Liendo swam his first-ever yards competition today, where he went a 19.69 50 free, 48.06 100 fly, 20.70 50 fly relay split, and 44.38 100 free relay split.
Despite incurring significant losses, the Florida men have reloaded and appear poised to repeat as the third-place team at NCAAs for the third year in a row.
Hillis was second in the 100 breast at 2021 NCAAs and finished sixth in the event this past March. He also was 14th in the 200 breast at 2022 NCAAs.
Bobby Finke’s 100 NCAA points helped push the Florida Gators to the top of the 2018 recruiting class scoring rankings after four seasons.
Kieran Smith was the 11th-ranked recruit back in 2018 but emerges as the top scorer in his high school class after four seasons in the NCAA.
A full recap of the results, records and top point scorers from the 2022 Men’s NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Championships.
Minnesota’s Max McHugh has a great shot at Ian Finnerty’s all-time record in the 100 breast tonight at the Men’s NCAA Championships.
On night one of men’s NCAAs, both the NCAA records in the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay were broken by Florida and Texas respectivley.
Florida beat Texas on relay exchanges by almost double the margin that they did overall en route to their NCAA record-breaking 200 medley relay.
That didn’t take long. Florida and Texas swam under the old US Open Record, while Cal and NC State tied in the penultimate heat, for four sub-1:22 swims.
The Texas Longhorns will be swimming for their second-straight title in the 400 medley relay, but on a new night in the schedule.
Minnesota superstar Max McHugh won both breaststroke events at last year’s NCAA Championships.
McHugh’s sights are assuredly set on breaking the 50-second barrier, which would make him just the 2nd swimmer in history to do so.
Louisville made program history last year, winning their first ever NCAA relay title by taking this race with a 1:22.11.
Wesley Ng posted a 45.73 in the 100 backstroke in prelims on Sunday to rank him #20 in the NCAA this year. This moves him up from his #26 time on Saturday.