It’s been one of the finest single-meet performances in NCAA history for Florida’s Caeleb Dressel, and it’s no surprise he was honored with his third-straight CSCAA Swimmer of the Year award.
Indiana and Ian Finnerty lead the way heading into the final day, but they’ll have to hold off hard-charging Texas and Cal tonight to seal an upset NCAA team title.
The 200 fly was shaping up to be a close one, but NC State’s Andreas Vazaios remained on top as the only swimmer to break 1:39 in the final.
Watch Caeleb Dressel blast a 39.90 100 free, becoming the first man to break 40.
Finnerty was the top seed in the 200 breast after prelims, and he stayed on top tonight to win in 1:50.17. That moves him up to #5 all-time.
Florida’s Caeleb Dressel has been smashing barriers all week. Dressel, a senior, set out to make history individually one last time for the Gators in tonight’s 100 free final.
With a tight team battle in the works, Texas freshman Austin Katz came up clutch in tonight’s 200 back.
That was a lifetime best by Ipsen, blowing away his former best 14:31.21 from the 2018 ACC Championships.
Blasting to the front of the pack during the breaststroke leg and surging home with a killer instinct on free, Devine’s 3:35.29 ultimately obliterated the field by three seconds.
She is now the 16th-fastest American, ever, in the 100 yard back, and the 20th-fastest female swimmer, ever.
True Sweetser is the fastest of all milers racing this afternoon prior to the fastest heat at finals.
With one day of racing to go, it’s still Indiana leading team points. They are 19 points up on Texas and 33.5 ahead of Cal, with NC State and Florida mostly relegated to fighting for the 3-5 spots tomorrow
18.00? Down. 43.00? Down. 40.00? This morning, Caeleb Dressel takes aim at the 40-second barrier as he heads up both the 100 free and Florida’s 400 free relay.
In what was easily the closest race of these championships so far, NC State’s Coleman Stewart had the outside smoke, coming from lane 1 to win the event in 44.58
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