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.
After finishing in the B-final in all 3 of his individual races at the 2017 NCAA championships, Jan Switkowski told himself enough was enough.
Caeleb Dressel a encore frappé hier après-midi (la nuit dernière heure française) et fait passer son record des 50 yards de l’autre côté des dix-huit secondes.
Where does Florida coach Gregg Troy use versatile sprint weapon Caeleb Dressel on tonight’s 200 medley relay?
Ian Finnerty hitting his taper is the best news Indiana swimming & diving has gotten this week.
It’s been a night of Florida domination, with 50 frees of 17.81 and 17.63 from Caeleb Dressel, a 200 IM win from Jan Switkowski and a national title in the 200 free relay.
Watch Florida’s Jan Switkowski & NC State’s Andreas Vazaios throw down a pair of 1:39s in the 200 IM on the 2nd night of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships.
In a massive surge of IM performances, this year’s NCAA Championships produced 5 of the fastest 11 200 IMers in history.
Tonight, it was Florida’s Jan Switkowski taking over, as he put up a 1:39.54 to become the 3rd fastest performer ever. Behind him, NC State’s Vazaios also broke 1:40 in 1:39.97 to become #4.
The 2018 NCAA Championships should culminate in duel between NC State and Texas that could see the 2:45 mark broken in the 400 free relay.
While NC State and Texas are 2 of the top teams battling for the title tonight, the Florida Gators are bringing in a team that could be hard to beat.
6 different programs have season-best composite times that add up within a second of one another in an event that could turn the tides of the entire meet.
Caeleb Dressel and the Florida Gators come in as the top seed in the 200 medley relay.
The NC State Wolfpack will look to finally reach the top of the podium in the 200 free relay.
Florida senior Mark Szaranek will be looking to win the 200 IM title outright after winning tying for the victory last year, but he’ll have to deal with Auburn’s Hugo Gonzalez and the rest of a very strong field.