Last spring, the debate was Reece Whitley vs. Drew Kibler for the #1-ranked recruit in the nation. Turns out, neither of them were the highest-scoring freshman at NCAAs. Say hello to Minnesota’s Max McHugh.
The Cal men, for the first time in program history, had an A finalist in every swimming event at the 2019 NCAA Championships.
The highlight might be the 200 breast, where 200 IM/200 free champ Andrew Seliskar goes up against 100 breast champ (and defending 200 breast champ) Ian Finnerty of Indiana.
Andrew Seliskar of Cal is now the 3rd fastest performer in the 200 breast all-time, earning his perfect 3-for-3 meet his senior year.
Night 4 at defied expectations. There was only one place in the top 4 in any of the 5 individual events that was picked correctly by more than 50% of entries
NC State’s Coleman Stewart is in the hunt for two NCAA titles tonight, though the marquee matchup is a heavyweight title bout between Townley Haas and Andrew Seliskar for the 200 free title, perhaps the team title and perhaps even Swimmer of the Meet honors.
IU Hoosier Ian Finnerty successfully defended his 2018 title in the 100 breast, swimming the 2nd sub-50 swim in history.
2019 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday, March 27 – Saturday, March 30 Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming…
We could have four of five repeat winners from 2018 in individual events today… but not many of them look like sure things. Indiana’s Ian Finnerty is probably the best bet, after going 49.60 on his 100 breast split last night.
Tonight’s 100 back final could see the 2nd man to ever break 44 seconds, as Dean Farris, Coleman Stewart, and John Shebat all prepare to race for the title.
Minnesota freshman Max McHugh swim the fourth fastest time in history this morning in the 100 breaststroke
In their last collegiate races, senior studs Andrew Seliskar and Ian Finnerty will duke it out for the second time in the 200 breast.
Ian Finnerty already broke the 50-second barrier in the 100 breast, and is the clear favorite, but Carsten Vissering will face four freshman in the battle for second place.
Conference Championships brought some major shakeups to our final edition men’s Power Ranks, though our #1 rank continues to be an uneasy split between Texas and Cal.
Lanza won 2 of his 3 individual events to win a 3rd-straight Swimmer of the Championships award.