2017 MEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 22 – Saturday, March 25
- IUPUI Natatorium – Indianapolis, IN
- Prelims 10AM/Finals 6PM (Eastern Time)
- Defending Champion: Texas (results)
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- Live stream: Wednesday/Thursday Prelims & Finals, Friday/Saturday Prelims / Friday/Saturday finals on ESPN3
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- Live Results
The Texas Longhorns and Alabama Crimson Tide both finished under the US Open record in the 200 medley relay tonight, smashing through the 1:22 barrier and slamming down a pair of 1:21s on the third night of the 2017 NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships.
Coming into this week, California looked to be the favorites based on their swim at Pac 12s, but the writing was on the wall after the Longhorns broke the US Open record in the 400 medley last night, especially when you looked at the opening 50 splits for each swimmer, which added up to a 1:23.85.
Tonight, sophomore John Shebat, now the third-fastest man ever in the 100 back, led off the ‘horns in 20.84, putting Texas in 3rd behind Alabama and California. Senior Will Licon, who had to convince coach Eddie Reese to let him “swim down” to the 100 breast two years, blasted a 22.92, and junior Joseph Schooling followed with a 19.45 to give Texas the lead. Fellow junior Brett Ringgold anchored in 18.34 and stopped the clock in 1:21.54, the fastest time ever.
The Alabama Crimson Tide squad of Connor Oslin, Pavel Romanov, Luke Kaliszak, and Zane Waddell was also under the previous mark, touching in 1:21.89.
Until tonight, the Michigan Wolverines owned the fastest time ever, a 1:22.27 from the 2013 NCAA championships. Miguel Ortiz, Bruno Ortiz, Sean Fletcher, and Zack Turk.
|Texas 2017||Alabama 2017||Michigan 2013|