2022 TENNESSEE INVITATIONAL
- November 17-19, 2022
- Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center, Knoxville, Tenn.
- SCY (25 yards)
- Start Times: Prelims – 10 am / Finals – 6 pm (ET)
- Psych Sheets
- Live Stream (ESPN)
- Live Results
- Dual Meet Scoring (9-4-3-2-1)
- Day 1 Prelims Recap
- Day 1 Finals Live Recap
Tennessee sophomore Jordan Crooks swam an 18.27 to lead off Tennessee’s 200 free relay on Thursday, breaking the pool and school records. The swim ties him for the second-fastest 50 yard freestyle on a flat-start in history, sitting behind only former Florida Gator Caeleb Dressel.
Dressel has the seven best performances in history, but Crooks now is tied with Cal junior Bjorn Seeliger as the next-best swimmer ever in the event. Seeliger split 18.27 on the leadoff leg of the Cal 200 free relay at last season’s NCAA Championship meet when he was a sophomore, though he was only 18.59 for 3rd place in the individual event.
Top Performances All-Time, Men’s 50 SCY Freestyle:
- Caeleb Dressel, Florida, 2018 NCAA Championships – 17.63
- Caeleb Dressel, Florida, 2018 NCAA Championships – 17.81
- Caeleb Dressel, Florida, 2018 NCAA Championships – 18.11
- Caeleb Dressel, Florida, 2016 NCAA Championships – 18.20
- (TIE) Caeleb Dressel, Florida, 2017 NCAA Championships/Caeleb Dressel, Florida, 2016 SEC Championships – 18.23
- Caeleb Dressel, Florida, 2016 NCAA Championships – 18.24
- (TIE) Bjorn Seeliger, Cal, 2022 NCAA Championships/Jordan Crooks, Tennessee, 2022 Tennessee Invite – 18.27
- Caeleb Dressel, Florida, 2016 NCAA Championships – 18.29
Crooks’ time is the fastest time ever outside of a conference or NCAA Championship meet by a wide margin. The next-best time on that list is an 18.66 by Caeleb Dressel from the 2017 Purdue Invite, and behind that, Crooks’ 18.68 swim in prelims.
He still has the individual event to swim later in the session.
Last year, as a freshman, Crooks became the fastest NCAA freshman in history when he swam 18.53 at the SEC Championships. Crooks, who is 20-years old, is a native of the Cayman Islands.