NCAA Division I Top Times Heading Into First Round of 2019 Invites

by Robert Gibbs 10

November 19th, 2019 College, News

With the first round of fall invitational meets coming up this weekend, we at SwimSwam thought it would be helpful to give ours writers (and our readers) a handy at-a-glance chart of the top times in NCAA Division I swimming so far this season.

Times reflect the USA Swimming database as of the morning of Tuesday, November 19th.


Event Time Swimmer School
50 Free 21.96 Erika Brown Tennessee
100 Free 48.17 Erika Brown Tennessee
200 Free 1:45.51 Paige Madden Virginia
500 Free 4:38.67 Paige Madden Virginia
1000 Free 9:42.96 Kensey McMahon Alabama
1650 Free 16:12.35 Sophie Cattermole Louisville
100 Back 51.31 Beata Nelson Wisconsin
200 Back 1:52.49 Beata Nelson Wisconsin
100 Breast 59.55 Kate Douglass Virginia
200 Breast 2:07.92 Kate Douglass Virginia
100 Fly 51.12 Erika Brown Tennessee
200 Fly 1:55.09 Grace Oglesby Louisville
200 IM 1:55.15 Kate Douglass Virginia
400 IM 4:05.33 Calypso Sheridan Northwestern
200 Free Relay 1:29.08 Thompson, Hynes, Keil, Moderski Missouri
400 Free Relay 3:16.93 Dressel, Bates, Hillis, Garofalo Florida
800 Free Relay 7:08.89 Webb, Oeztuerk, Hetzer, Meynen Auburn
200 Medley Relay 1:35.87 Hynes, Winer, Thompson, Keil Missouri
400 Medley Relay 3:34.15 Schoof, Astashkina, Oglesby, Visscher Louisville



Event Time Swimmer School
50 Free 19.53 Blaise Vera Pittsburgh
100 Free 43.03 Daniel Krueger Texas
200 Free 1:34.08 Kieran Smith Florida
500 Free 4:18.46 Jack Walker Virginia
1000 Free 8:57.69 Zach Yeadon Notre Dame
1650 Free 14:56.04 Victor Johansson Southern Cal
100 Back 46.51 Joe Clark Virginia
200 Back 1:43.25 Nick Alexander Missouri
100 Breast 52.59 Max McHugh Minnesota
200 Breast 1:53.49 Reece Whitley Cal
100 Fly 45.98 Zheng Quah Cal
200 Fly 1:43.47 Zheng Quah Cal
200 IM 1:44.95 Mohamed Samy Indiana
400 IM 3:48.36 Casey Storch Virginia
200 Free Relay 1:18.34 Kibler, Rooney, Willenbring, Krueger Texas
400 Free Relay 2:53.56 Kovac, Leach, Dahlgren, Lima Missouri
800 Free Relay 6:40.68 Cury, Hill, Krawczyk, Thomas Missouri State
200 Medley Relay 1:26.20 Staka, Scheinfeld, Jiang, Krueger Texas
400 Medley Relay 3:10.96 Hein, Staver, Kovac, Lima Missouri

On the women’s side, Erika Brown of Tennessee and Kate Douglass of Virginia have three nation-leading times each. On the men’s side, Cal’s Zheng Quah is the only swimmer with more than one top time.

Most, although certainly not all, of the times came from swimmers who were “suited up,” whether at one of the early invites like the Trojan Invite or the SMU Classic, or from suiting up at dual meets. Either way, we’d expect that the leaderboard should look almost completely different in a few days, as many of our top-ranked teams will be competing and swimmers will be shooting for NCAA automatic qualifying times.

Finally, it’s worth noting that we’ve only listed official times here, and that we have some seen some faster times at a few teams’ intrasquad meets, including Maggie MacNeil’s 49.57 100 fly at Michigan’s impromptu intrasquad, and Daniel Krueger’s 41.99 100 free at the Texas Orange-White meet.

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3 years ago

Blaise was not suited for his 19.5 or 43.1

Reply to  EverybodyhatesChris
3 years ago

Ya mena he swan neckked????

3 years ago

When is Blaise Vera going to get a picture under “In this story”. He seems to be mentioned in almost every article and will be mentioned even more after the invites are over #stillontop

3 years ago

For a team that suited for every meet, Mizzou doesn’t have a lot of times on this list.

Reply to  uninformed
3 years ago

They have four of the eight relays that have been seriously contested by most teams. That’s pretty good.

Reply to  uninformed
3 years ago

wearing a suit doesn’t automatically make you the fastest in the country…

3 years ago

This time of year it should. Yikes

Reply to  Yikes
3 years ago

Except that, as the article says, many teams have suited up and taken a shot at top times.

Samuel Huntington
Reply to  Yikes
3 years ago

No it shouldn’t. Who on Mizzou is suddenly going to be faster than say Erika Brown or Beata Nelson solely because they put on a suit?

JP Input to Short
3 years ago

Ouch that 800 free relay for men is going to be destroyed.

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