Fantoni, Finnerty, Lanza, and Apple Walk us Through 2:59 Medley Relay (Video)

2019 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Reported by Jared Anderson.

400 MEDLEY RELAY – FINALS

  • NCAA Record: Texas (2018) – 2:59.22
  • American Record: Cal (2017) – 3:01.51
  • U.S. Open Record: Texas (2018) – 2:59.22
  • Meet Record: Texas (2018) – 2:59.22
  • 2018 Champion: Indiana – 3:01.07

Top 8 Finishers:

  1. Indiana – 2:59.70
  2. Cal – 3:01.56
  3. Texas – 3:01.58
  4. NC State – 3:03.25
  5. Louisville – 3:03.45
  6. USC – 3:04.25
  7. Missouri – 3:04.51
  8. Florida – 3:04.66

Indiana torched the second-fastest 400 medley relay in history, going 2:59.70 to blow out the field. Gabriel Fantoni led off in 45.25, but the real strength of the relay was Ian Finnerty‘s field-best 49.60 breaststroke leg. That’s within a tenth of the fastest 100 breast split in history, a 49.5 from Kevin Cordes.

Vini Lanza was 44.2 on fly, though he was out in a blazing 22.9. And Zach Apple anchored in 40.64, the best free split in the field.

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Jillian Jacobson

Great race to watch! Go IU!

Becky D

Vini Lanza was 44.2 on fly, though he was out in a blazing 22.9.
Is that first 50 split a typo?

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