18.00? Down. 43.00? Down. 40.00? This morning, Caeleb Dressel takes aim at the 40-second barrier as he heads up both the 100 free and Florida’s 400 free relay.
NC State will likely move in Coleman Stewart on their 400 free relay after going the fastest time in history in the prelims.
We started with five viable NCAA contenders, and although the meet isn’t over ’til it’s over, we’re effectively down to three contenders, barring any miracles. Let’s take a look at day 4 scoring chances for Indiana, Texas and Cal.
Friday night will feature finals for the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 medley relay.
Cal could swap Justin Lynch to fly on the 400 medley relay, throwing in Ryan Hoffer or Michael Jensen as they seek to run down Indiana for the NCAA title.
As we tick down the days to the 2018 Men’s NCAA Championships, keep track of all our event-by-event previews and winner picks here.
The Texas men set a new American Record in the 800 free relay at the first night of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships.
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.
There are several men in contention for the title. Four of them are Longhorns. Austin Katz is the top seed, but Harvard’s Dean Farris has also been sub-1:39 this season.
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.
Hugo Gonzalez est un rare étudiant de première année à se positionner en tête de liste (et sur deux épreuves, s’il vous plait).
Texas freshman Evie Pfeifer is seeking her 3rd title of the meet in the 1650 free.
Tate Jackson dropped a second from his personal best with 41.42 to set a new Big 12 Conference record in this morning’s 100 free prelims.
Among the swimmers to watch out for tonight on the men’s side are Texas All-Americans Joseph Schooling (100 fly), Jonathan Roberts (400 IM), and Townley Haas (200 free).
Texas freshman Austin Katz isn’t turning heads just with his fast swimming in his first ever conference championship