Zane Backes

Men’s Recruiting Class Rankings Revisited: Top 12 Schools For 2018-2022

Bobby Finke’s 100 NCAA points helped push the Florida Gators to the top of the 2018 recruiting class scoring rankings after four seasons.

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Revisiting NCAA Recruit Rankings: Men’s High School Class of 2018

Kieran Smith was the 11th-ranked recruit back in 2018 but emerges as the top scorer in his high school class after four seasons in the NCAA.

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2022 M NCAAs Previews: Max McHugh Eyeing that Elusive 49-Point 100 Breast

McHugh’s sights are assuredly set on breaking the 50-second barrier, which would make him just the 2nd swimmer in history to do so.

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Indiana Breaks B1G Meet Record in 400 Medley Relay For 7th Consecutive Title

Indiana has won the B1G title in the 400 medley relay every year since 2016. Here’s a history of Indiana’s dominance in the event.

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2022 Men’s B1G Championships: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

Michigan’s Jake Mitchell will have his work cut out for him if he hopes to defend his B1G title in the 500 free, having qualified seventh in the prelims.

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American and International Relay Teams Battle at Indiana University Practice

Indiana University had an intrasquad relay competition with American and International swimmers facing off in the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays.

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Five-Time All-American Zane Backes Ends Indiana Swimming Career Early

Zane Backes, who was Indiana’s top breaststroker last season, has opted to retire from competitive swimming and remain at Indiana to finish his degree.

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College Swimming Previews: #6 Indiana Men Return All 2021 NCAA Qualifiers

IU is coming off a successful 2020-2021 season, despite a major obstacle late in the season.

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Only 3 Swimmers From Top 9 Teams in Men’s 400 Medley at 2021 NCAAs Graduated

Adam Chaney led off Florida’s 3rd-place 400 medley relay at last year’s NCAA Championships. The Gators will return their entire relay for next season.

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2021 Speedo Summer Championships – Greensboro: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

16-year-old Jo Jo Ramey (pictured) enters the women’s 100 back on Day 4 in Greensboro riding the hot hand after winning the 200 on Wednesday.

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Speedo Summer Champs — Greensboro Psychs: Trials Finalists Take The Spotlight

Featured at the Greensboro Summer Speedo Champs site include 2021 Trials finalists Gabby DeLoof, Sam Stewart, Josh Matheny, Cavan Gormsen, and JoJo Ramey.

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Men’s Recruit Ranks: Individual Scoring For All Classes Through 2021 NCAAs

The current junior group has a heated battle for top scorer. Kieran Smith leads scoring, but Shaine Casas leads with 3 individual NCAA titles.

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2021 NCAA Men’s Day 3 Ups/Downs: Texas Earns 10 A-Final Swims, Four in the IM

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.

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2021 M. NCAA Picks: McHugh Chasing Second-Ever 49 In 100 Breaststroke

Max McHugh could become the second man ever under 50 in the 100 breast. But fellow juniors Reece Whitley and Zane Backes are nipping at his heels.

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2021 M. NCAA Picks: Cardinals Should Vie with Recent Champs in 400 Medley Relay

The Louisville Cardinals have a strong quartet that should be in the mix with recent 400 medley champs Cal, Indiana, and Texas.

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