Whitney Hite will not return as the University of Wisconsin swimming & diving coach next season, the school confirmed on…
Adding projected prelims points to real scores as of yesterday gives Indiana a small 1 points advantage over Texas. They lead 426 to 425. Cal are lurking in 3rd with 404.5.
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.
Despite Injury, Ress Swims to #11 All-Time While Pieroni Moves to #7; Dressel Swims 4th Fastest Time in History
Despite having to scratch out of the 200 free on Friday due to an injury, NC State’s Justin Ress really stepped up for the Wolfpack this morning.
USC went 1:21.82, getting the fastest breaststroke split in recorded history from Carsten Vissering at 22.56.
To make things more dramatic, Johnson actually changed his final dive from the board to grab a higher degree of difficulty to overcome what was a solid lead from Zeng.
We started with five viable NCAA contenders, and although the meet isn’t over ’til it’s over, we’re effectively down to three contenders, barring any miracles. Let’s take a look at day 4 scoring chances for Indiana, Texas and Cal.
Day 4 prelims at 2018 NCAA Division III Women’s Championships.
Day 4 prelims of 2018 NCAA Division III Men’s Championships.
Caeleb Dressel has the best burst in swimming, and he showed it, going out in 19.99 and finishing in 42.80 to become the first man ever under 43
Indiana’s Ian Finnerty might have the best second-25 in swimming. He powered away from the field over that lap and carried his speed through to the first sub-50 in breaststroking history at 49.69.
Indiana leads a brutally-close team battle, and also has several event title contenders tonight: among them Ian Finnerty (pictured) in the 100 breast and Blake Pieroni in the 200 free.
Heat sheets for Saturday morning’s last prelims session at the 2018 NCAA Championships show only a handful of scratches and Justin Ress still entered in the 100 free despite a back injury.