Kieran Smith appears set to lead the US men in this event through the rest of the quad, potentially surrounded by a mix of Olympians and NCAA stars.
Two-time defending NCAA Champion in the 100 breast Max McHugh had as good of a shot as anyone as cracking the top two in that race at next week’s Trials.
With Jake Mitchell out of the meet, Carson Foster, who confirmed he would swim the event, could be the second ‘A’ cut that Team USA is looking for.
A full recap of the results, records and top point scorers from the 2022 Men’s NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Championships.
After nearly breaking the pool record in prelims, Georgia’s Matt Sates comes in as the top qualifier in the 500 free with a 4:08.73.
Georgia freshman Matthew Sates broke the meet record and pool record in the 500 free, winning with 4:06.61.
Hobson, who finished third in the 500 free at NCAAs, broke the 17-18 National Age Group record for the third time overall.
Destin Lasco and Leon Marchand will battle head-to-head in tonight’s 200 IM after swimming two of the four-fastest times ever in this morning’s prelims.
The Longhorns are projected to score over 100 points in just three events on Thursday at the Men’s NCAA Championships in Atlanta.
Georgia sophomore Jake Magahey comes in as the defending champion, but only the fourth seed, in this morning’s 500 free prelims.
Sates swam a new personal best of 4:08.73, dipping under 4:09 for the first time in his young career.
Before the action kicks off tonight in Atlanta, let’s take a moment to examine the results from the Official SwimSwam Pick’em contest.
Just under a third of voters believe Marchand will lead the NCAA Championships in individual points.
Although Kieran Smith is the only man in the field who has been sub-1:30, there is a chance that swimmers like Texas’s Drew Kibler (pictured) could join him.
As the Division I Men’s NCAA Championship approaches we are on record watch! Join us as we dissect the most and least likely records to fall this weekend.