Produced by Coleman Hodges.
Reported by Jared Anderson.
200 FREE RELAY – FINALS
- NCAA Record: Auburn, 1:14.08
- American Record: Stanford, 1:15.26
- U.S. Open Record: Auburn, 1:14.08
Pool Record: NC State, 1:15.62
- 2015 Champion: Texas, 1:15.86
- Texas – 1:14.88
- NC State – 1:15.09
- Alabama – 1:16.16
The Texas Longhorns won their second relay of the weekend, posting a winning time of 1:14.88. NC State’s Ryan Held tried to run down John Murray down on the last leg, but ran out of room at the end, finishing with an 18.28 split. Brett Ringgold led off for Texas with a 19.07 split, followed by Joseph Schooling at 18.53, Jack Conger at 18.74, and Murray at 18.54.
NC State finished in second place at 1:15.09. Simonas Bilis lead off at 18.77, followed by Joe Bonk at 19.15,Andreas Schiellerup at 18.89, and Held at 18.28.
As fast as Held’s split was, it still doesn’t compare to Caeleb Dressel‘s lead off split. The sophomore broke his own pool record, besting his time from this morning with a time of 18.24. Florida went on to finish fourth, just behind Alabama. Of note in the team points battle: Cal moved up from the 8th spot to tie Florida for 4th, getting an 18.56 split from Ryan Murphy.
The team of Ali Khalafalla, Blake Pieroni, Anze Tavcar, and Sam Lorentz from Indiana won the B final with their time of 1:17.00.