and 6 Down
    California- A Relay, 4 Up and 7 Down
    Texas- A Relay, 6 Up and 2 Down

    • Hulk Swim says:
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      Texas has 2 likely A scoring divers…

      Texas probably goes into tomorrow with a 20 point lead on Cal who need big relay swims (and based on Tony Cox’s underwater should get them)… Florida still lurking… Michigan is too far back… need to win all their heats to stay close.

  82. NONA says:
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    1:33.18 from Hornikel leading relay off: that would have been third after prelims but he scratched.

    • Hulk Swim says:
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      I don’t understand that… poor decision. Really poor.

    • Hulk Swim says:
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      And they DQ’d… unreal.

      • NONA says:
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        That decision probably cost them 12-16 points. We’ll see how that impacts their standings by the end of tomorrow night.

    • Joe says:
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      This bugs the crap out of me. I get that this is an exhausting meet, but there have been tons of people scratching from prelims to save themselves for relays. A few reasons why this is bad, off the top of my head:

      1) For the swimmers themselves – I’d be upset that I didn’t get the chance to swim the individual event!
      2) It suggests that the coach thinks they know how fast the swimmer is going to swim beforehand and can accurately say that it’s not worth it to swim prelims. This shows a lack of confidence in their swimmers that they can’t have a monster swim (and in their mental toughness to do it over again).
      3) Obviously you’re a little fresher not having swam prelims, but often swimmers can learn from their first race and swim better in their second race. Gkolomeev’s fastest 50 last night was his fourth of the day.
      4) Relays are obviously 4x longer than individual events and thus we would expect the marginal value of a second saved to be small. On the other hand, if a swimmer surprises and has a good individual swim, they can jump many places because times are packed so tightly together in shorter races.

  83. Hulk Swim says:
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    Wow. Giles Smith is swimming the 800 Relay… that’s gonna hurt his individual and their relay hopes tonight…

    • Hulk Swim says:
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      Mind you, he swam well enough. But he’s not gonna get as much rest as most of the other flyers and having an extra swim this morning won’t help.

      • Josh says:
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        I’d be really surprised if that relay scores. Didn’t they go 6:22?

        • Hulk Swim says:
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          They did and they likely will be on the bubble. Very odd decisions between Hornikal scratching the 200 and posting a 133.1 on a relay that DQ’d, and Zona swimming Giles on this relay.

          • kcswimjk says:
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            @Hulk Swim.

            The Hornikel swim drives me crazy. He had a solid chance at an A-final and gave it up for a relay that had no chance of scoring. Maybe Alabama was faster at SEC’s, but even if they hadn’t jumped, with a 1:40.1 split on that team, they had to know that the relay wasn’t going to score, right? They’d be sitting 6th or 7th with 16 teams still to swim.

            I just can’t see the line of thinking that leads to this decision.

          • LiquidSaysRollOnYouBears! says:
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            Yeah it’s a no-brainer that if you’re 4th fastest guy can’t out split Missy Franklin even with the advantage of a false start, then the relay should be scuttled.

  84. SWIMSWIMSWIM says:
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    Through three rounds interesting diving results. Texas only has on diver on pace to score (2). Their other divers are 21,22, and 31 (Bowersox who got 5 last night is 31st!). Nick McCrory of Duke had a 5 pt dive in round 3 and is 32nd right now.

    • Teamwiess says:
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      Not sure if any of the others moved into the B final but Texas got one A finalist, as well as the top seed in the 3 meter diving.

  85. calswimfan says:
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    Can someone tell me what happened to the 800 fr relay? They didn’t finish all the heats did they? I thought it’d be after diving but idk.

  86. SECSwim says:
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    @KCSWIMJK

    I heard Hornikel didn’t have a choice in the matter. Head coach decision from what I hear. It’s a shame to sacrifice an individual event where someone could have placed easily in the top 8 for a relay that wasn’t even seeded in the top 18. I’ve followed Hornikel’s swimming career since he was a kid, and I am disappointed for him. I hope he swims well in the 100.

  87. Moods says:
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    UGA top 5 t
    his year, a contender next year. Let the big Dawg eat!

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