Indiana and Ian Finnerty lead the way heading into the final day, but they’ll have to hold off hard-charging Texas and Cal tonight to seal an upset NCAA team title.
After a spirited effort from his relatively small-but-talented crew, Indiana coach Ray Looze was named CSCAA Coach of the Year for 2018 men’s NCAAs.
The 200 fly was shaping up to be a close one, but NC State’s Andreas Vazaios remained on top as the only swimmer to break 1:39 in the final.
Finnerty was the top seed in the 200 breast after prelims, and he stayed on top tonight to win in 1:50.17. That moves him up to #5 all-time.
Florida’s Caeleb Dressel has been smashing barriers all week. Dressel, a senior, set out to make history individually one last time for the Gators in tonight’s 100 free final.
With a tight team battle in the works, Texas freshman Austin Katz came up clutch in tonight’s 200 back.
That was a lifetime best by Ipsen, blowing away his former best 14:31.21 from the 2018 ACC Championships.
With one day of racing to go, it’s still Indiana leading team points. They are 19 points up on Texas and 33.5 ahead of Cal, with NC State and Florida mostly relegated to fighting for the 3-5 spots tomorrow
18.00? Down. 43.00? Down. 40.00? This morning, Caeleb Dressel takes aim at the 40-second barrier as he heads up both the 100 free and Florida’s 400 free relay.
Texas freshman Jordan Windle looks like the class of the field on platform, besting defending NCAA champion David Dinsmore by 10 points in this morning’s prelims.
Townley Haas has been consistently better from prelims to finals, and he’s sitting 7th in the 100 free with just about no place to go but up. Where else does a look at point floors & ceilings along with prelims-finals trends suggest a fluctuation in tonight’s brutally close projected scores?
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Day 4 prelims of the Men’s NCAA Championships concluded with the 400 free relay, where sprint ace Caeleb Dressel of Florida was once again a crucial part of his squad.
Vazaios broke 1:40 for the first time this morning, clocking in at 1:39.68.
Cal’s Andrew Seliskar swam to a lifetime best in prelims of the 200 breast, qualifying 2nd only to Indiana’s Ian Finnerty.