Tonight, it was DeVine on top as he became the 2nd fastest 400 IMer in history.
Finnerty smashed his lifetime best to win the 100 breast, clocking in at 49.69.
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.
Friday night will feature finals for the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 medley relay.
Five teams are within 16 and a half points of one another for the NCAA crown at the moment, with today’s meet-high 7-event prelims session holding perhaps the most valuable key to securing a team championship.
For the second day in a row, Indiana and Texas will get big boosts from their divers. Indiana has two of the top four qualifiers and three in the top eight, while Texas has two in the championship final.
NC State’s Justin Ress was a declared false start in this morning’s 200 free prelims, but SwimSwam has confirmed that his absence was due to an injury.
Where does Florida coach Gregg Troy use versatile sprint weapon Caeleb Dressel on tonight’s 200 medley relay?
Haas surged home in 23.94 to hang on for the win, his second NCAA 500 free title in three years.
Florida was in 5th in their heat through the fly leg, but Dressel chased down the field to pull them into 2nd at the finish.
Finnerty’s swim makes him the 3rd fastest performer of all time, moving ahead of Texas’ Will Licon, who won NCAAs last season.
Ian Finnerty hitting his taper is the best news Indiana swimming & diving has gotten this week.
Since he opted out of this event, Ress will likely swim all 5 relays for the Wolfpack at this meet.
Dressel put up a 44.3 this morning, while Lanza took off with a lifetime best 44.6.
The only scratch with a projected scoring impact this morning is Louisville’s Nicholas Albiero in the 100 fly. He was seeded #16.