2018 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 21 – Saturday, March 24
- Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center – Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Defending champion: Texas (3x) (results)
- Psych Sheet
- Live results
- Championship Central
- Live stream: Wednesday/Thursday Finals, All Prelims on BTN2GO; Friday/Saturday Finals on WatchESPN
- Thursday prelims heat sheet
We’re on to day 2 of the 2018 Men’s NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Swimmers are set to compete in prelims of the 500 free, 200 IM, and 50 free individually this morning. We’ll also see prelims of the 200 free relay, 400 medley relay, and men’s 1-meter diving.
One of the notable scratches for Thursday is Harvard’s 400 medley relay. That means swimming fans won’t get a chance to see Dean Farris swim a 100 back at this meet. Farris, who pulled off a winning double between the 200 free and 100 back at the Ivy League meet, opted out of the individual 100 back in favor of swimming only the 200 free on day 3 here. Instead, he’ll swim the 50 free individually today. He’ll only be doing the sprint free today, both in the relay and individually, since we won’t see him swimming backstroke on the medley,
There were a few individual scratches for this morning, but none that were expected to have a scoring impact for their teams. The closest scratch to scoring range was Louisville’s Zach Harting, who was the 18-seed in the 500 free coming into the meet.
Update 9:00 AM: There has been a re-seed of the 200 free relay with University of the Pacific no longer in the mix. Pacific was mistakenly entered with a qualifying standard but isn’t eligible to compete with no individuals invited. New heat sheets are coming soon.