Heat sheets for Saturday morning’s last prelims session at the 2018 NCAA Championships show only a handful of scratches and Justin Ress still entered in the 100 free despite a back injury.
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.
Purdue junior and 2016 Olympic silver medalist Steele Johnson pulled off a diving comeback with a last-minute dive change Friday night.
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.
The 200 free final at the 2018 Men’s NCAA Championships was much anticipated after Indiana’s Blake Pieroni cracked the 1:30 barrier in the 800 free relay. But tonight, Haas reclaimed the record, winning the title in 1:29.50. That took nearly a full second off his best time.
Tonight, it was DeVine on top as he became the 2nd fastest 400 IMer in history.
There were some surprises on day 3 of the men’s NCAA championships, but for the most part, the favorites came through. The 400 IM was won by Abrahm Devine who was picked to win by only 2 entries out of over 600
Emory lowered the NCAA Division III Record in the 4×200 freestyle relay by 1.47 seconds on Friday night, swimming to victory in 7:13.51.
Finnerty smashed his lifetime best to win the 100 breast, clocking in at 49.69.
Day 3 finals will feature the 200 fly, 100 back, 100 breast, 1 meter diving, and 800 free relay.
KT Kustritz will be going for her own NCAA D3 record in the 100 breast after breaking the meet record this morning.
The race once again went to Dressel. He made history as the first man to break 43, clocking in at 42.80 to dominate the race.
Denison sophomore KT Kustritz become the first woman to break 1 minute in the 100 breast in Division III with 59.77 on Friday.
Friday night will feature finals for the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 medley relay.
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