Felix Auboeck Explains Mental Shift From Devastating 500 to NCAA Champion (Video)

2019 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Reported by Jared Anderson.

1650 FREESTYLE – FINAL HEAT – TIMED FINALS

  • NCAA Record: Clark Smith, Texas (2017) – 14:22.41
  • American Record: Zane Grothe, Unattached (2017) – 14:18.25
  • U.S. Open Record: Zane Grothe, Unattached (2017) – 14:18.25
  • Meet Record: Clark Smith, Texas (2017) – 14:22.41
  • 2018 Champion: Anton Ipsen, NC State – 14:24.43

Top 8 Finishers:

  1. Felix Auboeck, Michigan – 14:23.09
  2. Michael Brinegar, Indiana – 14:27.50
  3. Nick Norman, Cal – 14:32.12
  4. Sean Grieshop, Cal – 14:35.82
  5. Brendan Casey, Virginia – 14:38.42
  6. Marcelo Acosta, Louisville – 14:38.92
  7. True Sweetser, Stanford – 14:39.07
  8. Walker Higgins, Georgia – 14:39.52

Michigan’s Felix Auboeck bounced back from a rough 500 free in the best way possible: he swam a gutsy, strong 1650 free, sticking right at NCAA record pace to win by four seconds. Auboeck was 14:23.09 – six seconds faster than his runner-up time last year, and two tenths off his lifetime-best, put up in another runner-up performance back in 2017. Auboeck’s best time ranks him 3rd all-time in the event.

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googoodoll
1 year ago

Or “I stopped listening to Coach Bottom”

small bird
Reply to  googoodoll
1 year ago

Whats the deal with coach Bottom? obviously has great credentials, having coached Ervin, Cavic, GHJ back in the day. Does anyone have any insight?

William Wallace
1 year ago

Such a kind and genuine person. Happy for his results.

Steve Nolan
1 year ago

In a meet full of great things, that may have been the highlight.

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