Texas’ Jack Conger had one final chance to win an individual title as a senior at the 2017 Men’s NCAA Championships. That chance came in the finals of the 200 fly. After taking a narrow 2nd last season, Conger wasted no time establishing his lead tonight, blasting a 45.78 opening split en route to a 1:37.35 victory.
With that, Conger took down his own former American Record of 1:38.06 and Joseph Schooling‘s former NCAA Record of 1:37.97, both of which were established at last season’s NCAA meet.
Cal’s Zheng Quah finished 2nd in 1:38.83, making him the 3rd fastest performer ever. Georgia’s Gunnar Bentz shot up to #7 on the all-time top performers list, finishing 3rd in 1:40.07.
Lauren Neidigh is a former NCAA swimmer at the University of Arizona and the University of Florida. While her college swimming career left a bit to be desired, her Snapchat chin selfies and hot takes on Twitter do not disappoint. She is now coaching for Loggerhead Aquatics in her hometown …