2019 ART ADAMSON INVITE
- 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:
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.