Friday night will feature finals for the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 medley relay.
Five teams are within 16 and a half points of one another for the NCAA crown at the moment, with today’s meet-high 7-event prelims session holding perhaps the most valuable key to securing a team championship.
It’s been a night of Florida domination, with 50 frees of 17.81 and 17.63 from Caeleb Dressel, a 200 IM win from Jan Switkowski and a national title in the 200 free relay.
Watch Florida’s Jan Switkowski & NC State’s Andreas Vazaios throw down a pair of 1:39s in the 200 IM on the 2nd night of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships.
In a massive surge of IM performances, this year’s NCAA Championships produced 5 of the fastest 11 200 IMers in history.
Tonight, it was Florida’s Jan Switkowski taking over, as he put up a 1:39.54 to become the 3rd fastest performer ever. Behind him, NC State’s Vazaios also broke 1:40 in 1:39.97 to become #4.
Indiana’s Blake Pieroni moved up all the way up to the top in the all-time rankings as the leadoff member of his squad, clocking in at 1:29.63 to become the first man ever to break 1:30.
NC State posted a blistering 6:05.31 to crack the NCAA Record and win the title.
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.
A fully healthy and on-form Shebat would be a slight favorite to win this race, but with questions looming about his injury, it brings him back to the field.
Joseph Schooling will be looking to recapture the 200 fly NCAA title crown in his senior year.
NC State has all but wrapped up its 4th-straight ACC title, but there should still be plenty of exciting swimming on the final night of the 2018 ACC championships.
UVA will be looking to ride the momentum off of Ted Schubert’s 3:39 400 IM time trial last night at the final morning the ACC 2018 championships.
Our top spot has gone back and forth between Cal and Texas all year, and this edition is no exception as the two trade their ranks from our most recent rankings.
NC State All-American Justin Ress battled closely with teammates Coleman Stewart (1:36.75) and Jacob Molacek (1:36.89) in the 200 free, coming from behind with a 24.66 on the final split to win it in 1:36.61.