NCAA Division I Men's Championships: Florida's Shaune Fraser Defends Title in 200 Fly After Mark Dylla Draws DQ -- March 28, 2010

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 28. FLORIDA's Shaune Fraser might have touched second at the wall in the 200 fly, but officials deemed he was the fastest swimmer to complete the swim legally.

Georgia's Mark Dylla clocked a 1:41.14, but drew a disqualification for a one-handed touch. Florida's Shaune Fraser won with a 1:41.45 to defend his title, which is the 12th fastest ever. He won a year ago in 1:40.75. He pushed Florida's total to five 200 fly titles in NCAA history. On top of his two triumphs, Craig Beardsley also won back-to-back in 1981-82. Additionally, Anthony Nesty claimed the 1990 crown. Fraser's effort also broke Tom Shields' pool record of 1:41.77 set during prelims.

Shields, a former Swimming World High School Swimmer of the Year, finished second overall in 1:41.52, improving upon his lifetime best that was the pool record during prelims. Shields did not, however, jump past Tyler McGill's 1:41.49 into seventh all time in the event.

Stanford's Bobby Bollier posted a third-place time of 1:41.54 to improve his personal best of 1:41.79 set last year at NCAAs. Bollier moved into eighth all time behind Shields, and in front of Mel Stewart's 1991 time of 1:41.78.

California closed the gap to single digits with Texas leading the team race with 438 points. Cal moved closer with a second-place 429.5 points. Arizona (361), Stanford (337) and Florida (334) comprised the top five after the event.

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March 28, 2010 Dylla was called for a one hand touch, at the first turn. If he uses a brush touch, which is likely at his speed and quickness, that's a hard call to make. A real pity. Wasn't there a winning breaststroker within the last 2 years that got called for the same thing?

Submitted by: used2befast
March 28, 2010 used2befast,

Mike Alexandrov got a DQ in the prelims of the 200 breast in 2006 after winning the 100. Many believed he was a lock to win the 200.
Submitted by: Jeff Commings
March 28, 2010 Michael Phelps es NO MAS -- at least as far as holding the 17-18 NAG record in the 200 yard butterfly.

His reign as king of the event lasted seven years and 18 days,from March 10 of 2003 -- when he swam a 1:41.72 @ the Maryland Zone All-Stars meet in Annapolis -- until today, when Cal's Tom Shuelds went that 1:41.52.

Shields also has the 17-18 NAG record in the 100 yard fly with his 44.91 from last nite -- which gave him his first NCAA title.

Be interesting to see if Shelds or other top collegians show up back next weekendd for the lcm Bckeye Grand Prix and if Mr. Phelps huself enters. I've heard reports that the meet is on Cesar Celo's agenda along with Natalie Coughlin and other leading pros so we shall see.

Comparative splits:

Shields: 1:41.52

23.01, 48.77 [25.86], 1:14.33 [25.56], 1:41.52 [27.19])

Phelps: 1:41.72

23.10, 49.31 [26.21], 1:16.77 [26.46],
1:41.72 [24.95])

At this time Phelps, who would turn 18 the end of June, had held the 200 fly world-record since the World Championship Trials in Austin in April of 2001 [whe hr had yet to turn 16].

He won his first inernational gold at that summer's World Championships in Fukukaa in the 200 fly, and has held the world-record continuously since.

He's got two Olympic and four World Championshi gglds and two Olympic and two World Championshuip golds in the 100 fly.

Nobody's threepeated @ an Olympics -- at least no man -- but there's alaysy a first
Submitted by: slickwillie32
March 28, 2010 I propose a John Naber vs Slick Willie swim trivia duel. I'd take Slick, amazing color and background, thank you.
Submitted by: outside smoke
March 28, 2010 Only if Naber will allow me to give him a 100 meter headstart in a 200 race.

He can swim freestyle,

I'll go breaststroke.

I'd much prefer racing Phelps.

I'd only have to give him a 50 meter head start in a 100!!1
Submitted by: slickwillie32
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