Senior Koko Bratanov will be heavily relied upon this season by the Aggies after the abrupt departure of Shaine Casas one month ago.
Shaine Casas won Texas A&M’s first NCAA title in program history yesterday in the 200 IM. Tonight, Casas will have a shot at the 100 back title.
Check out the 800 free relay race video from night one of the 2021 Men’s NCAA Championships, featuring Texas, Cal, Texas A&M, and Florida.
Let’s try to prognosticate just a bit what tonight’s only race — the 800 free relay — means for the next three days of racing.
The Wolverines put on a show in the 200 medley relay at the Big Ten Champs, breaking the meet record and swimming the fastest time in the NCAA this season.
Texas enters the meet as the top seed by over 4 seconds.
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.
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.
Shaine Casas will be apart of a loaded final tonight in the 100 fly, with him, Camden Murphy and Luca Urlando all breaking 45 seconds in the prelims.
Georgia senior Camden Murphy comes in as the top seed in the 100 fly on Day 3 of the SEC Championships, seeking his first conference title in the event.
Florida’s Kieran Smith (above) and Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas both scratched events they were seeded to win easily on Thursday at the SEC Championships.
American Record watch in his full effect tonight as Kieran Smith eyes his 500 free mark of 4:06.32 set last season.
Shaine Casas enters Day 2 of the Men’s SEC Championships looking to defend his conference title in the 200 IM.
Shaine Casas’ 20.61 50 backstroke lead-off leg ranks as the ninth-fastest swim in history.
Florida’s hopes of defending its title in the 800 free relay hinge on Kieran Smith, who swam one of the fastest 200s ever leading off at the 2020 SECs.