Reported by Lauren Neidigh.
MEN’S 200 IM:
- GOLD: Caeleb Dressel, Florida, 1:38.13
- SILVER: Hugo Gonzalez, Auburn, 1:40.67
- BRONZE: Mark Szaranek, Florida, 1:41.00
Caeleb Dressel put together an eye-popping 1:38.13, shattering the American Record and becoming the fastest man in history by over a second. The former record stood as a 1:39.38 done by David Nolan in 2015. Dressel’s splits were as follows:
- Fly- 21.03
- Back- 25.01
- Breast- 28.37
- Free- 23.72
Auburn freshman Hugo Gonzalez also had a big swim, tying the time it took to win NCAAs last season and dropping a second from the best time he set this morning. Florida’s reigning NCAA champ Mark Szaranek was also in the mix tonight, touching in 3rd ahead of teammate Jan Switkowski (1:41.89). The top 4 men all hit the NCAA ‘A’ cut. Texas A&M’s Brock Bonetti (1:42.32) nabbed another best time to take 5th, followed by Georgia’s Gunnar Bentz (1:43.94). A&M’s Austin Van Overdam dropped over a second from the B final to take 9th in 1:43.54, making him the 6th fastest man of the night.