2014 Men’s NCAA Championship Pre-Selection Entry Lists Released; Murphy Skips 100 Fly

The NCAA, in conjunction with USA Swimming, has released the pre-selection entry lists for the 2014 Men’s NCAA Championships meet.

Editor’s note: While at the top of the PDF, the sheets are labeled “psych sheets,” it’s important to note that these aren’t actual psych sheets. These lists rather are a simple listing of which events swimmers have chosen to enter should they be selected for NCAA’s. The cut lines still have to be drawn, so not everybody on this list will be selected for NCAA’s, and in fact, most won’t be.

See the PDF here.

With the above limitations in place, we’re still able to pull out some significant information. That includes notes about what the country’s top two freshmen coming in, and two of the more versatile freshmen at that, will be swimming at NCAA’s.

Texas’ Jack Conger is entered in the 500 free, the 100 fly, and the 200 backstroke. Meanwhile, Cal’s Ryan Murphy has changed his schedule from Pac 12’s, and will swim the 200 IM, the 100 back, and the 200 back. That means he’s opting against the day two individual event double (and more likely triple overall) that he had at Pac 12’s.

Notre Dame’s Frank Dyer has dropped the 100 fly with which he’s toyed all season to focus on his primary freestyle events: the 100, 200, and 500 frees.

Florida’s Sebastien Rousseau is entered in the 200 IM, the 400 IM, and the 200 fly; his teammate Marcin Cieslak is in the 100 fly, the 200 fly and the 200 IM; and two of the top 20 seeds in the 200 free are not entered, which should be a big boost for Florida State’s Kevin Rogers, who moves up to 28th in the country in that event and much better position for an NCAA invite.

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Another interesting one is that Kalisz decided to go with the 200 fly over the 200 Breast. Obviously he did this at SECs but wasnt sure if he was going to switch back


I think that makes sense, because (at least on paper) with the 200 Breast and Cordes, everyone else is swimming for 2nd. The 200 Fly is more open for him to swim for 1st.


Calculated the Invites. By my count, invites reach Line 30. 2 of 6 will be alternates:

Eric Bruck – Kentucky – 50 Free
Brandon Flynn – Kentucky – 1650 Free
Kristan Kron – Utah – 200 Back
Imri Ganiel – Texas – 100 Breast
Pedro Coutinho – Louisville – 100 Fly
Brandon Fiala – Virginia Tech – 200 IM

I’d like to give a big time shout-out to Mitchell Huxhold from CSUB in the 1650! Making the A cut by .01 to become Cal State Bakersfields’ first athlete to go to NCAA’s since the school completed the D1 process back in 2010-2011 season! It’s not often you see a swim like that coming from a fairly unknown school on a national level (certainly not known for having swimmers of this caliber).


I concur. Huge kudos go to Huxhold and the Bakersfield program!

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