Per the request of some of our commenters, we’ve gone through and scored out how the men’s NCAA team battle would go based on the midseason rankings.
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.
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.
Brett Ringgold and Jonathan Roberts each rallied for a winning double in the Horns’ victory of the season on the men’s side.
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.
The Texas Longhorns have won the NCAA title each year since Joseph Schooling and the rest of the class of 2018 arrived on the “Forty Acres.” The race for the team title projects to be tighter this year, but the Longhorns have the talent and depth to make it four in a row.
The Texas Men’s team proved once again why they’re ranked #1.
Two-time World champion Daiya Seto will swim the 400 IM on day 7 of the World University Games.
Bill Christensen with Brett Ringgold (left) and Katie Meili (right).
One of the highlight swims on the 2nd night of competition came in the women’s 400 free, where 16-year-old Erica Sullivan smashed the 4:10-barrier for the first time to take gold ahead of open water world champ Ashley Twichell.
Texas’ Jonathan Roberts used his strong backstroke leg to take control early on in the 400 IM, flipping at 2:02.16 though the first 200 meters to lead the field by over 2.5 seconds
Cal’s Matt Josa is the top seed for tonight’s 100 fly final.
Charlie Swanson became a new addition to these rankings with his swim in the 400 IM tonight.