Alvin Jiang didn’t wait long after transferring from UNC to make a splash with Texas, throwing down a 43.8 fly split that ranks among the fastest of all time.
After his nation-leading 4:12.17 in the 500 free during prelims, Arizona’s Brooks Fail will test that mark in tonight’s final.
With a flurry of mid-season invites coming up this week, here’s a quick snapshot of the top times in NCAA Division I so far this season.
Longhorn Daniel Krueger has been swimming fast all season, and he became the first man to hit 43.0 this season today at the IU-Louisville-Texas tri meet.
Kelly Pash and Maxime Rooney each doubled for Texas, as both the Longhorn men and women defeated Indiana and Louisville in LCM action in Bloomington.
The Longhorns bookended the meet with nation-leading relay performances, ultimately winning all except two events behind strong underclassmen showings.
In the 200 fly, Pash roared to a 1:55.67 to win the event by 3 seconds and drop over a second from last weekend’s personal best.
Pash got the ball rolling early, speeding to a 1:46.42 in the 200 free.
Texas sophomore Daniel Krueger, the top 100 free returner from last year’s NCAAs, became the first man in the still-young season to go (unofficially) sub-42.
The top two teams are clear. Everything after that… completely unpredictable. Our five voters take an opening shot at preseason Power Rankings.
The NCAA swim season is upon us, and it’s time for a time-honored tradition: SwimSwam’s staff predicting NCAA event champions half a year out.
We’ll see a Worlds team member in the men’s 200 fly as Justin Wright will be in the mix, but teenage star Luca Urlando looks like the man to beat in this one.
Today’s morning session begins with heats of the 200 fly and 100 free, and timed finals of the women’s 800 free and men’s 1500 free.
Worlds is over. Take a breath. Did you take a breath? OK, good. Now it’s time for the 2019 U.S. Nationals, where all eyes will be on Ryan Lochte’s return.
Licon only swam one other event at the meet – the 200 breast, where he stunned with an impressive 2:08.