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.
Cal could swap Justin Lynch to fly on the 400 medley relay, throwing in Ryan Hoffer or Michael Jensen as they seek to run down Indiana for the NCAA title.
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.
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.
Caeleb Dressel and the Florida Gators come in as the top seed in the 200 medley relay.
The NC State Wolfpack will look to finally reach the top of the podium in the 200 free relay.
Last season, the crowd was on its feet as Florida’s Caeleb Dressel came as close as he could possibly get to becoming the first man ever to break 40 in the 100 yard freestyle.
There’s not much doubt that Caeleb Dressel will complete the four-year sweep of the 50 free this week, but a historically strong field means that some sub-19 sprinters are going to get left out of the A-final.
Schooling, the Olympic 100 fly champion, is the top seed heading into the meet with a 44.78 from midseason. Dressel clearly hasn’t shown all of his cards yet since he swapped this event for the 100 breast at SECs, but if his performances in his other events and his fly speed in the 200 IM are any indication, we could be in for something special.
Stensby’s time sits at 28th in the all-time 15-16 rankings, tied with Justin Lynch.
Cal’s Andrew Seliskar, who won the 200 fly last season, is changing things up this time around as he’ll battle for a title in the 200 breast.
It looks like 4th place may still be up for grabs between Arizona State and Arizona. Heading into finals, ASU has a 26-point lead over the Wildcats.
The 4th day of the meet includes the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 1650, and 400 free relay.
Arizona State’s Cameron Craig looks to repeat as Pac-12 Champion in the 200 free. He’s the top seed for tonight’s final.
Day 3 of the meet will feature the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 back. Cameron Craig will look to defend his 200 free title and meet record.