Articles by Coleman Hodges

Schooling and Conger are still very hungry for more (Video)

After lackluster performances by both of their standards, Joe Schooling and Jack Conger will take no breaks in the pool to keep chasing their goals heading into this summer

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Ryan Held compares his individual performances to Dressel’s (Video)

NC State junior Ryan Held touched in 41.21 in the 100 free on the last night of competition, moving up him to 7th-fastest ever in the event.

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Zheng Quah: “This meet was a huge confidence booster” (Video)

Zheng Quah, after only swimming in a last chance meet all season to make it into NCAA’s, finished 2nd in the 200 fly in a 1:38.83

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Eddie Reese: “We never come here to win” (Video)

Texas won 11 events throughout the meet, tying their record-high 11 wins in a single NCAA meet, which they set at the 2001 Men’s NCAA Championships.

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Clark Smith: “I had to let my ego finish that race” (Video)

Clark Smith took the lead with about a 100 to go, and held on to the lead, touching in 14:22.41 and setting a new US Open, American, and NCAA record

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Will Licon: “I didn’t want to be ‘just another Texas swimmer'” (Video)

Another race, another record. Like we said, Will Licon appeared to be on cruise control this morning and primed for a record tonight

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Joe Schooling: “I had a stomach virus since thursday” (Video)

Joe Schooling reveals why he swam poorly in the prelim 200 fly. Senior Jack Conger earned his first individual title in the last individual race of his NCAA career, and he did it in record fashion, setting the fourth US Open and American Record of the evening.

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Ryan Murphy: “This was the best 4 years of my life” (Video)

Murphy’s swim made him only the 4th man in NCAA history go eight-for-eight in NCAA victories across the 100 and 200 of any one stroke

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Blake Pieroni: “I could just see Townley’s waist” (Video)

Dylan Carter and Indiana’s Blake Pieroni ended the 200 with a tie for second. Both men were 1:31.16, tying for the 5th-fastest performance all-time.

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Will Licon: “We’ve had a little chip on our shoulder” (Video)

star 200 breaststroker Will Licon showed his endurance with a 26.80 back-half to pick up the win

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Townley Haas: “When I went out, they came with me this time” (Video)

Haas swam a tactically sound race, taking over the lead through the middle of the race and pushing in to a 1:30.65 win.

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Ryan Murphy: “You almost become a victim of your own success” (Video)

Cal’s Ryan Murphy completed his first four-peat, winning his fourth-straight NCAA title in the event with a 43.99.

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Caeleb Dressel on 100 fly: “I don’t breathe on the last 25” (Video)

Dressel went 43.58, becoming the second man ever under 44 seconds

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Chase Kalisz: “I was really proud of how I put that together” (Video)

Georgia’s Chase Kalisz emphatically announced his return to the NCAA, jumping back to the top of the 400 IM with a new American, NCAA and U.S. Open record of 3:33.42

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Mark Szaranek: “I thought Will had won” (Video)

At the touch, Licon and Szaranek tied for gold in 1:40.67, moving Szaranek up to #9 on the all-time top performers list.

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