Articles by Coleman Hodges

Santo Condorelli Post-Race Interview on USC’s NCAA Relay Title (Video)

USC went 1:21.82, getting the fastest breaststroke split in recorded history from Carsten Vissering at 22.56.

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Steele Johnson wins 3m Diving Title on Broken Foot (Video)

To make things more dramatic, Johnson actually changed his final dive from the board to grab a higher degree of difficulty to overcome what was a solid lead from Zeng.

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Caeleb Dressel 42.8 100 Fly Post-Race Interview (Video)

Caeleb Dressel has the best burst in swimming, and he showed it, going out in 19.99 and finishing in 42.80 to become the first man ever under 43

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Ian Finnerty: “Freshman year I actually broke 3 of my ribs” (Video)

Indiana’s Ian Finnerty might have the best second-25 in swimming. He powered away from the field over that lap and carried his speed through to the first sub-50 in breaststroking history at 49.69.

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Townley Haas on 1:29.5 200 Free National Title: “It means everything”

Texas’s Townley Haas wanted that American record back, apparently. The junior flew through the individual 200 free, breaking the two-day-old American record with a 1:29.50.

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Switkowski on National Title: “Last year at NC’s tipped the scale”

After finishing in the B-final in all 3 of his individual races at the 2017 NCAA championships, Jan Switkowski told himself enough was enough.

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Townley Haas on 200 Free: “It’s going to be a crazy race” (Video)

Haas surged home in 23.94 to hang on for the win, his second NCAA 500 free title in three years.

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Ray Looze on Pieroni: “He was cramping up pretty bad during the 50”

Indiana defended its top spot, going 3:01.07 for the NCAA title in a blowout win.

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Troy on Dressel: “We’ll have to go back and look for something to be wrong” (Video)

Florida started the meet off on the right foot, not only with Caeleb Dressel breaking 18 for the first time ever (twice), but also with victories in the 200 IM and 200 Free relay

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Caeleb Dressel 17.63 50 Freestyle Post-Race Interview (Video)

The only thing better than witnessing history is witnessing it twice.

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Ryan Held (in Ice Bath) on National Title: “Just another day at the office” (Video)

Ryan Held was 1:31.09 and Jacob Molacek 1:32.13 as NC State defended its event title from last year and broke their own NCAA and U.S. Open records with a 6:05.31.

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Blake Pieroni on 1:29: “I couldn’t be happier” (Video)

Indiana’s Blake Pieroni led off against reigning American record-holder Townley Haas, finishing with the two fastest 200 frees in history along with the first-ever swim under 1:30 – relay start or flat start

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Carol Capitani: “This meet is just like the Wild West” (Video)

Texas women’s head coach Carol Capitani sat down with the media at the conclusion of NCAA’s to breakdown the Longhorn’s 6th place performance. 

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Mike Bottom and Clara Smiddy Break Down 4th Place Team Finish (Video)

“We were happy that we were getting 6th. and Today we came out, and ‘hey, we could get 4th.””

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Megan Moroney Makes A-Finals after Nearly Year Hiatus From Injury (Video)

Shortly after the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Megan started having pain in her shoulders, and after this went on for a couple months, she saw a doctor. The diagnosis? A torn labrum.

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