Texas Freshman Katz Surges to 1:37.5 for #4 All-Time in 200 Back

2018 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

With a tight team battle in the works, Texas freshman Austin Katz came up clutch in tonight’s 200 back. Katz came from behind to beat teammate John Shebat, winning in 1:37.53 while Shebat took 2nd in 1:37.94. That propels Texas into the lead going into the 200 breast, where they don’t have any scorers tonight.

Splits:

  • 1st 50 Split- 23.01
  • 2nd 50 Split- 24.50 (47.51)
  • 3rd 50 Split- 25.11
  • 4th 50 Split- 24.91 (50.02)
  • Final Time- 1:37.53

Shebat lead through the 150 in 46.42, holding onto his lead with a 1:11.63 split at the 150. Katz came home hard, however, splitting 24.91 to Shebat’s 26.31 with a big finish to secure the win. Katz is the 2nd fastest freshman ever. Only Ryan Murphy was faster as a freshman, swimming a 1:37.35 to win the 2014 NCAA Championships for Cal.

ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMERS: MEN’S 200 YARD BACK

Place Swimmer Time
1 Ryan Murphy 1:35.73
2 Ryan Lochte 1:36.81
3 John Shebat 1:37.24
4 Austin Katz 1:37.53
5 Tyler Clary 1:37.58
6 Patrick Mulcare 1:37.80
7 Arkady Vyatchanin 1:37.87
8 Eugene Godsoe 1:38.21
9 Drew Teduits 1:38.27
10 Aaron Piersol 1:38.45

ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMANCES: MEN’S 200 YARD BACK

Place Swimmer Time
1 Ryan Murphy 1:35.73
2 Ryan Murphy 1:36.75
3 Ryan Murphy 1:36.77
4 Ryan Lochte 1:36.81
5 John Shebat 1:37.24
6 Ryan Murphy 1:37.35
7 Austin Katz 1:37.53
8 Tyler Clary 1:37.58
9 Ryan Lochte 1:37.68
10 Ryan Murphy 1:37.80
10 Patrick Mulcare 1:37.80

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Jmanswimfan

And secured the meet for Texas 🙁

anonymoose

yes 🙂

USA

Cal is leading for now (by a hair)

Steve Nolan

The top 10 performers in this event feel like the oldest collective ones.

CheddaShredda

Still confused on what happened to his older brother — these two had the potential to be perennial A finalists in the 200 back at the National level. Besides the Litherland brothers we haven’t had that since the Vanderkaay/Whitaker brothers on the men’s side

Longhorn

I mean, he quit I think that’s what happened. College swimming man, there’s a high turnover rate

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