2018 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 21 – Saturday, March 24
- Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center – Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Defending champion: Texas (3x) (results)
- Psych Sheet
- Live results
- Championship Central
- Live stream: Wednesday/Thursday Finals, All Prelims on BTN2GO; Friday/Saturday Finals on WatchESPN
Day 3 finals of the 2018 Men’s NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota closed with the 200 free relay. Cal and USC battled for the win, with USC narrowly pulling it out in 1:21.82 to Cal’s 1:21.88. The Bears, though they finished 2nd, set a new American Record. Freshman Daniel Carr was a very quick 20.85 to give them the early lead.
Connor Hoppe, the 100 breast runner-up, rolled through the breast leg in 23.01, but USC took the lead as Carsten Vissering posted the fastest 50 breast split ever in 22.58. Justin Lynch took over the fly leg in 19.77, while star freshman Ryan Hoffer closed in 18.25, nearly running down USC’s Santo Condorelli (18.49). The Trojans won tonight’s race by 7 hundredths.
SPLITS COMPARISON: 200 YARD MEDLEY RELAY
|Team||50 Back Split||50 Breast Split||50 Fly Split||50 Free Split||Final Time|
|Texas (NCAA, 2017)||John Shebat- 20.84||Will Licon- 22.91||Joseph Schooling- 19.45||Brett Ringgold- 18.45||1:21.54|
|Cal (Former American Record, 2016)||Ryan Murphy- 20.82||Chuck Katis- 22.64||Justin Lynch- 20.33||Tyler Messerschmidt- 18.61||1:22.40|
|Cal (American Record, 2018)||Daniel Carr– 20.85||Connor Hoppe– 23.01||Justin Lynch- 19.77||Ryan Hoffer– 18.25||1:21.88|