The story of this year’s NCAA championships was the performance of Cal’s sophomores.
Cal won the NCAA title last weekend, and they were good enough that they look like early favorites for next year too.
Texas’s John Shebat blasted a huge front half to lead the 200 back field, hurting near the end but hanging on and holding off teammate and defending champ Austin Katz by a hair at the wall
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.
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
SwimSwam’s Jack Spitser was on deck to capture all of the prelims excitement on the final day of competition.
Cal’s Andrew Seliskar has always been a versatile force to be reckoned with, but until 2 days ago, he had never won an individual NCAA title.
The big showdown of the day is probably Andrew Seliskar vs. Ian Finnerty in the 200 breast. Seliskar is 2-for-2 in wins and the favorite for Swimmer of the Meet, but needs to avenge a loss to Finnerty last year to remain perfect in his individuals this week.
Cal’s Daniel Carr took advantage of a re-swim in the 100 backstroke after meet officials failed to remove his wedge at the 50 mark this morning
Ian Finnerty clocked one of the fastest breaststroke splits in history to help the Indiana Hoosiers get under the 3:00 mark in tonight’s 400 medley relay
NC State, Texas and Cal have almost endless options for 400 medley relay lineups tonight. We try to puzzle out the options between sessions.
SwimSwam’s Jack Spitser was on deck to capture all of the Wednesday night atmosphere.
The Texas Longhorns came out strong tonight, but they weren’t the only ones.
Townley Haas’s 1:29.66 anchor was the first time in history anyone has gone under 1:30 with a relay start.
The reigning 100 backstroke champion returns as NC State’s Coleman Stewart is the top seed heading into NCAAs.