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)
- Championship Central
- Psych Sheet
- Live stream: Wednesday/Thursday Prelims & Finals, Friday/Saturday Prelims / Friday/Saturday finals on ESPN3
- Event Previews
- Live Results
- Saturday Finals Heat Sheet
400 YARD FREESTYLE RELEAY – Finals
- NCAA record: 2:46.03, Auburn, 02-21-2009
- American record: 2:47.02, Texas, 03-28-2009
- U.S. Open record:2:46.03, Auburn, 02-21-2009
- 2016 NCAA Champion: NC State (2:46.81)
The Texas Longhorns put a cherry on the top of their 3rd-straight NCAA championship, not only earning their first 400 free relay win since 2012, but doing it with a NCAA and US Open Record, taking a legendary supersuited record.
The Texas squad of Brett Ringgold, Jack Conger, Townley Haas, and Joseph Schooling combined for a 2:45.39, taking down the previous mark of 2:46.03, done by the Auburn Tiger squad of Jakob Andkjaer, Gideon Louw, Kohlton Norys, Matt Targett at the 2009 SEC championship meet.
Auburn Splits, 2009:
Texas Splits, 2017
The Florida Gators took 2nd tonight, with Caeleb Dressel, Jan Switkowski Maxime Rooney, and Mark Szaranek touching in 2:46.21, now the 3rd-fastest time ever. Dressel led off in 40.48, the 3rd-fastest time ever. Dressel’s leadoff gave Florida the lead through the 300, as it appeared that the Texas swimmers struggled with the Gators’ wash, as they dueled side-by-side. It wasn’t until Schooling’s leg that Texas finally put the nail in the coffin and broke the 2:46 mark, closing the books on perhaps the mark remarkable NCAA championship meet ever.