Cal’s Ryan Murphy will chase his own NCAA and American Record in the 200 back after dominating the field with a 1:35.73 last season. Now a 2-time Olympic backstroke champion, Murphy will be swimming in his last ever NCAA Meet, and this could be the last time we see him focus on yards. If successful in defending his backstroke titles, Murphy will have 4-peated in both.
Cal’s Ryan Murphy headlines a loaded 100 back field that includes 9 of the top 25 fastest performers of all time.
Tonight’s action will feature a battle between ACC Record holder Hennessey Stuart and Championship Record holder Grigory Tarasevich in the 200 back, but Robert Owen may also challenge for the title in that event.
The final preliminary session of the 2017 men’s ACC Championships is upon us, with heats of four events followed by timed final heats of the 1650 free and qualifying rounds of platform diving. NC State has a commanding 100-point lead over Louisville, but competition is still very live for spots #3-#12.
The battle between the NC State and Virginia women came down to the very end of the meet on Saturday, as the Wolfpack secured victory by 6 points with their win in the 200 free relay.
Freshman Ky-Lee Perry impressed in the women’s sprints, setting a new Pool Record in the 50 free.
Georgia’s Melanie Margalis will be taking on a double this morning with swims in the 100 breast and 200 IM.
Japan’s Daiya Seto did not disappoint tonight, as he blew away the 400 IM field in a blistering 4:13.80.
The 2017 Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin continues today with the 200 free, 200 back, 50 free, and 400 IM.
While a few big invites are yet to come, namely the Georgia Fall Invite and Texas Invite, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 swimmers in each event from the invites that have been swum so far.
NC State distance standout Anton Ipsen finished out the 2016 NC State GAC Invitational with a blistering 14:39.63 to win the men’s 1650 free.
Day 3 prelims of the 2016 NC State GAC Invitational saw Wolfpack All-American Hennessey Stuart throw down a quick 1:40.04 to lead the men’s 200 back prelims.
Day 2 of the 2016 NC State GAC Invitational saw Tennessee Volunteers top the 400 IM on the women’s and men’s sides.
The Wolfpack distance crew got off to a strong start, with Anton Ipsen and Hannah Moore taking top seeds for finals in the 500 free.
Joseph Schooling gave Texas the lead after the fly leg of the 200 medley relay, but Ryan Held roared home in 18.8 to give NC State the victory.