Dean Farris Splits 1:30.5 for 3rd Fastest Rolling-Start Split Ever

2018 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2018 Men’s NCAA Championships are underway in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We hadn’t even seen the last heat of the 800 free relay yet, but heads were already turning after Harvard’s Dean Farris blasted a 1:30.55 split on the 2nd leg in heat 2. The Crimson trailed after the first leg, but Farris brought them from behind to take the lead halfway through the race.

Farris flipped in 20.22 and was out very quick at the 100 in 43.36. He looked like he was on track for a sub-1:30 split, holding steady through the 3rd 50. He fell off his pace by about a second on the closing 50, but still rocked a 1:30.55 for the 3rd fastest relay split ever.

  • Farris’ Splits by 50: 20.22/23.14/23.11/24.08
  • Farris’ Splits by 100: 43.36/47.19

Fastest 800 Free Relay Splits:

  1. Townley Haas (Texas), 1:30.42, 2017
  2. Townley Haas (Texas), 1:30.52, 2017
  3. Dean Farris (Harvard), 1:30.55, 2018
  4. Michael Wynalda (Michigan), 1:30.60, 2014
  5. Soeren Dahl (NC State), 1:30.67, 2017
  6. Dean Farris (Harvard), 1:30.69, 2018
  7. Zach Apple (Auburn), 1:30.74, 2018
  8. Justin Ress (NC State), 1:30.77, 2018

The fastest split ever was done by Texas’ Townley Haas at the 2017 NCAA Championships, where he split a 1:30.42. Haas’ 1:30.52 from 2016 is the 2nd fastest ever, just ahead of Farris’ swim tonight. Auburn’s Zach Apple had one of the fastest splits ever tonight with 1:30.74 anchor leg. NC State’s Justin Ress also had a quick split tonight, anchoring in 1:30.77 for the champion Wolfpack as they smashed the NCAA Record. While these are the fastest rolling start splits, the fastest splits tonight actually came on the leadoff leg, as Indiana’s Blake Pieroni smashed the American Record with a 1:29.63 leadoff and Townley Haas put up a lifetime best 1:30.41.

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Friuti

Heard he held back a little bit since he didn’t want his teammates to get too cocky about how far ahead they were.

Blake's Beard

*swimswam hq, five minutes ago*

LAUREN, WHY ISN’T THERE A FARRIS POST UP YET!!

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Steve Nolan

*swimswam hq, five minutes ago*

“LAUREN, WHY ISN’T THERE A FARRIS POST UP YET!!”

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Onehandtouch

Hahahahaha

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