With Phelps and Lochte out of the picture, we’ll likely see a pair of fresh faces representing the red, white, and blue in this event.
Top seed Kelsi Worrell has scratched out of the 200 fly final after clocking a quick 2:09.37 to top the heats.
It’s been a nightmare of a week for California. Junior Connor Hoppe was disqualified out of heats of the 200 breaststroke Saturday morning, marking a third DQ of a scoring swimmer for Cal in this meet.
2017 MEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday, March 22 – Saturday, March 25 IUPUI Natatorium – Indianapolis, IN Prelims 10AM/Finals 6PM (Eastern Time) Defending…
This morning’s 200 medley relay was fast enough that very few teams will have alternate lineup options tonight, perhaps in response to a few high-profile miscues in prelims of the 400 medley.
Tonight brings competition in the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 1-meter diving, and 400 medley relay.
Though they finished 2nd to Texas, the Bears took down the American Record in a blistering 3:01.51. That took down the former American Record mark of 3:01.60 set by Cal at the 2015 NCAA Meet.
NC State will look to build off their momentum from last night’s fantastic relay performance.
A big blow to Cal: Matt Josa was disqualified out of prelims of the 200 IM after going a 1:41.50 that would have qualified him 6th for tonight’s final.
The 400 medleys could see a few major lineup shakeups among the top teams after a wild prelims session. Most notably, Cal could swap out as many as three of four legs after barely squeaking into tonight’s final after Alabama DQ’d.
A disqualification to Alabama bumped California’s 400 medley relay into the A final after the Golden Bears swam an alternate lineup in prelims.
Here’s our predictions for the top 25 teams at this week’s event.
Texas junior Joseph Schooling, the 2016 Olympic champion in the 100 meter fly, returns after coming within hundredths of a 43-second swim last season.
The Stanford men, led in part by freshman Grant Shoults (pictured), took the Pac-12 team title tonight.
One of the top races to watch this morning will be the men’s 100 free, as USC’S Dylan Carter and ASU’s Cameron Craig will go head-to-head in heat 6.