16-year-old Ellesmere Titan Charlie Hutchison put up a powerful performance in the men’s 400m IM last night at the 2019 British Swimming Championships.
It’s a tale of two classes for the men: the current junior class has been pretty lackluster, especially among our top-20 ranked recruits. But the current sophomores, led by #1 recruit Ryan Hoffer of Cal, have been outstanding through two years.
Our recruiting class ranks for the current crop of graduating seniors, all the way back in 2015: #1 Texas, #2 Cal, #3 USC. How did those classes (and the rest of our top 12) turn out after four years? And what would a revised top 12 list look like? We have the answers – and the data – here.
Just how close did #1 Andrew Seliskar and #2 Townley Haas end up over their careers? And you might be shocked to know just how many developmental sprint talents flourished from outside our top 20 ranks in the boy’s high school class of 2015.
After winning the 2019 NCAA Championships, California swept the Pac-12 swimming postseason honors. In diving, Stanford claimed all three postseason awards.
Two of the better predictions revolved around John Shebat in his non-backstroke events.
Five more Texas pool records were broken on the final day of the 2019 Men’s NCAA Championships, leaving only four records untouched after the four days of competition.
This year was all about 2nd chances for 1st times
Cal’s Andrew Seliskar paced himself comfortably for the first 100, then turned on the jets and cruised by Indiana’s Ian Finnerty for the win in 1:48.70
The highlight might be the 200 breast, where 200 IM/200 free champ Andrew Seliskar goes up against 100 breast champ (and defending 200 breast champ) Ian Finnerty of Indiana.
Andrew Seliskar and the California Golden Bears are your winners of the 2019 Men’s NCAA Championships
Andrew Seliskar of Cal is now the 3rd fastest performer in the 200 breast all-time, earning his perfect 3-for-3 meet his senior year.
Cal senior Andrew Seliskar has been named the CSCAA Swimmer of the Year for 2019 after winning all three of his individual events.
Cal head coach Dave Durden was named this year’s CSCAA Men’s Division I Swimming Coach of the Year after the Golden Bears broke a four year Texas winning streak.
Night 4 at defied expectations. There was only one place in the top 4 in any of the 5 individual events that was picked correctly by more than 50% of entries