2022 TENNESSEE INVITATIONAL
- November 17-19, 2022
- Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center, Knoxville, Tenn.
- SCY (25 yards)
- Start Times: Prelims – 10 am / Finals – 6 pm (ET)
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- Psych Sheets
- Live Stream (ESPN)
- Live Results
- Dual Meet Scoring (9-4-3-2-1)
- Day 1 Finals Recap
- Day 2 Prelims Recap
- Day 2 Finals Recap
- Day 3 Prelims Recap
- Day 3 Finals Recap
On Saturday at the 2022 Tennessee Invite, Tennessee freshman Gui Caribe swam a new personal best time of 41.44 in the 100 free to become the second-fastest Division I freshman in the history of the event. The only swimmer who has been faster than Caribe as a freshman is his teammate Jordan Crooks, who swam a 41.16 in his freshman year last season. Crooks was also the only swimmer who beat Caribe on Saturday, as he finished first in the race with a time of 41.29.
Notably, the two fastest freshmen in the history of the 100 free are now both Tennessee international swimmers, as Crooks comes from the Cayman Islands and Caribe is from Brazil.
ALL-TIME FASTEST NCAA DIVISION I FRESHMEN IN THE MEN’S 100 YARD FREE:
- Jordan Crooks, Tennessee- 41.16 (2022)
- Gui Caribe, Tennessee- 41.44 (2022)
- Jimmy Feigen (2009)/Danny Krueger (2019), Texas- 41.49
- Matt King, Alabama (2021)/Rafael Miroslaw, Indiana (2022)– 41.63
- Bjoern Seeliger, Cal- 41.65 (2021)
- Josh Liendo, Florida- 41.70 (2022)
- Adam Chaney, Florida- 41.74 (2021)
- Brooks Curry, LSU- 41.81 (2020)
- Matt Brownstead, UVA- 41.87(2021)
- Vlad Morozov, USC- 41.88 (2011)
Coming into college, Caribe held a long course personal best of 48.71 in the 100 free and was a Brazilian age group record holder, but he was a relatively unknown recruit. He started attracting attention as soon as he began racing as a Volunteer, turning heads when he clocked an unsuited 42.81 at a dual meet against Louisville and a 41.96 relay split against NC State. Then, when he suited up for the first time this season at the Tennessee invite, he dropped nearly a second off his PB and went 41.91 in prelims before swimming a 41.44 in finals.
Caribe still has the rest of the 2022-23 season to get a shot at Crooks’ freshman record. As you can see from the splits below, Caribe was 0.17 seconds slower than Crooks on the first 50 and 0.1 seconds slower on the second 50, meaning he will have to either improve both his front and back half or go more “all-out” in one part of his race in order to get a shot at beating Crooks’ time.
|Gui Caribe, 2022 Tennessee Invite||Jordan Crooks, 2022 NCAA Championships|
Earlier at the Tennessee Invite, Caribe dipped under 19 seconds in the 50 free to go 18.91, becoming the fourth-fastest freshman in the history of that event. Crooks also holds the freshman record in the 50 free with a time of 18.53.