Indiana head coach Ray Looze is one of the hottest coaches in the country thanks to success of the Hoosiers’ men’s, women’s, and pro groups.
In a shocking runaway of votes, SwimSwam voters overwhelmingly picked Caeleb Dressel’s 17.63 in the 50 free as the most impressive swim of men’s NCAAs. That that swim won the poll isn’t a surprise, but the winning margin might be. More than three-quarters of votes went to Dressel’s 50 – in fact, that event tallied ten times more votes than any of the other four events on the ballot.
The awards keep rolling in for Indiana men’s swimming and diving, as a trio of Hoosiers earned yearly Big Ten awards on Tuesday.
Hugo Gonzalez missed a pair of A-finals in the 200 & 400 IM after coming in as the #1 seed.
NCAA Messieurs 2018 jour 4 : Caeleb Dressel a gagné des batailles, et le Texas d’Eddie Reese a gagné la guerre
Une fois de plus, c’est Eddie Reese qui a gagné, Texas, à la onzième heure, ayant réussi à accumuler le plus de points. Malgré Dressel, Florida est seulement cinquième.
The 2018 men’s championships wrapped up last night so now it’s time to look at individual performances.
Indiana and Ian Finnerty lead the way heading into the final day, but they’ll have to hold off hard-charging Texas and Cal tonight to seal an upset NCAA team title.
Finnerty was the top seed in the 200 breast after prelims, and he stayed on top tonight to win in 1:50.17. That moves him up to #5 all-time.
Buckle up for what promises to be a thrilling last sesssion of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships.
18.00? Down. 43.00? Down. 40.00? This morning, Caeleb Dressel takes aim at the 40-second barrier as he heads up both the 100 free and Florida’s 400 free relay.
Cal’s Andrew Seliskar swam to a lifetime best in prelims of the 200 breast, qualifying 2nd only to Indiana’s Ian Finnerty.
We started with five viable NCAA contenders, and although the meet isn’t over ’til it’s over, we’re effectively down to three contenders, barring any miracles. Let’s take a look at day 4 scoring chances for Indiana, Texas and Cal.
Indiana’s Ian Finnerty might have the best second-25 in swimming. He powered away from the field over that lap and carried his speed through to the first sub-50 in breaststroking history at 49.69.
Indiana leads a brutally-close team battle, and also has several event title contenders tonight: among them Ian Finnerty (pictured) in the 100 breast and Blake Pieroni in the 200 free.
Watch Ian Finnerty race to a 49.69 100 breast on the third night of the 2018 Men’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.