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.
Air Force senior Genevieve Miller has been named the 2016-17 Mountain West Women’s Swimmer of the Year, while Nevada junior…
Watch NC State swim a 6:06.53 800 free relay, the swiftest time ever.
In just two years since the NCAA moved the 800 free relay to a stand-alone Wednesday night event, we’ve seen eight different relays surpass what was previously the fastest time in history.
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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U.S. Olympians Caeleb Dressel, Ryan Held, and Blake Pieroni (41.44) are the headliners of the 100 free at this season’s NCAA Championships.
Here’s our predictions for the top 25 teams at this week’s event.
After coming in as the top seed last year, Texas senior Clark Smith will look to redeem himself and land on top of the podium this time around in the men’s 1650 free.
Texas junior Joseph Schooling, the 2016 Olympic champion in the 100 meter fly, returns after coming within hundredths of a 43-second swim last season.