We could have four of five repeat winners from 2018 in individual events today… but not many of them look like sure things. Indiana’s Ian Finnerty is probably the best bet, after going 49.60 on his 100 breast split last night.
Tonight’s 100 back final could see the 2nd man to ever break 44 seconds, as Dean Farris, Coleman Stewart, and John Shebat all prepare to race for the title.
Minnesota freshman Max McHugh swim the fourth fastest time in history this morning in the 100 breaststroke
Indiana torched the second-fastest 400 medley relay in history, going 2:59.70 to blow out the field.
Ian Finnerty clocked one of the fastest breaststroke splits in history to help the Indiana Hoosiers get under the 3:00 mark in tonight’s 400 medley relay
Coleman Stewart and Mark Nikolaev led off their medley relays in big-time swims of 44.32 and 44.49, respectively, in this morning’s prelims.
In their last collegiate races, senior studs Andrew Seliskar and Ian Finnerty will duke it out for the second time in the 200 breast.
As we tick down the days to the 2019 Men’s NCAA Championships, keep track of all our event-by-event previews and winner picks here.
Ian Finnerty already broke the 50-second barrier in the 100 breast, and is the clear favorite, but Carsten Vissering will face four freshman in the battle for second place.
While competing on day 3 of the 2019 Chinese Nationals, Yan Zibei scored a new National Record in the men’s 50m breaststroke.
Ryan Hoffer and the Cal Bears will be in the mix in a tight 200 medley relay field
NC State senior Andreas Vazaios is the fastest returner in the men’s 200 IM field – the only competitor with a lifetime best under 1:40.
Indiana looks just as strong as last year in this event, and they will be gunning for their 2nd-straight win.
Cal senior Andrew Seliskar will once again switch up his NCAA lineup, this time dropping the 400 IM for the 200 free on Day 3.
The Biggest news coming into this morning is that Andrew Seliskar will not be swimming the 400 IM, and rather is opting for the 200 free today.