We could have four of five repeat winners from 2018 in individual events today… but not many of them look like sure things. Indiana’s Ian Finnerty is probably the best bet, after going 49.60 on his 100 breast split last night.
Tonight’s 100 back final could see the 2nd man to ever break 44 seconds, as Dean Farris, Coleman Stewart, and John Shebat all prepare to race for the title.
SwimSwam’s Jack Spitser was on deck to capture all of the Thursday night intensity.
Cal had a huge morning, with top qualifying spots in 3 of 5 swimming events. That includes Andrew Seliskar, searching for his first-ever individual NCAA title after becoming the fifth man ever under 1:40 in the 200 IM this morning.
How did your picks perform on Day 2? Did you beat your friends?
Seliskar turned heads as he missed Caeleb Dressel’s American Record by just a hundredth.
The Cal bears look to bounce back from their 3rd place finish in the 800 free relay, with Andrew Seliskar and Ryan Hoffer leading the charge with top seeds.
SwimSwam’s Jack Spitser was on deck to capture all of the Thursday morning action.
NC State, Texas and Cal have almost endless options for 400 medley relay lineups tonight. We try to puzzle out the options between sessions.
Coleman Stewart and Mark Nikolaev led off their medley relays in big-time swims of 44.32 and 44.49, respectively, in this morning’s prelims.
The reigning 100 backstroke champion returns as NC State’s Coleman Stewart is the top seed heading into NCAAs.
As we tick down the days to the 2019 Men’s NCAA Championships, keep track of all our event-by-event previews and winner picks here.
Texas went 1-2 at last year’s NCAA Championships in the 200 back; but this year, a different Longhorn has the top seed.
NC State senior Andreas Vazaios is the fastest returner in the men’s 200 IM field – the only competitor with a lifetime best under 1:40.
With no Caeleb Dressel setting the pace, the early lead (and resulting clean water) is up for grabs in the 200 free relay.