Texas Stampede Finishes By Trampling 400 Free Relay Record with a 2:45



  • 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:
Andkjaer, 42.34
Louw, 41.33
Norys, 41.95
Targett, 40.41

Texas Splits, 2017
Ringgold, 42.06
Conger, 41.30
Haas, 41.01
Schooling 41.02

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.


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can’t believe i was just disappointed with a 40.48…..


That Cabbage Dressing kid is pretty quick…


Haas with that 41.0 split. Hopefully Eddie let’s him do the 100 from now on


He did the 100, won B-Final


He was impressive on that 3d leg – he made the whole difference for the team actually & was coming like a freak train on the last 25 meters ….

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