2015 Men’s NCAA Champioships: Texas Qualifies 6 Swimmers For The A final Of The 100 Butterfly

Yesterday, Texas had the best morning session as a team with 6 A final swims and one B final swim. Today, Texas’ butterfliers started engraving their name on the 2015 National Championship trophy after a monster showing in the prelims 100 butterfly. It is one thing to sweep a dual meet, or even the Big 12 Championships, but it is unheard of at the NCAA Championships. Typically, the biggest final for one team that you will see from one team is two, maybe three swimmers. After looking through the NCAA Championships results, the biggest finals that we have found so far from one team was Auburn in 2003 and then again in 2007. They had four swimmers qualify for the A final of the 50 freestyle. Texas also put four swimmers into the A final of the 200 freestyle at the 2009 NCAA Championships.

The Longhorns just put SIX swimmers into the A final of the 100 butterfly. Yes, you read that correctly, SIX!

Texas is now in a position to outscore all but the top 9 or 10 team’s final scores for the entire meet in the 100 butterfly alone. On paper, Texas is expected to score 91 points from the 100 butterfly. Without any disqualifications, the best they could do is pick up 95 points and the worst the could do is score 81 points.

The A final of the 100 Butterfly:

  1. Joseph Schooling – TX – 45.04
  2. Jack Conger – TX – 45.17
  3. Tripp Cooper – TX – 45.33
  4. Will Glass – TX – 45.50
  5. Sam Lewis – UNC – 45.60
  6. Matt McHugh – OSU – 45.82
  7. John Murray – TX – 45.89
  8. Matt Ellis – TX – 45.92

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TexasAD
7 years ago

Bump.

Jeff Olsen
7 years ago

Nevermind… I see the note above on ’88. Impressive groups both years.

Jeff Olsen
7 years ago

I think that’s instead of, not in addition to, 1988.

Jeff Olsen
7 years ago

USC also had four in the 1987 500-yard freestyle final — Jorgensen, O’Brien, Fahrner and Chalmers, I believe.

cbs
7 years ago

anybody think about the fact that they could throw down a sub 3:00 400 free relay. I know plenty of high school or even mid major d1 teams who would want those four flyers as their 400 free relay.

Price
7 years ago

Here are more 4 person fields from same team from 1987 through 1999. Auburn went 2,3,5,6 in the 100 Free in 1997, Michigan in 1995 went 1,3,4, 5 in the 500 Free; 1, 4, 5, 7 in the 1650 and 1, 3, 4, 5 in the 400 IM. Chad Carvin of Arizona coming back from mononucleosis was the one who finished 2nd in all three races. No wonder Michigan won that year.
In 1994, Michigan went 2, 3, 5, 8 in the 500 free
In 1991 Stanford went 1, 2, 6, 8 in the 100 back
in 1988 Southern California was 1, 2, 3, 8 in the 500 free.

Price
Reply to  Price
7 years ago

The 88 Southern Cal results I posted earlier were from 1987.

NM Coach
7 years ago

Has any team ever gone 1-2-3 in an event before at NCAAs?

SwimSam
Reply to  NM Coach
7 years ago

Word from the deck tonight is that in 1987 USC was 1-2-3 in the 500 and that same year Stanford went 1-2-3 in the 100 Fly. Have not confirmed this but the source is solid. Someone also chimed in that in 1976 there was a 1-2-3-5 in 400 IM by USC. Can anyone help verify?

OLD SC SWMR
Reply to  SwimSam
7 years ago

In 1987 USC went 1,2,3,8 in the 500 free (Mike O’Brien, Dan Jorgenson, Thomas Farhner, Chris Chalmers). In 1988 they followed this with 4 in the A final again going 2,5,7,8 (Jorgenson, O’Brien, Chalmers, Hobson).

OLD SC SWMR
Reply to  SwimSam
7 years ago

Looks like the USC 1,2,3,5 400 IM finish in ’76 is correct as well (Rod Strachan, Steve Furniss, Scott Brown & Dave Hannula)

NM Coach
7 years ago

UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!

It is shocking to be that dominant at the highest level of SCY swimming!

Hats off to TEXAS!

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