After Michael Phelps represented the US at 5 consecutive Olympic Games, the men’s 200 fly is wide-open at Olympic Trials, with a field led by Luca Urlando.
California pulled 5 of our top 20 recruits. All five scored in each of their 3 NCAA meets. None scored less than 70 points. And the class scored 529.5 total.
Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas (200 BK) and Cal’s Ryan Hoffer (100 FR) will aim for a perfect 3-for-3 title sweep tonight in their respective events.
Eddie Reese won his 15th NCAA title with all 20 members of the Texas roster scoring at the 2021 Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships.
On the slate tonight will be the fastest-seeded 1650 FR heat followed by the finals of the 200 BK, 100 FR, 200 BR, 200 FL, and the 400 FR relay.
The Cal Bears returned 8 up and 2 down swims Saturday morning, yet the Texas Longhorns look strong to hold onto their lead from yesterday.
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.
The Texas Longhorns have set themselves up for an explosive Friday night finals session in Greensboro, snagging 10 up and 4 down swims, four in the 4IM alone.
Trenton Julian (above) is the 3rd-fastest 200 butterflier in history but Nic Albiero will be fighting to deny him the title at this year’s NCAA Championships.
With 17 men currently projected to score, the downside to the Longhorns’ incredible depth is that they may end up leaving potential scorers at home.
The Incarnate Word Men also swam today, putting up times that would have won events at the CCSA Championships last month.
Last year, Texas won its 24th-consecutive title, scoring approximately 50 points more than they did in 2019.
It’s only December 15th, but the Texas men are already projected over the NCAA roster cap with 21 likely qualifiers based on last year’s invite times.
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.
Daniel Krueger (100 Free) and Anna Elendt (200 Breast) both threw down #1 times in the country on the last night of the Texas Hall of Fame Invite