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.

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


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2 years 1 month ago

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

2 years 1 month ago

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
2 years 1 month ago

NO WAY under 440.5 for top 8
Fast would be 442.5 to A…440.5 would be absurd

2 years 1 month ago

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.

2 years 1 month ago

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.

FL LSC
2 years 1 month ago

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

2 years 1 month ago

This ^

ThatSwimKid
2 years 1 month ago

^^ said no one ever

JP
2 years 1 month ago

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.

floppy
2 years 1 month ago

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

KEVVANDAM
2 years 1 month ago

Here*

2 years 1 month ago

Bad start from Cal flyer… Legs flopped.

PK
2 years 1 month ago

They’re in a bit of trouble here, probably dead on the bubble.

2 years 1 month ago

That’s gonna hurt… Cal 4th in the first circle seeded heat.

As always… I’m a moron when it comes to predictions…

2 years 1 month ago

That heat seemed slow. Sitting 5th…

SWIMSWIMSWIM
2 years 1 month ago

CAL in danger of not making the A final.

Rafael
2 years 1 month ago

Why are they using video for DQ instead of the results from the pads?

Dan O
2 years 1 month ago

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.

Steve Nolan
2 years 1 month ago

And what the hell would people want to watch WOMEN for, amirite!? THIS IS AN OUTRAGE.

Brenden Smith
2 years 1 month ago

uuuuuugghhhhh DMX!

Brenden Smith
2 years 1 month ago

Trick Daddy! I love this DJ

JP
2 years 1 month ago

Stanford in free fall. Holy crap, did not see that coming.

2 years 1 month ago

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
2 years 1 month ago

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!

PotatoChip
2 years 1 month ago

He was 11.2 10.9 so I think he definitely slipped

2 years 1 month ago

Two days in a row that the last heat of the first relay in prelims got iced.

2 years 1 month ago

Michigan 8th, Cal 9th… that flyer takeoff was extremely poor.

Hawra
2 years 1 month ago

Other way around

2 years 1 month ago

Doh. .03 for Cal… I had in my head .30…

7th. Lucky.

Rafael
2 years 1 month ago

Can´t have video working here… who went to A final?

SWIMSWIMSWIM
2 years 1 month ago

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.

M_FAN
2 years 1 month ago

I have Cal in 8th and Michigan in 9th.

2 years 1 month ago

Cal got very lucky… may need to swap flyer. 21.2 won’t cut it.

2 years 1 month ago

I’ve got Cal 8th and Michigan 9th for the 2med — Cal was 4th in its heat at 1:25.03, there was only one team (Florida) under 1:25 in the second heat, and three under 1:25 in last heat. Michigan was 1:25.12 for 9th I think.

Peterdavis
2 years 1 month ago

I have cal 8 mich 9. Could be wrong

calswimfan
2 years 1 month ago

holy crap.. I really thought the bears missed the A final. I was so nervous.

SWIMSWIMSWIM
2 years 1 month ago

I guess I missed a team.

calswimfan
2 years 1 month ago

YOU WERE RIGHT! They just announced that Cal is 8th and Michigan 9th… That was so close..

Peterdavis
2 years 1 month ago

Dave’s just ‘enjoying the process’ out there. The process of giving us all heart attacks.

TT
2 years 1 month ago

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

YouGotLezakd
2 years 1 month ago

Your comments are getting very tiresome and degrading.

aslfkhdj
2 years 1 month ago

david nolan 22.1? Last place in the heat for stanford? Not a good weekend to be a cardinal fan

jswim
2 years 1 month ago

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

2 years 1 month ago

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
2 years 1 month ago

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.

2 years 1 month ago

Murphy on back and Fleming on Free according to live results.

2 years 1 month ago

ACC teams may want to re-think their collective relay takeoff strategy.

2 years 1 month ago

That REALLY hurts for Michigan. Cal got super lucky… Texas/Florida in with no worries.

2 years 1 month ago

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.

2 years 1 month ago

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

Jiggs
2 years 1 month ago

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.

