2018 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 21 – Saturday, March 24
- Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center – Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Defending champion: Texas (3x) (results)
- Psych Sheet
- Live results
- Championship Central
- Live stream: Wednesday/Thursday Finals, All Prelims on BTN2GO; Friday/Saturday Finals on WatchESPN
Friday morning at the 2018 Men’s NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota brought prelims of the 200 free. NC State’s Justin Ress, member of the record-breaking champion 800 free relay, was slated to swim in heat 4 this morning. When swimmers lined up behind the blocks, however, Ress was absent. Since he opted out of this event, Ress will likely swim all 5 relays for the Wolfpack at this meet.
Ress was NC State’s highest seeded man in the individual 200 free. He entered the meet as the 6th seed. In the 800 free relay, Ress anchored the team to victory, running down Indiana with a blistering 1:30.77 split. He anchored in 40.82 to help the Wolfpack to a 2nd place finish in the 400 medley relay last night. Ress also helped NC State to 2nd in the 200 free relay with a quick 18.31 on the 2nd leg.
His remaining individual swim is the 100 free tomorrow. He’ll also probably swim both the 200 medley relay today and the 400 free relay tomorrow.
Teammate Jacob Molacek will also likely swim all 5 relays after scratching prelims of the 100 breast. He was seeded 31st in that race, so it shouldn’t impact their scoring projections.