Last year Kieran Smith was weeks away from his first-ever 500 free NCAA title but his path to victory this year is a but less clear-cut.
Things are very much still up in the air between Cal and Texas, two teams with consistent NCAA track records and plenty of time left to drop this season.
This has been a good year for the 50 free, especially in the freshman class. Three teams have a leg up on the competition in the 200 free relay, though.
At SECs, Kieran Smith swam the lead-off leg of Florida’s 800 free relay in a new school record of 1:29.48, becoming the fourth man ever to break 1:30.
Daniel Krueger and Ryan Hoffer top the 100 free psych sheet, and are the only two returning A-finalists in this event from the 2019 NCAA Championships.
Back in 2019, then-freshmen Shaine Casas finished 13th in the 200 IM, but now, the Texas A&M star could threaten Caeleb Dressel’s all-time mark of 1:38.18.
The NCAA has released its official psych sheets (along with the invite line) for the 2021 Men’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.
On the 2021 NCAA psych sheets, Smith is the top seed in both the 500 free and 200 free, while he’s sitting at #7 in the 100 free.
Pro Swim Series terminata a San Antonio con Ledecky che afferma la sua supremazia negli 800 e Condorelli vince i 50 stile a sorpresa
Cal senior Trenton Julian became the fourth man to go under 4:10 in the 500 free this season, setting Cal and Pac-12 Meet Records as he did so.
Arizona senior Brooks Fail comes into finals looking for his first Pac-12 title in the 500 free after qualifying first in the prelims in a time of 4:13.81.
Stanford’s Ethan Hu recorded a blistering 45.11 fly split on the medley relay in his first career conference championship swim.
Florida Junior Kieran Smith was named the SEC men’s swimmer of the meet as he tied his own American Record in the 500 free
Florida maintained their dominance over the SEC this weekend with another championship. Here’s how it happened in numbers. All of the numbers.
with Smith swimming the 400 IM, it opened the floodgates for the freshman Magahey to take the SEC title in the 200 free.