2015 MEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Thursday, March 26 – Saturday, March 28
- University of Iowa, Iowa City
- Prelims 11AM/Finals 7PM (Central Time)
- Defending Champion: California – results
- Iowa Championship Central / NCAA Championship Central
- Prelims (& Thursday finals) Live feed: Hawkeye Sports / Finals Live feed: ESPN3 (Friday & Saturday)
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- Live results
- Saturday Finals Heat Sheet
Northwestern’s Jordan Wilimovsky has really developed his speed in the pool over the last year. He has been on the national scene as an open water distance swimmer since 2011, but it wasn’t until this past year that he gained national attention for his pool swims. Over the summer, he almost beat Michael McBroom (14:56.17) at the US National Championships in the 1500 meter freestyle, finishing third with a 15:16.34 . He qualified for the Pan Pacific Championship team and went on to finish seventh at Pan Pacs.
With his new-found speed in the pool, he is the favorite to win the mile tonight. He has the fastest seed time coming into the meet with a 14:33.50 and is within 10 seconds of Connor Jaeger’s American record.
Ryan Murphy made 1:38 look easy to earn the top seed in the 200 backstroke. After breaking Lochte’s NCAA record in the 100 back, we are hoping to see him break Lochte’s American record of 1:36.81. Murphy won this event last year with an NCAA record time of 1:37.35.
Prelims of the 100 freestyle were very tight, with the top 8 all finishing between 42.18 and 42.37. Simonas Bilis had the fastest time of the morning, but anyone in this final has the talent to win tonight. Florida’s Caeleb Dressel missed the A final this morning with a 42.39, but after watching him make a huge drop between prelim and finals in the 50 freestyle, don’t be surprised is he swims the fastest time of the night from the B final. His best is 41.90 from the SEC Championships.
Both Will Licon and Kevin Cordes will be racing for their second individual title of the meet. After winning the 400 IM last night, I believe Licon has the confidence to win tonight, but Cordes won’t make it easy. Cordes has only lost to one swimmer during his four years in an NCAA breaststroke final. His freshman year, Cordes finished second to Louisville’s Carlos Almeida. He has won every other breaststroke final at the NCAA Championships during his career.
Tale of the Tape
|Dylan Bosch||Jack Conger||Joseph Schooling|
|NCAA Record Holder||American/US Open Record Holder||NCAA Champ 100 Fly|
|Best: 1:39.33||Best: 1:39.31||Best: 1:40.59|
|Prelims:1:40.15||Prelims: 1:40.97||Prelims: 1:41.14|