Patrick Mulcare Describes 1:38 200 Back with Full Beard (Video)

Reported by Robert Gibbs.



  1. Patrick Mulcare, USC, 1:38.91
  2. Ryan Harty, Texas, 1:39.54
  3. Dean Farris, Harvard, 1:40.92

Patrick Mulcare of USC swam over a second faster than he did this morning to take the win with a 1:38.91, making him the first man under 1:39 this season.

Texas’s Ryan Harty took 2nd in 1:39.54. That’s well under last year’s NCAA invite time of 1:41.18, although Harty probably already had his invited locked down with his times in the 100 back earlier this week. Harty’s teammates Jeff Newkirk and Josh Artmann, both of whom swam this event at last season’s NCAAs, took 4th and 5th with times of 1:41.32 and 1:41.46.

Dean Farris was the 3rd-place finisher, touching in 1:40.92.

Wisconsin’s Cam Tyson took 6th in 1:42.20, while Stanford men placed 7th and 8th, with Patrick Conaton touching in 1:43.11 and Alex Boratto touching in 1:43.22.

Jason Park of Texas went 1:42.30 out of the C-final, almost a four second improvement on his prelims time of 1:46.10.

Neither Austin Katz, last year’s NCAA champion, nor John Shebat, the 2017 NCAA runner-up swam tonight after placing 2nd and 5th in prelims. Shebat has his NCAA invite secured thanks to his 200 IM time trial Wednesday night. Katz’t time of 1:40.55 from this morning is over half a second faster than last season’s invite time, but with the way we’ve seen those invited times get faster and faster over the past few years, shaving a few more tenths off of that time from this morning would probably be a good idea.

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3 years ago

Is there a video of the swim

3 years ago

Dean ‘the legend’ Farris thought they were doing a 200 back warm-up so he didn’t push it… 😉

Reply to  Leedo
3 years ago

Those bricks that they strapped to him before the race really weighed him down.

Reply to  Leedo
3 years ago

LOL , love this one

3 years ago

“The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.”

3 years ago

hope to see him go 1:35 at NCAAS

3 years ago

Dude reminds me of PewDiePie

Reply to  iLikePsych
3 years ago

Hopefully he stays away from the racial slurs.

Little Peter
3 years ago

What a well spoken and down-to-earth young man. Funny after all this time I’ve never heard of the lad!

3 years ago

Bossanova easily claims the first post on this epic beard article.

Reply to  Bossanova
3 years ago

u can now grow your own special end of the year Beard 😂

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