2019 MINNESOTA INVITATIONAL
- Wed. Dec. 4 – Sun. Dec. 8, 2019
- Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center / University of Minnesota / Minneapolis, MN
- Wed. Timed finals 6 PM
- Thu.-Sat. Prelims 10 AM / Finals 6 PM / Diving 12 Noon
- Short course yards (SCY) format Wed.-Sat. (LCM format Sunday)
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Reported by Robert Gibbs.
MEN’S 100 FLY – FINALS
- 2020 NCAA “A” Cut – 45.05
- 2020 NCAA “B” Cut – 47.43
- 2019 NCAA Invited Time – 45.90
While Alvin Jiang drew a lot of attention last night with his 43.8 fly split, tonight Maxime Rooney reminded everyone that he’s no slouch at fly either, finishing just ahead of his Texas teammate to win 44.83 to 44.93.
That’s a new lifetime best for Rooney, passing his mark of 44.99 from last year’s NCAAs, and also puts him at the top the country so far this season. Jiang looked just a bit slow on the first 25, but quickly put his underwaters to work, appearing to run Rooney down on the last stretch before finishing a bit long on the final wall. Still, he shaved another 0.01s off his lifetime best after going 44.94 this morning.
MEN’S 100 BACK – FINALS
- 2020 NCAA “A” Cut – 44.95
- 2020 NCAA “B” Cut – 47.77
- 2019 NCAA Invited Time – 46.06
A mustache didn’t stop Longhorn Austin Katz from shaving 0.01s off his lifetime best, as he took the win this evening with a 44.93. Katz and teammate Ryan Harty both flipped at 21.64 at the halfway point, but Katz outsplit Harty by two-tenths of a second on the back half for the win. That time moves Katz to #3 in the NCAA this season.
Harty’s 2nd-place time of 45.13 was just 0.03s off his 45.10 from this morning that now puts him #4 in the nation. Jiang, meanwhile, was exactly 0.03s faster than he was this morning, and now sits at #5 after Katz leapfrogged over Harty and Katz.