2019 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 27 – Saturday, March 30
- Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, Austin, Texas
- Prelims 10 AM / Finals 6 PM (Central Time)
- Defending champion: Texas (4x) (2018 results)
- Day 4 prelims heat sheets
- Psych Sheet
- Live Stream
- Live results
Harvard’s Dean Farris continued his outstanding showing at the Men’s NCAA Championships on Saturday morning, becoming the fifth fastest performer in history in the 100 freestyle.
The junior clocked a time of 41.00, erasing his previous best of 41.42 and jumping from 14th to 5th. He qualified first into the A-final by over four-tenths of a second, followed by Bowe Becker (41.44) of Minnesota and Daniel Krueger (41.49) of Texas.
Farris was out in 19.62 and closed in 21.38.
The Atlanta natvie also tied Caeleb Dressel for the 11th fastest performance in history.
The top seed coming into the meet, Tate Jackson, missed earning a second swim altogether in 25th place. Farris came in seeded second. He also broke Jackson’s Pool Record of 41.06.
So far in the meet Farris has been on fire, setting a new American, NCAA, and U.S. Open Record in the 200 free (1:29.15 leading off the 800 free relay), winning the 100 back while becoming the #2 performer of all-time (43.66), and also placing sixth in the 50 free. Along with the final of the 100 free, he still has prelims and potentially finals of the 400 free relay remaining on his schedule.
Update: Farris led off Harvard’s prelim 400 free relay in 41.12, helping them advance to tonight’s consolation final in 11th.