Here what the stars, both athletes and coaches, had to say about a whirlwind week of college swimming in Indianapolis
Dressel shot off the blocks en route to the fastest performance ever, touching in 40.00 to dominate a loaded field that included Olympic relay teammates Ryan Held and Blake Pieroni.
Conger wasted no time establishing his lead tonight, blasting a 45.78 opening split en route to a 1:37.35 victory.
The Texas Longhorns are your 2016-17 Men’s NCAA Swimming and Diving champions, marking their 3rd-straight team title.
Licon, a senior, went out in style, taking one last NCAA victory with an American and NCAA Record time of 1:47.91.
Texas Head Coach Eddie Reese was named the 2017 CSCAA Coach of the Year after coaching the Longhorns to their 3rd-straight NCAA championship title this week.
Swimming in the final at the 2017 Men’s NCAA Championships, Murphy, the American Record holder, pulled off another sweep of the backstrokes with a 1:36.75.
While they try to chase down NC State for 4th, Indiana will also have to hold off USC, who is projected to come just 6 points behind, if they want to secure a top 5 finish.
Defending NCAA champion and record holder Schooling swam through the morning heats in 1:45.47, placing 37th overall.
2017 MEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday, March 22 – Saturday, March 25 IUPUI Natatorium – Indianapolis, IN Prelims 10AM/Finals 6PM (Eastern Time) Defending…
Mulcare dropped almost a full second from his time, clocking in at 1:38.56 to tie NC State’s Hennessey Stuart as the 9th fastest performer ever in the event.
The final tallies are in: 38 different men broke 19 seconds at some point during the 2017 men’s Division I NCAA Champinships, together accounting for an incredible 81 swims of 18.99 or better.
In the NCAA final, Dressel blasted off the final wall to overtake Schooling, posting a new NCAA, U.S. Open, and American Record to win the race in 43.58 to Schooling’s 43.75.
The Longhorns have practically secured the team victory at this point, but the battle for runner-up is still relatively close between Cal and Florida.
Cal’s Ryan Murphy successfully completed the 4-peat, winning the 100 back with the 3rd fastest performance of all time in 43.99