Shaine Casas Becomes #7 All-Time Performer With 1:38.21 200 Back

by Spencer Penland 5

November 23rd, 2019 College, News, Previews & Recaps, SEC


  • Thursday, November 21 – Saturday, November 23, 2019
  • Texas A&M Natatorium, College Station, Texas
  • Prelims 10 AM / Finals 6 PM (U.S. Central Time)
  • Prelims Long Course Meters (LCM) format
  • Finals Short Course Yards (SCY) format
  • Live results

Shaine Casas continued his fantastic weekend at College Station, racing to a huge new PR in the 200 back after clocking a 1:57.70 LCM in prelims. In finals, Casas kicked it up a notch, speeding to a 1:38.21 to win the event by 4 seconds. The time marked a substantial drop for Casas, who came into the night with a personal best of 1:39.84, which he swam at SECs last season. Casas’ performance tonight vaulted him into the all-time top 10 NCAA performers list, landing him all the way up at 7th.

Here is the current list of all-time top 10 performers in the 200 back:

1 Ryan Murphy 1:35.73
2 John Shebat 1:36.42
3 Austin Katz 1:36.45
4 Tyler Clary 1:37.58
5 Ryan Lochte 1:37.68
6 Patrick Mulcare 1:37.80
7 Shaine Casas 1:38.21
8 Drew Teduits 1:38.28
9 Bryce Mefford 1:38.48
10 Jacob Pebley 1:38.50

Ryan Murphy holds the NCAA Record with that 1:35.73, that no other swimmer has come within half a second of – yet. Of the active NCAA swimmers on this list, Casas is now 2nd, behind only Austin Katz. Still, Katz has nearly 2 full seconds over Casas at this point. Interestingly, Casas came home faster on the last 50 tonight than Katz did at NCAAs when he swam his 1:36.45. Casas was 24.95 at the end, compared to 25.13 from Katz.


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There should be an asterisk for rubber body suits. Apples and oranges don’t belong on the same list of rankings.


The only rubber suit is Clary, and he holds a faster LCM time than Murphy

Go faster

I expect more

Go faster

Rematch from Long-course NATs coming in March. Let’s see who wants it more.

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