NC State will likely move in Coleman Stewart on their 400 free relay after going the fastest time in history in the prelims.
Vazaios broke 1:40 for the first time this morning, clocking in at 1:39.68.
We started with five viable NCAA contenders, and although the meet isn’t over ’til it’s over, we’re effectively down to three contenders, barring any miracles. Let’s take a look at day 4 scoring chances for Indiana, Texas and Cal.
CAMPIONATI MASCHILI NCAA 2018 Mercoledì 21 marzo – sabato 24 marzo Centro acquatico Jean K. Freeman – Minneapolis, Minnesota Prelims…
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.
The race once again went to Dressel. He made history as the first man to break 43, clocking in at 42.80 to dominate the race.
Friday night will feature finals for the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 medley relay.
Five teams are within 16 and a half points of one another for the NCAA crown at the moment, with today’s meet-high 7-event prelims session holding perhaps the most valuable key to securing a team championship.
Dressel put up a 44.3 this morning, while Lanza took off with a lifetime best 44.6.
Winners of the last three NCAA titles and NCAA record-holders in the 400 medley relay, the Texas Longhorns have missed the A final with a 9th-place finish at prelims of the 2018 NCAA meet.
That split marked Dressel’s 6th time breaking 18 on a relay.
As we tick down the days to the 2018 Men’s NCAA Championships, keep track of all our event-by-event previews and winner picks here.
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.