The men’s 100 back continues to be one of the most competitive events in the U.S.
Veronica Burchill swam a lifetime best in the 200 free on Saturday after doing the same in the 400 on Friday.
The men’s 100 back was anyone’s race; the difference between the top and eighth seed was a mere 0.22 seconds.
Hugo Gonzalez missed a pair of A-finals in the 200 & 400 IM after coming in as the #1 seed.
NC State broke their own U.S. Open, NCAA, and American Records in the 400 free relay tonight to close out the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships.
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.
In what was easily the closest race of these championships so far, NC State’s Coleman Stewart had the outside smoke, coming from lane 1 to win the event in 44.58
NC State will likely move in Coleman Stewart on their 400 free relay after going the fastest time in history in the prelims.
NC State broke all the records, becoming the first team to get below 2:45 in the 400 free relay in this morning’s prelims of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Division I Swimming & Diving Championships.
We try to put record-breaking swims by Dressel and Finnerty into context, along with some other thoughts from the third day of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships.
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.
NC State wasn’t able to get their 2nd relay victory of the meet, but they did set a new American Record in their 2nd place finish in the 200 free 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.