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.
Dean Farris posted a time of 41.00 in the 100 free prelims to become the fifth fastest performer in history.
NC State, Texas and Cal have almost endless options for 400 medley relay lineups tonight. We try to puzzle out the options between sessions.
Daniel Krueger won the 100 free on Saturday, touching just .02 seconds off his time trial time from day 1
Defending NCAA Champion Austin Katz will swim the 200 back on Saturday evening at Big 12s.
Texas’ Sam Pomajevich will try and lock down his NCAA invite status in the men’s 200 fly on Saturday.
Will Townley Haas have another big drop in Friday night’s finals in the 200 free?
Texas freshman Alex Zettle had the best swim in prelims on Thursday at the Big 12 Championships. Will he beat Townley Haas for the title in finals? Or will the defending NCAA Champion find some extra speed for the evening session?
A pair of Texas Longhorns, Max Holter (above) and Daniel Krueger, are likely now in for the NCAA Championships. Several other swimmers improved their bubble status on Wednesday as well.
The Wolfpack men easily handled the Longhorns and Wildcats in Austin Friday.
Texas senior Tate Jackson had a great swim in the 100 free, winning it in 49.20, which is the third-best time amongst Americans this season.
Aly Tetzloff came up big for Auburn, winning the 50 free and 100 fly, as well as providing a quick split on the 400 fre relay.