Shaine Casas Explodes in 200 Back for 1:36.54, Shoots up to #4 All-Time (Video)

by Robert Gibbs 5

October 17th, 2020 College, News

Texas, Texas A&M, Southern Methodist University

  • October 16-17, 2020
  • Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, Austin, TX
  • 25 yards
  • Unscored
  • Live Results (Also on Meet Mobile as “2020 ST TEX First Chance Meet”)
  • Day 1 Results

Texas A&M junior Shaine Casas continued to roll Saturday morning in Austin, dropping a 1:36.54 in the 200 back that moves him to #4 all-time. That’s his first time under 1:37, with his previous best being a 1:37.20. That time had him ranked #6 all time, but his swim today jumped him ahead of Ryan Lochte, who held the record in this event until Ryan Murphy broke in 2015.

Place Swimmer Time
1 Ryan Murphy 1:35.73
2 John Shebat 1:36.42
3 Austin Katz 1:36.45
4 Shaine Casas 1:36.54
5 Ryan Lochte 1:36.81
6 Tyler Clary 1:37.58
7 Coleman Stewart 1:37.71
8 Patrick Mulcare 1:37.80
9 Daniel Carr 1:37.87
9 Arkady Vyatchanin 1:37.87

Of the three men ahead of him, only Austin Katz is still competing in the NCAA. Katz, a Longhorn, appeared to be entered in the 100 fly and 200 fly this weekend, but hasn’t swam either event.

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11 months ago

Where is Austin Katz? Didn’t want to race this weekend?

Reply to  Buckeyeboy
11 months ago

I’m guessing he didn’t rest like some of his teammates and he & the coaches didn’t want to give Shaine a mental edge over him before NCAAs, but I could be totally off.

Reply to  JCO
11 months ago

If he is thinking like that, Casas already has the advantage mentally

11 months ago

How long are this dudes arms? looks like he’s grabbing water from the bottoms of the pool. I’m very excited for this kids future

11 months ago

We could potentially be seeing 3 NCAA records this year,100 bk,200 bk, and even 2 IM