Tom Shields Downs NCAA Record in Men’s 200 Fly

LONG BEACH, California, March 5. DURING the final night of swimming at the Pacific 10 Men' Championships, California's Tom Shields downed the NCAA record in the men's 200-yard fly.

Shields clocked a smoking time of 1:40.31 to beat the previous standard of 1:40.75 set by Florida's Shaune Fraser in 2009. Shields came up short of Michael Phelps' American record of 1:39.65 set in Annapolis last March. Shields' time stands third all time behind Phelps' American record and another Phelps time of 1:39.70 clocked back in 2006.

Recaps of the Pacific 10 Championships can be found at the College Channel.

=== A – Final ===

1 Shields, Tom A SO CAL-PC 1:44.21 1:40.31PNCAA 20
22.53 48.48 (25.95)
1:14.11 (25.63) 1:40.31 (26.20)

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