Cal currently holds the runner up position, but Florida is just 4.5 points back. The NC State Wolfpack and Indiana Hoosiers round out the top 5 on today’s scoreboard, and aren’t out of reach of a top 3 spot by any means.
Though they finished 2nd to Texas, the Bears took down the American Record in a blistering 3:01.51. That took down the former American Record mark of 3:01.60 set by Cal at the 2015 NCAA Meet.
After a thrilling tie in the women’s 200 free at last week’s NCAA meet, we saw another tie for 1st place in today’s Men’s NCAA Championships, as Texas’ Will Licon and Florida’s Mark Szaranek tied for the 200 IM victory in 1:40.67.
NC State will look to build off their momentum from last night’s fantastic relay performance.
This morning, South Carolina’s Fynn Minuth, teammate Akaram Mahmoud, and Michigan’s Felix Auboeck all broke 4:10, but tonight they’ll be challenged by Townley Haas and Clark Smith, who have also been sub-4:10.
Following day 1, the NC State Wolpack held an early lead over the defending champion Texas Longhorns, but the Longhorns are set to bounce back to the top of the standings in day 2 finals.
Watch NC State swim a 6:06.53 800 free relay, the swiftest time ever.
Texas will look to defend their title in tonight’s race, with 3 of Team USA’s Olympic gold medalists in the 800 free relay stepping up to the plate for the Longhorns: Townley Haas, Jack Conger, and Clark Smith.
Following day 1 finals at the 2017 Men’s NCAA Championships, the NC State Wolfpack leads the way after pulling off the upset in the 800 free relay.
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Defending champion Fabian Schwingenschlogl, the first swimmer out of Mizzou to ever win an NCAA title, will have to hold off Texas breaststroke star Will Licon to defend his 100 breaststroke title.
2017 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday, March 15 – Saturday, March 18 IUPUI Natatorium – Indianapolis, IN Prelims 10AM/Finals 6PM (Eastern Time) Defending…
Olivia Smoliga and Simone Manuel pose with their second and first place trophies after the 50 free. Smoliga went with black, while Manuel’s nails embrace the Stanford cardinal.
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The 2017 Women’s NCAA Championships will come to close tonight with finals of the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 400 free relay, and platform diving.