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)