Casas swam a lifetime best in the 100 fly with a 44.98, cracking 45 seconds for the first time in his career.
Boulder City’s Zane Grothe has dropped the 200 fly for the 400 free, bumping Olympian Tom Shields into the A-final after a slower morning swim.
The Texas A&M men won 10 events against the SMU men on Friday, with Kaloyan Bratanov, Ethan Gogulski, and Jace Brown all nabbing two event wins each.
The Texas men lead all teams with six swimmers hitting automatic qualifying times so far this year, and the Texas women have four swimmers locked in.
Despite a possible injury, and placing 10th in prelims, Texas A&M junior Shaine Casas set a new pool record from the 200 back ‘B’ final at 1:36.62.
Shane Casas produced another historic swim while Tanner Olson and Chloe Stepanek kept their momentum going on night 2 of the Art Adamson Invite.
This morning, Olson popped a 51.85 in the 100 breaststroke, lowering the Texas A&M school record of 52.00 and nearly hitting the NCAA ‘A’ cut time of 51.67.
Texas A&M junior Shaine Casas dominated in freestyle, backstroke, and IM in the first finals session of the 2020 Art Adamson Invite in College Station.
Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas cruised in as the top-qualifier for tonight’s final in the men’s 200 IM with a 1:42.24 to take the top seed by over three seconds.
The headline swim of the night was A&M junior Shaine Casas’ 1:39.23 200 fly, which was both an Aggie school record and pool record.
This weekend will mark the biggest weekend in college swimming since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, with several teams competing in dual meets.
In the men’s 100 free, several 48’s might not make it to the semifinals. And a 47 might not even make the final!
Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas put up another best time tonight, winning the 200 fly in 1:40.33. That’s a second faster than his lifetime best from 2019 NCAAs.
Florida’s Bobby Finke, the 500 free and 400 IM bronze medalist, set the SEC Record in the mile last season and narrowly missed the NCAA Record.