Defending champ Townley Haas of Texas takes on a 200 free field that includes 500 free champ Clark Smith and freshman sensations Dean Farris and Cameron Craig.
Following day 2 finals of the 2017 Men’s NCAA Championships, the defending champion Texas longhorns have burst into the lead
Tonight brings competition in the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 1-meter diving, and 400 medley relay.
Alabama’s Connor Oslin popped off the 11th fastest performance ever in the 100 back this morning at the 2017 Men’s NCAA Championships.
Watch race videos from the second day of the 2017 Men’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, including the fastest 500 freestyle and 400 medley relay ever.
Will Licon of Texas became the second man ever to split under 50 seconds in a 100 breaststroke, while teammate Joseph Schooling was 43.60 for one of the fastest fly legs on record and John Shebat moved to #4 all-time in the 100 back in the same relay.
Will Licon’s 49.75 breast split helped propel the Texas Longhorns to become the first relay to ever break 3:00 in the 400 medley relay.
NC State will look to build off their momentum from last night’s fantastic relay performance.
This morning, South Carolina’s Fynn Minuth, teammate Akaram Mahmoud, and Michigan’s Felix Auboeck all broke 4:10, but tonight they’ll be challenged by Townley Haas and Clark Smith, who have also been sub-4:10.
2017 MEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday, March 22 – Saturday, March 25 IUPUI Natatorium – Indianapolis, IN Prelims 10AM/Finals 6PM (Eastern Time) Defending…
The 400 medleys could see a few major lineup shakeups among the top teams after a wild prelims session. Most notably, Cal could swap out as many as three of four legs after barely squeaking into tonight’s final after Alabama DQ’d.
Sophomore John Shebat just became the Texas Longhorns’ fastest 100 yard backstroker in history by way of his scorching lead-off on his squad’s 400 medley relay this morning in Indianapolis.
It’s looking like it could be a 1-2 finish in the 400 medley relay for Texas and California for the 3rd straight year.
Cal’s Ryan Murphy will chase his own NCAA and American Record in the 200 back after dominating the field with a 1:35.73 last season. Now a 2-time Olympic backstroke champion, Murphy will be swimming in his last ever NCAA Meet, and this could be the last time we see him focus on yards. If successful in defending his backstroke titles, Murphy will have 4-peated in both.
Ryan Murphy will look to lead Cal back to the top of the podium in the 200 medley relay.