While NC State and Texas are 2 of the top teams battling for the title tonight, the Florida Gators are bringing in a team that could be hard to beat.
6 different programs have season-best composite times that add up within a second of one another in an event that could turn the tides of the entire meet.
There are several men in contention for the title. Four of them are Longhorns. Austin Katz is the top seed, but Harvard’s Dean Farris has also been sub-1:39 this season.
He’s been so close for two years in a row, and this year, he’s gunning for the crown.
It was a veteran-dominated NCAA meet, with freshmen scoring only a third of what any other class scored individually. But how did our top 20 recruits perform in their first NCAA action?
Last season, the crowd was on its feet as Florida’s Caeleb Dressel came as close as he could possibly get to becoming the first man ever to break 40 in the 100 yard freestyle.
There’s not much doubt that Caeleb Dressel will complete the four-year sweep of the 50 free this week, but a historically strong field means that some sub-19 sprinters are going to get left out of the A-final.
We ranked Stanford’s class #1 back in the summer of 2014, and guess what? They delivered. Top-10 prospects Simone Manuel, Janet Hu (pictured), Ally Howe and Lindsey Engel averaged 100 individual NCAA points just between the four of them. That means without even considering relays, that quartet could have placed inside the top 15 at NCAAs every year of their career.
Joseph Schooling will be looking to recapture the 200 fly NCAA title crown in his senior year.
One overall contest winner will win a new FINIS Vapor Pro Tech Suit, as seen above.
As it’s been most of the season, the top spot in our Power Rankings is coming down to a brutally close fight between Cal and Texas.
In her 3rd 500 free of the day, UGA freshman Courtney Harnish put up her fastest time of the day in 4:36.91.
Texas A&M’s Bethany Galat, who started to close in on the back half, was just shy of the former record in 2:03.26
SwimSwam’s Tim Binning was on deck to capture the emotional final day of the 2018 NCAA D1 Women’s Championships.
Each summer, college swimming fans look forward to recruiting – the lifeblood of any NCAA swim program. Since 2012, we’ve…