We’re now through the second round of NCAA midseason invites and it’s time to take a look at where the division 1 teams stand. SwimSwam has put together a list of the top 16 times in each event up to this point.
Austin Katz and Justin Wright threw down the fastest college times this season in the 200 back and 200 fly, respectively, on the final of the 2017 Texas Invite.
Swimming fans got to witness another butterfly battle between Joseph Schooling and Jack Conger in Friday night’s 100 fly final.
Texas freshman standout Austin Katz was a key player in helping the Horns secure their NCAA spot. Despite their A relay being disqualified, Katz came up big with a 45.34 backstroke split to help the B relay to victory.
Joseph Schooling qualified 1st in the 50 free, but a swimmer from a lower division of NCAA swimming wasn’t far behind.
The Texas A team won it in 6:14.62, with Jonathan Roberts leading off in 1:35.29. Teammates Jeff Newkirk (1:33.60), Joseph Schooling (1:33.17), and Townley Haas (1:32.56) finished the job as they won in 6:14.62.
Longhorn Joanna Evans swept her individual events, picking up 3 wins to help her team to victory
The Aggies did something they haven’t done in 55 years when they faced the reigning NCAA champion Longhorns in dual meet action: They came out on top.
Indiana’s Blake Pieroni outswam Florida’s Caeleb Dressel in the 100 free to help the Hoosiers to victory.
We’re seeing the possibility of a new role for Schooling on the Longhorns’ 200 medley relay. With Will Licon now gone, they’re looking for someone to step up into the breaststroke position.
Ella Eastin is the favorite in tonight’s 200 fly final.
Two-time World champion Daiya Seto will swim the 400 IM on day 7 of the World University Games.
Japan and the USA remain tied in the race for most golds. Ali Deloof tied for gold in the 50 back to give the Americans a gold, but Japan won gold in tonight’s 4×200 free relay, so they’re now tied with 7 golds each.
Ali Deloof will compete for gold in tonight’s 50 back final.
Kosuke Hagino will hit the water in the men’s 200 back prelims on day 5 in Taipei.