SWIMSWIMSWIM
2 years 1 month ago

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
2 years 1 month ago

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

SeahawkSwammer
2 years 1 month ago

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

2 years 1 month ago

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…

2 years 1 month ago

Well… there’s a big number from heat 1… Ty Stewart in 3:42.85

2 years 1 month ago

And here is Will Licon from heat 2… 3:42.75

And NOW we have the circle seeded heats. I’m thinking neither Licon nor Stewart get Down…

Peterdavis
2 years 1 month ago

This event is really up and down historically. I could see them getting 12-16th. Stewart showing how well Georgia is swimming, kinda under the radar.

Peterdavis
2 years 1 month ago

See. Really slow heat 3

2 years 1 month ago

The lesson, as always… I’m a dummy when it comes to guessing this stuff. My Pick’Em history is pretty bleak.

Peterdavis
2 years 1 month ago

Mine too, on this event at least. Licon and Stewart 7/8. First individual morning event that wasn’t blazing

SWIMSWIMSWIM
2 years 1 month ago

Are Licon and Stewart, 3rd and 4th with one heat left?

2 years 1 month ago

Yes. I’m a moron. Both will likely A final at this point. Making me look even worse 🙂

nostradamus
2 years 1 month ago

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…

klorn8d
2 years 1 month ago

wow congers fly split. was out in 8.72

Peterdavis
2 years 1 month ago

Derek Wallace – that your boy out there!? He’s lookin good

Derek Wallace
2 years 1 month ago

Thats my boy!

LiquidSaysRollOnYouBears!
2 years 1 month ago

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.

2 years 1 month ago

Try opening them in an “incognito” window if you are on a phone. Works for me. I see all yesterday’s while in incognito… and the relay today.

DL
2 years 1 month ago

You’re a genius! The incognito window works well.

2 years 1 month ago

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

LIQUIDSAYSROLLONYOUBEARS!
2 years 1 month ago

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…

2 years 1 month ago

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!
2 years 1 month ago

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.

2 years 1 month ago

And then that heat completely kills it… but Licon and Stewart both sneak into A…

wethorn
2 years 1 month ago

Will Lincon qualifying 7th is huge for Texas.

SWIMSWIMSWIM
2 years 1 month ago

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.

HISWIMCOACH
2 years 1 month ago

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

2 years 1 month ago

They look as bad as Texas looks good. Wow. Conner Black was slow too.

Peterdavis
2 years 1 month ago

I’m not touching this 🙂

jiggs
2 years 1 month ago

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.

2 years 1 month ago

Texas is on fire. Glass with a 45.85 to challenge for a 2nd swim… wow.

PK
2 years 1 month ago

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

2 years 1 month ago

Texas will have a few bodies back in the 100 fly. Conger with a monster last 25…

SWIMSWIMSWIM
2 years 1 month ago

TEX with top three times heading into last two heats…

2 years 1 month ago

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

PK
2 years 1 month ago

Texas 3-6-7-14, Cal 10-11-12. Big swing.

2 years 1 month ago

Texas 3 up… 1 down…
Cal… 3 down…

HUGE for Texas.

SWIMSWIMSWIM
2 years 1 month ago

CAL had to be expecting at least one A-final, Texas having another very good morning.

2 years 1 month ago

Florida 1 Up…
Michigan 1 Down…

calswimfan
2 years 1 month ago

man, texas is just on fire

Brenden Smith
2 years 1 month ago

Texas flyers 3 in top 8. Nice 4 in top 16. That hurts Michigan for sure

wethorn
2 years 1 month ago

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

WOWIE
2 years 1 month ago

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!!!!

floppy
2 years 1 month ago

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!
2 years 1 month ago

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
2 years 1 month ago

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!
2 years 1 month ago

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
2 years 1 month ago

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.

2 years 1 month ago

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.

2 years 1 month ago

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

2 years 1 month ago

Texas needs Youngquist to be on… Cal needs Hamilton and Williams to score… and Florida needs Werner to jump up and make some noise…

2 years 1 month ago

Because Michigan is COMING.

2 years 1 month ago

Big swim for D’Arrigo…

2 years 1 month ago

Jeepers… Younquist/Texas is all over it…

floppy
2 years 1 month ago

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
2 years 1 month ago

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!!!!!

tejas`
2 years 1 month ago

texas divers could do some serious damage

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