Chris Yeager Shares Set That Gave him Confidence to go 14:32 (Video)

Reported by Robert Gibbs.


MEN’S 1650

  1. Chris Yeager, Texas, 14:32.13
  2. Brooks Fail, Arizona, 14:43.90
  3. True Sweetser, 14:46.43

Texas sophomore Chris Yeager knocked a whopping 16 seconds off his personal best time, won by over 11 seconds, and set a new standard for the fastest time in the NCAA this season with his time of 14:32.13. We ranked Yeager #10 in the high school boys class of 2017, and while he qualified for NCAAs last season, he didn’t score, swimming a 15:05.42 after going 14:48.01 at Big 12s. His time tonight would’ve put him 4th at NCAAs, and a similar performance in March would give Texas a significant boost in the title hunt.

Arizona’s Brooks Fail continued his strong meet by dropping roughly three seconds off his personal best, taking 2nd in 14:43.90.

The Stanford d-crew took the next three spots, with True Sweetser finishing 3rd in 14:46.43, Johannes Calloni taking 4th in 14:49.64, and James Murphy taking 5th in 14:53.83.  Sweetser and Calloni were well under last year’s NCAA qualifying time of 14:53.34. Another Cardinal, Matthew Hirschberger, took 7th in 14:56.48, his best time since 2014 when he was still 16.

Texas’s Jack Collins finished 6th in 14:55.71, and Brennan Novack of Harvard finished 8th in 15:02.72.

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2 years ago

Three broken 1650’s…that is hard core

Reply to  Mikeh
2 years ago

Followed by a 1650 all out. Any word on that time?

2 years ago

Chris Yeager had always been a hard working kid. Love the cap!

Coach Mike 1952
2 years ago

If he keeps up that progression, we could see at least the NCAA record go down, if not the AR too.

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