Texas freshman standout Austin Katz was a key player in helping the Horns secure their NCAA spot. Despite their A relay being disqualified, Katz came up big with a 45.34 backstroke split to help the B relay to victory.
Joseph Schooling qualified 1st in the 50 free, but a swimmer from a lower division of NCAA swimming wasn’t far behind.
Stanford’s freshman class had a strong debut, with 5 freshmen women and 4 freshmen men securing individual wins to help the Cardinal beat Utah.
A stacked distance group only gets stronger as Stanford brings in one of the nation’s better recruiting classes.
Olympic champion Ryan Lochte will swim in his first final of a USA Swimming meet since the Rio incident.
Clark Smith will be in a close battle for a spot on the World Championship team in the men’s 400 free.
Clark Smith is primed for an international breakout this summer, and the 800 free could prove to be the perfect event for him.
To give a comparison of times across all of the meets, we’ve compiled the top 8 times in each event.
Abbey Weitzeil picked up a win in the 50 free at the TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Meet of Champions.
Nathan Adrian posted a time of 48.74 to win the 100 free at the 2017 Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions in Irvine, CA.
The TYR Swim Meet of Champions is named in honor of Fran Crippen.
After finishing 14th with 112.5 points in 2016, the Cardinal turned it around to take 5th at the 2017 NCAA meet, more than doubling their previous score with 242 points.
Tonight brings competition in the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 1-meter diving, and 400 medley relay.
NC State will look to build off their momentum from last night’s fantastic relay performance.
On the eve of NCAA’s we managed to get some time with Stanford’s three distance freestyles competing this weekend: Grant Shoults [pictured], True Sweetser, and Liam Egan