Florida’s Caeleb Dressel pulled off the threepeat tonight, touching in 18.23 to tie for the 2nd fastest performance of all time
After day 3 prelims, the Longhorns are projected to extend their lead to over 100 points.
Tonight brings competition in the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 1-meter diving, and 400 medley relay.
Alabama’s Connor Oslin popped off the 11th fastest performance ever in the 100 back this morning at the 2017 Men’s NCAA Championships.
Former World Record-holding swimmer and 7-time NCAA Champion Andy Coan passed away earlier this week, shortly before the NCAA Championships, and since…
Cal currently holds the runner up position, but Florida is just 4.5 points back. The NC State Wolfpack and Indiana Hoosiers round out the top 5 on today’s scoreboard, and aren’t out of reach of a top 3 spot by any means.
By our count, 30 different men broke 19 at some point today, together accounting for 51 different sub-19 swims and led by Caeleb Dressel, who popped four swims under 19 and one under 18.
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.
Caeleb Dressel tied for the second-fastest 50 freestyle swim in history leading off Florida’s 200 free relay in 18.23. He now owns the 9 fastest swims in history.
With his 18.93 morning 50 freestyle swim, sophomore Zach Apple became the first American to clock a sub-19-second time in Auburn University program history.
NC State will look to build off their momentum from last night’s fantastic relay performance.
Caeleb Dressel hit the 4th-fastest 50 free split in history and Ryan Held moved to #4 all-time in the 50 with his leadoff leg in prelims of the 200 free relay at men’s NCAAs.
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.
Caeleb Dressel blasted the 4th-fastest relay split all-time to open the session, then hit the #6 50 free all-time late in the morning session Thursday at NCAAs.