ASU Freshman Cameron Craig Shreds 1:31.7 200 FR for Pac-12 Meet Record


Arizona State freshman Cameron Craig won a thrilling race with USC’s Dylan Carter on night 3 of the 2017 Men’s Pac-12 Championships in Federal Way, Washington, setting a new Championship Record in the process. Carter shredded his way through the opening 100 to takethe lead, but Craig hammered home with a 23.24 on the final 50 to win it in 1:31.71 to Carter’s 1:31.98. Both men were under the former Championship Record of 1:32.40 done by USC’s Cristian Quintero in 2015.

Splits Comparison By 50: Cameron Craig vs. Dylan Carter

Swimmer 1st 50 Split 2nd 50 Split 3rd 50 Split 4th 50 Split Final Time
Cameron Craig (ASU) 21.58 23.25 23.64 23.24 1:31.71
Dylan Carter (USC) 21.33 23.12 23.78 23.75 1:31.98

Splits Comparison By 100: Cameron Craig vs. Dylan Carter

Swimmer 1st 100 Split 2nd 100 Split Final Time
Cameron Craig (ASU) 44.83 46.88 1:31.71
Dylan Carter (USC) 44.45 47.53 1:31.98

Craig’s time lands him 8th on the all time top performances list, surpassing the 1:31.72 done by Dave Walters in 2009. It also makes him the 8th fastest performer of all time, just a hundredth behind 7th ranked Shaune Fraser, who swam a 1:31.70 in 2009. Carter is now just within 2 tenths of the all-time top 10 performers, as he sits in 14th overall.

All Time Top Performers: Men’s 200 Free

  1. Townley Haas- 1:30.46
  2. Simon Burnett- 1:31.20
  3. Ricky Berens- 1:31.31
  4. Joao De Lucca- 1:31.51
  5. Matias Koski- 1:31.54
  6. Dean Farris- 1:31.56
  7. Shaune Fraser– 1:31.70
  8. Cameron Craig– 1:31.71
  9. Dave Walters– 1:31.72
  10. Conor Dwyer- 1:31.73


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5 years ago

Swimming is getting so fast… It could take a 1:31 high to make the A final if someone in an early heat goes 1:32 low (pressures everyone to swim faster). That’s crazy fast. Bowman is already starting to make an impact on ASU as well. They’ve had a lot of potential and he’s helped capitalize on it.

5 years ago

Great swim Cameron. This must be an ASU frosh team record! Can he be the first under 1:30.0?

Reply to  Dawgpaddle
5 years ago

Dude, it would be a frosh team record everywhere but Texas and Harvard lol

bobo gigi
5 years ago

I tell you since last summer that Mr Craig has a bright future. You want to know most of future swimming stars? Watch junior pan pacs every 2 years.
With the help of Mr Bowman and MP at ASU he can become one of the best US swimmers in the 100 free and the 200 free.
He’s coming home like a bullett!
We see a rebirth of the men’s 200 free at the college level for last year. So many young talents right now.

Sun Devil Diva
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

Thank you, Bobo Gigi!!! We appreciate you acknowledging what this article was about.

Congratulations to Cameron Craig, an ASU freshman, swimming under Coach Bob Bowman.

Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

I don’t think MP helps out at ASU. Just a recruiting tool.

Reply to  korn
5 years ago

Being a recruiting tool and have the best swimmer around has to help tho.

Reply to  korn
5 years ago

Kind of a ridiculous thing to say about the GOAT.

Swim Fan
5 years ago

Awesome swim by ASU’s Cameron Craig…and he is a Freshman!!!

WOW! Just amazing. Congratulations to Cameron, ASU and Bob Bowman!!! #BowmanEffect ???

Not alive bronco
5 years ago

Shouldn’t Dean Farris from Atlanta/Harvard be on the list

5 years ago

It might take sub 1:32 to A final at NCAAs. Crazy.

5 years ago


5 years ago

The 200 freestyle is going to be a dogfight…. Can’t wait to watch!

OW Swim
Reply to  Swimgeekgirl
5 years ago

Same with the 500. With Haas, Smith, and Shoults, I cant wait to see it. Hopefully Smith doesn’t choke like last year.

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