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 Karl Ortegon.
MEN’S 200 BACK FINALS
There was no denying Austin Katz here as he overtook the nation-leading position from Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas (1:38.21). His time was 1:37.45, coming home in a 24.9 on the final 50, which took out his own pool record and is exactly one second from his lifetime best of 1:36.45. His pool record was done at the 2018 NCAA Championships.
Ryan Harty improved on his morning swim with a 1:40.06, while Cal’s Daniel Carr moved up from prelims to break up the Texas dominance to placed third with a 1:40.55, while the Longhorns still finished 4-5-6 led by Jason Park (1:40.90).
MEN’S 100 FREE FINALS
Daniel Krueger was impossible to stop here, hitting a lifetime best of 41.45 to improve his nation-leading position. That swim moves him to the #16 performer in the event, all-time.
Krueger’s teammate Drew Kibler got to the wall for second, clocking a 42.16, with Cal taking third and fourth. Ryan Hoffer was there for third in 42.42 while Pawel Sendyk was 42.56 for fourth. Arizona’s Marin Ercegovic (42.56) and Cal’s Michael Jensen (42.98) were also able to break 43 seconds.