Coming off a historic day that included two 17-second flat-start 50 frees, one 17-second flying start 50 free and a 50.6 breaststroke split, Caeleb Dressel is feeling some ill effects heading into day 3.
It’s been a night of Florida domination, with 50 frees of 17.81 and 17.63 from Caeleb Dressel, a 200 IM win from Jan Switkowski and a national title in the 200 free relay.
Florida started the meet off on the right foot, not only with Caeleb Dressel breaking 18 for the first time ever (twice), but also with victories in the 200 IM and 200 Free relay
The only thing better than witnessing history is witnessing it twice.
Florida’s Caeleb Dressel has once again made history.
In a massive surge of IM performances, this year’s NCAA Championships produced 5 of the fastest 11 200 IMers in history.
Tonight, it was Florida’s Jan Switkowski taking over, as he put up a 1:39.54 to become the 3rd fastest performer ever. Behind him, NC State’s Vazaios also broke 1:40 in 1:39.97 to become #4.
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Dressel lead off for the Gators in 17.81, blowing away the individual 50 free American Record and NCAA Record as he became the first man to ever break 18 seconds from a flat start.
A pair of Florida Gators will look to defend their 2017 national titles. Caeleb Dressel is the headliner – the do-everything star will try to win his fourth-straight NCAA 50 free title and challenge his own American record of 18.20.
Cal could swap Justin Lynch to fly on the 400 medley relay, throwing in Ryan Hoffer or Michael Jensen as they seek to run down Indiana for the NCAA title.
Last year’s 500 freestyle showed considerably more depth than the prelims at the 2018 NCAA Championships did this morning.
Dressel got after it in prelims, taking down his own record with a quick 18.11.
Cal’s Seliskar and Stanford’s DeVine both broke 1:41 for the first time this morning.
Cal’s Andrew Seliskar is the top qualifier in the men’s 200 IM.