For the second time in a week, a Pac-12 athlete has broken the hallowed 1:40 barrier in an event some though was impossible. Then: Missy Franklin in the 200 free. Now: David Nolan in the 200 IM.
Texas sophomore Will Licon blasted to the top seed in the 200 IM, part of a big morning for the Texas Longhorns.
Last year Auburn claimed the title of the top team in the 4×100 freestyle relay, but with two seniors gone from their roster the race is a lot more competitive than ever before.
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Simonas Bilis (above) will try to lead the NC State Wolfpack to their first-ever NCAA relay title in the 200 freestyle relay.
Chuck Katis will need to come up big again for the Cal Bears to have a shot at repeating as NCAA Champions
2015 NCAA MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS 100 Freestyle NCAA record: 40.76 — Vlad Morozov (USC) – 03/30/2013 American record: 41.08— Nathan Adrian…
The 200 freestyle opened up a little bit this season with swimmers such as Joao De Lucca, Michael Wynalda, and Frank Dyer graduating, giving Southern California senior Cristian Quintero an open run at an NCAA title.
The three swimmers above all return from the Trojans’ title-winning 800 free relay last year in hopes to defend their crown.
USC’s Cristian Quintero earned one final year of eligibilty and returns to defend his 2014 NCAA title in the 500 freestyle.
Cristian Quintero won his third event as the Trojans battled their way from second place to their first conference title in 36 years.
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Steven Stumphs breakthrough weekend was a big reason why USC pulled off the 9-point win over Stanford.
Sophomore Steven Stumph had a breakthrough 200 breaststroke on a huge morning for the USC Trojans.
On a big night for defending champs, USC’s Cristian Quintero became the first man to sweep the 200 and 500 free titles in three consectuive seasons at the Pac-12 Championships.
Congratulations to Stanford’s David Nolan, the new American record holder and U.S. Open record holder in the men’s 200 IM (1:40.07).