Three Women’s Teams, Cal Men Now With Five NCAA Relay ‘A’ Cuts

After the first weekend of invites there were a total of six women’s and eight men’s teams who had hit at least one of the 2019 NCAA relay ‘Auto’ standards, and now that invite season is completely wrapped up that number has doubled.

There are now 14 women’s teams with at least one cut, and 15 men’s. After the first round of meets the Louisville women and Indiana men led the way with four relay cuts each, but four different teams managed to hit the standard in all five over the weekend.

The Texas women lead the way with five cuts and two NCAA-leading times in the 200 and 400 free relays. The Cal women also hit all five, now impressively ranking 2nd in the country in four and 3rd in the other, while the Michigan women also made five including the nation-leading time in the 400 medley. Tennessee joined Louisville with four.

Women’s Relay Auto Cuts

4×50 Freestyle – 1:28.61 4×100 Freestyle – 3:14.97 4×200 Freestyle – 7:02.52 4×50 Medley – 1:36.75 4×100 Medley – 3:32.20
Texas – 1:26.84 Texas – 3:09.56 USC – 6:56.33 NC State – 1:35.60 Michigan – 3:28.87
Cal – 1:26.94 Cal – 3:11.14 Texas – 6:58.61 Cal – 1:35.65 Cal – 3:29.87
Michigan – 1:27.61 USC – 3:11.96 Cal – 6:59.25 Indiana – 1:35.86 Texas – 3:29.99
NC State – 1:27.64 Stanford – 3:12.08 Stanford – 6:59.66 Michigan – 1:36.06 Louisville – 3:30.55
Tennessee – 1:27.84 Louisville – 3:13.72 Georgia – 7:01.29 Wisconsin – 1:36.17 Tennessee – 3:31.12
Stanford – 1:27.93 Auburn – 3:13.75 Michigan – 7:01.67 Texas – 1:36.19 USC – 3:31.15
Missouri – 1:28.38 Tennessee – 3:14.09 Louisville – 1:36.31 NC State – 3:31.31
Arizona – 1:28.43 Michigan – 3:14.16 Tennessee – 1:36.33 Indiana – 3:31.65
Louisville – 1:28.46

On the men’s side the Golden Bears made all five cuts including posting the top time in the country in the 200 free, 400 free and 200 medley relays. It should also be noted that their ‘B’ medley relays were also incredibly fast, and, even leaving their ‘A’ team in the rankings, would sit 3rd in the nation in both events.

The Texas men joined Indiana with four cuts.

Men’s Relay Auto Cuts

4×50 Freestyle – 1:17.41 4×100 Freestyle – 2:51.39 4×200 Freestyle – 6:18.46 4×50 Medley – 1:24.56 4×100 Medley – 3:06.78
Cal – 1:15.86 Cal – 2:48.44 Texas – 6:14.29 Cal – 1:23.42 NC State – 3:04.88
Texas – 1:16.02 Texas – 2:48.96 Cal – 6:14.65 USC – 1:23.84 Cal – 3:04.89
NC State – 1:16.41 Indiana – 2:49.56 Florida – 6:15.04 Georgia Tech – 1:24.23 Texas – 3:05.65
Texas A&M – 1:16.81 NC State – 2:49.79 Stanford – 6:17.14 Utah – 1:24.39 Texas A&M – 3:05.70
Alabama – 1:17.10 Missouri – 2:50.05 Indiana – 6:17.78 Alabama – 1:24.51 Indiana – 3:05.72
Missouri – 1:17.18 Alabama – 2:50.41 Missouri – 3:05.95
Tennessee – 1:17.20 Florida State – 2:50.43 USC – 3:06.39
Florida State – 1:17.29 Florida – 2:50.70 Arizona – 3:06.65
Utah – 1:17.36
Indiana – 1:17.37

Provisional Cuts

Below is a list of teams who have made one or more of the provisional relay standards whilst having at least one other relay under the auto time. If a team has at least one ‘A’ cut, they are free to swim any additional relays at NCAAs provided they’ve made the provisional time.

Women

4×50 Freestyle – 1:29.36 4×100 Freestyle – 3:16.82 4×200 Freestyle – 7:06.19 4×50 Medley – 1:37.39 4×100 Medley – 3:34.35
Auburn – 1:28.79 NC State – 3:15.02 Arizona – 7:02.63 Missouri – 1:37.03 Stanford – 3:32.28
USC – 1:28.88 Missouri – 3:15.11 Louisville – 7:02.92 Stanford – 1:37.26 Wisconsin – 3:33.33
Wisconsin – 1:29.22 Arizona – 3:15.42 Wisconsin – 7:03.25 Missouri – 3:33.42
Wisconsin – 3:15.51 Tennessee – 7:03.31
Georgia – 3:16.82

Men

4×50 Freestyle – 1:18.11 4×100 Freestyle – 2:52.72 4×200 Freestyle – 6:22.60 4×50 Medley – 1:25.33 4×100 Medley – 3:08.33
Arizona – 1:17.70 Tennessee – 2:51.60 Arizona – 6:18.70 NC State – 1:24.57 Stanford – 3:07.24
Stanford – 1:17.97 Stanford – 2:51.96 NC State – 6:18.70 Tennessee – 1:24.57
Florida – 1:18.06 Arizona – 2:52.02 Texas A&M – 6:20.46 Missouri – 1:24.75
Texas A&M – 2:52.30 Texas A&M – 1:24.83
Utah – 2:52.60 Texas – 1:24.97
Florida State – 1:25.24
Stanford – 1:25.25
Indiana – 1:25.25

Below, find a full list of teams with relay cuts. The first number is the number of auto standards they’ve made, and the number in parentheses are their addition provisional cuts. Teams in bold are the ones who have qualified to swim all five at NCAAs.

Women’s Teams Men’s Teams
Texas – 5 Cal – 5
Cal – 5 Texas – 4 (1)
Michigan – 5 NC State – 3 (2)
NC State – 3 (1) Texas A&M – 2 (3)
Tennessee – 4 (1) Alabama – 3 (0)
Stanford – 3 (2) Missouri – 3 (1)
Missouri – 1 (3) Tennessee – 1 (2)
Arizona – 1 (2) Florida St – 2 (1)
Louisville – 4 (1) Utah – 2 (1)
USC – 3 (1) Indiana – 4 (1)
Auburn – 1 (1) Florida – 2 (1)
Georgia – 1 (1) Stanford – 1 (4)
Wisconsin – 1 (4) USC – 2 (0)
Indiana – 2 (0) Georgia Tech – 1 (0)
Arizona – 1 (3)

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Taa
1 year ago

Stanford women looks like a sinking ship at this point in the season. They can only B final the medley relays with those times.

Ervin
Reply to  Taa
1 year ago

Yeah, and Cal didnt even show its full hand…Bilquist was limited and i think only on one relay, and Isabelle Ivey joins them next semester.

Socrateshatesoliveoil
1 year ago

Don’t count out the LADY VOLs MACHINE they lookin good fer a win???

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James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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