Established IM stars like Kosuke Hagino and Chase Kalisz will be among those vying to fill the void left by the absence of the two men who have won the last seven world championships in the 200 IM.
Josh Prenot clocked 1:58.9 this morning in the 200 IM for a new meet and pool record at the Atlanta Classic.
Josh Prenot took the top seed in the men’s 100 breast at day 1 prelims of the Atlanta Classic.
2017 MEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday, March 22 – Saturday, March 25 IUPUI Natatorium – Indianapolis, IN Prelims 10AM/Finals 6PM (Eastern Time) Defending…
Tonight brings competition in the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 1-meter diving, and 400 medley relay.
NC State will look to build off their momentum from last night’s fantastic relay performance.
NC State missed the A final of the 400 medley relay while swimming an alternate lineup and gaining almost two seconds. Cal very nearly missed the final as well while swimming without Olympic champ Ryan Murphy.
A big blow to Cal: Matt Josa was disqualified out of prelims of the 200 IM after going a 1:41.50 that would have qualified him 6th for tonight’s final.
This morning, South Carolina’s Fynn Minuth, teammate Akaram Mahmoud, and Michigan’s Felix Auboeck all broke 4:10, but tonight they’ll be challenged by Townley Haas and Clark Smith, who have also been sub-4:10.
Watch NC State swim a 6:06.53 800 free relay, the swiftest time ever.
Texas will look to defend their title in tonight’s race, with 3 of Team USA’s Olympic gold medalists in the 800 free relay stepping up to the plate for the Longhorns: Townley Haas, Jack Conger, and Clark Smith.
Following day 1 finals at the 2017 Men’s NCAA Championships, the NC State Wolfpack leads the way after pulling off the upset in the 800 free relay.
If there was any doubt that NC State has evolved beyond just a talented sprint school, tonight eviscerated it. That’s because the Wolfpack themselves eviscerated the fastest time ever done in the 800 free relay to take an early team lead at NCAAs.
Cal’s Ryan Murphy headlines a loaded 100 back field that includes 9 of the top 25 fastest performers of all time.
Tonight’s action will feature a battle between ACC Record holder Hennessey Stuart and Championship Record holder Grigory Tarasevich in the 200 back, but Robert Owen may also challenge for the title in that event.