2019 ART ADAMSON INVITE
- Thursday, November 21 – Saturday, November 23, 2019
- Texas A&M Natatorium, College Station, Texas
- Prelims 10 AM / Finals 6 PM (U.S. Central Time)
- Prelims Long Course Meters (LCM) format
- Finals Short Course Yards (SCY) format
- Live results
Texas A&M sophomore Shaine Casas is now the 7th-fastest 100 yard backstroker in history, jumping one spot ahead of 4-time Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers in the all-time rankings.
Swimming on Friday evening at the 2019 Art Adamson Invitational in his home pool, Casas swam a 44.48 in the 100 yard back final.
Casas’ previous best time was a 45.94 at last year’s SEC Championship meet. He wound up not swimming that race at NCAAs individually, instead switching to the 100 fly as his day 3 event.
This summer, at the US National Championships, Casas won the national title in long course with a 52.72. That also ranks him as the 7th-fastest American in the history of the event.
The only swimmer who has ever been faster in the 100 yard backstroke as a teenager is Ryan Murphy, who swam 44.17 at the 2015 NCAA National Championships. Murphy is also the current World Record holder in the 100 long course meter backstroke.
All-Time Fastest Men, 100 Yard Backstroke
- Ryan Murphy, Cal – 43.49
- Dean Farris, Harvard – 43.66
- Coleman Stewart, NC State – 43.98
- Nick Thoman, SwimMAC Carolina – 44.07
- Mark Nikolaev, Grand Canyon – 44.33
- John Shebat, Texas – 44.35
- Shaine Casas, Texas A&M – 44.48
- Matt Grevers, Tucson Ford – 44.49
- Connor Oslin, Alabama – 44.56
- Ryan Lochte, Florida – 44.60