When Caeleb Dressel came onto the scene, the fastest time ever swum in the 50 yard free was Cesar Cielo’s 18.47. Cielo is now the second fastest all-time, but a whopping 0.84s back.
Watch Caeleb Dressel blast a 39.90 100 free, becoming the first man to break 40.
Indiana and Ian Finnerty lead the way heading into the final day, but they’ll have to hold off hard-charging Texas and Cal tonight to seal an upset NCAA team title.
It’s been one of the finest single-meet performances in NCAA history for Florida’s Caeleb Dressel, and it’s no surprise he was honored with his third-straight CSCAA Swimmer of the Year award.
The 200 fly was shaping up to be a close one, but NC State’s Andreas Vazaios remained on top as the only swimmer to break 1:39 in the final.
Finnerty was the top seed in the 200 breast after prelims, and he stayed on top tonight to win in 1:50.17. That moves him up to #5 all-time.
Florida’s Caeleb Dressel has been smashing barriers all week. Dressel, a senior, set out to make history individually one last time for the Gators in tonight’s 100 free final.
With a tight team battle in the works, Texas freshman Austin Katz came up clutch in tonight’s 200 back.
That was a lifetime best by Ipsen, blowing away his former best 14:31.21 from the 2018 ACC Championships.
18.00? Down. 43.00? Down. 40.00? This morning, Caeleb Dressel takes aim at the 40-second barrier as he heads up both the 100 free and Florida’s 400 free relay.
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.
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.