Fiona Muir of Emory lowered the 50 free meet record in prelims by nearly two tenths in 22.48.
Emory’s Oliver Smith broke the NCAA D3 Record in the 50 free prelims in 19.37.
The 4 fastest men in history, led by Townley Haas in the all-time rankings, will face off at the Men’s NCAA Championships.
The 2018 NCAA Championships should culminate in duel between NC State and Texas that could see the 2:45 mark broken in the 400 free relay.
Denison dominated the first day of heats at 2018 NCAA Division III Championships, putting at least 2 swimmers in the championship finals of each of the individual events, and 3 in the 500 free.
Defending champion Oliver Smith of Emory took down the NCAA Division III record in the 50 free, going 19.37 to win the final heat on Wednesday morning.
Emory junior Fiona Muir took a big .21 chunk out of the NCAA Division III Record and Championship Record with 22.48 in the penultimate heat of women’s 50 freestyle on Wednesday morning.
While NC State and Texas are 2 of the top teams battling for the title tonight, the Florida Gators are bringing in a team that could be hard to beat.
The Kenyon women are hoping to challenge Emory’s streak at Division III Women’s Championships.
Kenyon freshman Crile Hart took 1.4 seconds off her seed time to demolish the NCAA Division III record in the women’s 200 IM with 1:58.29 in prelims on Wednesday morning.
There are several men in contention for the title. Four of them are Longhorns. Austin Katz is the top seed, but Harvard’s Dean Farris has also been sub-1:39 this season.
Caeleb Dressel and the Florida Gators come in as the top seed in the 200 medley relay.
Emma Waddell of Williams is top seed in the women’s 50 free on Day 1 of the 2018 NCAA Division III Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships.
Bouke Edskes (MIT) is one of the favorites in the men’s 200 IM on Day 1 of the 2018 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships.
The Mason Manta Rays team of Carson Foster, Jake Foster, Jacob McDonald, and Adam Chaney went 1:26.27 to take down the 15-18 200 medley relay NAG on night 1 of the 2018 TYR Junior National Cup.