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
- Championship Central
- Event-by-Event Previews
- Team Power Rankings: Final Edition
- Thursday finals heat sheets
- Live Stream
- Live Results
In a massive surge of IM performances, this year’s NCAA Championships produced 5 of the fastest 11 200 IMers in history.
This morning, Cal’s Andrew Seliskar went 1:40.40 to take the top qualifying spot. At the time, that ranked him #7 all-time.
As of tonight’s final, Seliskar has been bumped from the all-time top 10.
That’s because four men topped his prelims time, effectively rewriting the all-time top IM list. Florida’s Jan Switkowski won in 1:39.54, the 3rd-fastest performance of all-time. NC State’s Andreas Vazaios sits #4 after going 1:39.97. Instantly, the number of men under 1:40 in the event had doubled.
In addition, Florida’s Mark Szaranek moved up to tie Ryan Murphy for 8th all-time at 1:40.27. And Stanford’s Abrahm Devine went 1:40.35 to take over 10th, bumping Seliskar to 11th.
If you count Caeleb Dressel‘s American record 1:38.13 from a month ago, 6 of the top 11 swimmers ever and 6 of the top 12 performances have come in the year 2018, and more specifically in the last 5 weeks.
Here’s a look at the updated top 10 lists all-time of both performers and performances, with the 2018 swims bolded:
Top 10 All-Time Performers, 200 yard IM
|8||Ryan Murphy||1:40.27 (T-8)|
|9||Mark Szaranek||1:40.27 (T-8)|
Top 10 All-Time Performances, 200 yard IM
|10||Ryan Murphy||1:40.27 (T-10)|
|Mark Szaranek||1:40.27 (T-10)|