Cal’s Ryan Murphy has a shot at two historic backstroke marks tonight: bettering his 43.51 American record in the 100 and challenging the fastest 50 back split in history leading off the 200 medley relay.
Follow along for live updates from the third day of the 2016 Men’s NCAA DI Championships in Atlanta, Georgia.
Tim Binning, SwimSwam’s chief photographer for Men’s NCAAs, snapped some shots from this morning’s prelims. Scroll through the photo vault and see the many faces of Men’s NCAAs.
Follow along for live updates from the second day of the 2016 Men’s NCAA DI Championships in Atlanta, GA.
Two days into the 2016 NCAA Championships, the top two returning teams from last year are vastly outperforming their projected scores from the psych sheets.
The team race intensifies as NC state slightly out swims Texas during the Thursday morning session of the 2016 NCAA DI Championships.
After a big morning, California projects to score 62 more points than their seeds would have by the end of day 2, but the top three programs are all outscoring their original projections.
Tim Binning, SwimSwam’s chief photographer for Men’s NCAAs, got us one heck of haul for this morning’s photo vault. Check out the images for some insight into team warm-ups, mid-stroke shots, and team cheering.
After an insane showing last night by the three fastest 800 free relays in history, the Texas Longhorns are primed for their first full day of competition with a new NCAA and U.S. Open Record under their belts.
Cal’s Ryan Murphy has gained an astounding 99.3% of winner picks in the 100 backstroke in a men’s Pick ‘Em Contest that has tended toward the extremes in terms of voting consistency.
Georgia sophomore Gunnar Bentz will be looking to move up from last year’s 8th-place finish in the 200 IM at NCAA’s, but he’ll likely have to spar against a star-studded cast of fellow returners: Will Licon, Josh Prenot, Ryan Murphy, and Dylan Bosch
This season, Licon will return to the event without Kalisz, who is redshirting for the Olympic year. He will, however, have to face Cal’s Josh Prenot and Andrew Seliskar. This could turn out to be one of the best races of the meet.
Jack Conger and the Texas Longhorns are looking to defend last year’s come-from-behind title in the 400 medley relay, but a retooled California Bears squad should be just as formidable as the last few years.
Will Licon of Texas comes in as the favorite as he looks to repeat as NCAA champion in the 200 breaststroke.
Georgia’s Litherland triplets, triple citizens of the U.S., New Zealand, and Japan, will compete to represent two different countries this summer in Rio.