(Race Video) 1:37.97!! Joseph Schooling Breaks 1:38 Barrier in 200 Fly For NCAA Record

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Texas’ Joseph Schooling broke through not only the 1:39 barrier but also the 1:38 with a sizzling 1:37.97 to win the men’s 200-yard fly with an NCAA record in the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Additionally, Texas’ Jack Conger broke his own American record with a 1:38.06 for second.

Coming into tonight, Dylan Bosch owned the NCAA record with a 1:39.33 from 2014, while Conger held the American mark of 1:39.31 with a time trial last year.

Comparative splits:

Schooling, 2016: 23.05, 47.53, 1:12.54, 1:37.97
Conger, 2016: 22.05, 46.88, 1:11.92, 1:38.06
Conger, 2015: 22.72, 47.32, 1:12.66, 1:39.31
Bosch, 2014: 22.65, 47.28, 1:12.75, 1:39.33

Schooling joined a long list of multiple winners in this event’s history.

Multiple 200 Fly Winners:

4 – Pablo Morales, Stanford
3 – Jack Kasley, Michigan
3 – Ugur Taner, California
2 – Par Arvidsson, California
2 – Robin Backhaus, Washington
2 – Craig Beardsley, Florida
2 – Bob Brawner, Princeton
2 – Shaune Fraser, Florida
2 – Ioan Gherghel, Alabama
2 – David Gillanders, Michigan
2 – Richard Hough, Princeton
2 – Adam Messner, Stanford
2 – Carl Robie, Michigan
2 – Fred Schmidt, Indiana
2 – James Skinner, Michigan
2 – Mark Spitz, Indiana
2 – Davis Tarwater, Michigan
2 – Joe Verdeur, La Salle
2 – Joseph Schooling, Texas

Texas is now tied for second all time with nine event titles this year.

Most Event Titles in a Year:

11 – Texas – 2001
9 – Ohio State -1954
9 – Indiana – 1969
9 – Stanford – 1992
9 – Texas, 2016

Tonight’s heat proved to be the fastest of all time, as four swimmers are now among the top 10 all time.  Schooling and Conger moved to first and second, while California’s Andrew Seliskar (1:39.95) and Georgia’s Pace Clark (1:40.17) vaulted to sixth and seventh all time as they took third and fourth tonight.

All Time Top 200 Fly Performers:

1 1:37.97 Joseph Schooling Texas Atlanta 3/26/16
2 1:38.06 Jack Conger, Texas Atlanta 3/26/16
3 1:39.33 Dylan Bosch, Michigan 3/29/14
4 1:39.65 Michael Phelps NBAC Annapolis 3/7/10
4 1:39.65 Tom Shields California 3/28/13
6 1:39.95 Andrew Seliskar California Atlanta 3/26/16
7 1:40.17 Pace Clark Georgia Atlanta 3/26/16
8 1:40.19 Marcin Cieslak, Florida 3/27/14
9 1:40.59 Hugo Morris Auburn 2/19/16
10 1:40.60 Mark Dylla Georgia Minneapolis 3/24/11

NC State’s Christian McCurdy (1:41.06), Michigan’s Bosch (1:41.11), Georgia’s Gunnar Bentz (1:41.85) and Auburn’s Hugo Morris (1:42.06) also competed in the finale.

                         === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Schooling, Joseph      SO Texas             1:41.16    1:37.97O  20  
    r:+0.62  23.05        47.53 (24.48)
        1:12.54 (25.01)     1:37.97 (25.43)
  2 Conger, Jack           JR Texas             1:40.04    1:38.06A  17  
    r:+0.69  22.05        46.88 (24.83)
        1:11.92 (25.04)     1:38.06 (26.14)
  3 Seliskar, Andrew       FR California        1:41.29    1:39.95P  16  
    r:+0.64  22.23        47.85 (25.62)
        1:13.53 (25.68)     1:39.95 (26.42)
  4 Clark, Pace            JR Georgia           1:42.07    1:40.17   15  
    r:+0.62  22.54        47.87 (25.33)
        1:14.06 (26.19)     1:40.17 (26.11)
  5 McCurdy, Christian     SR NC State          1:41.59    1:41.06   14  
    r:+0.74  22.84        48.27 (25.43)
        1:14.18 (25.91)     1:41.06 (26.88)
  6 Bosch, Dylan           SR Michigan          1:40.70    1:41.11   13  
    r:+0.67  22.45        47.40 (24.95)
        1:13.51 (26.11)     1:41.11 (27.60)
  7 Bentz, Gunnar          SO Georgia           1:41.57    1:41.85   12  
    r:+0.70  23.17        49.49 (26.32)
        1:16.02 (26.53)     1:41.85 (25.83)
  8 Morris, Hugo           SO Auburn            1:41.64    1:42.06   11  
    r:+0.64  22.33        48.30 (25.97)
        1:14.61 (26.31)     1:42.06 (27.45)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Switkowski, Jan        SO Florida           1:42.26    1:41.40    9  
    r:+0.69  22.83        48.67 (25.84)
        1:14.95 (26.28)     1:41.40 (26.45)
 10 Lanza, Vinicius        FR Indiana           1:42.51    1:41.80    7  
    r:+0.71  22.71        49.18 (26.47)
        1:15.52 (26.34)     1:41.80 (26.28)
 11 Wright, Justin         SO Arizona           1:42.28    1:42.77    6  
    r:+0.61  23.53        48.99 (25.46)
        1:15.46 (26.47)     1:42.77 (27.31)
 12 Mendes, Arthur         SR Auburn            1:42.58    1:43.15    5  
    r:+0.64  22.79        48.67 (25.88)
        1:15.56 (26.89)     1:43.15 (27.59)
 13 White, Evan            SO Michigan          1:42.92    1:43.17    4  
    r:+0.62  23.24        49.58 (26.34)
        1:16.32 (26.74)     1:43.17 (26.85)
 14 Litherland, Mick       SO Georgia           1:42.98    1:43.36    3  
    r:+0.71  23.26        49.78 (26.52)
        1:16.53 (26.75)     1:43.36 (26.83)
 15 Park, Patrick          SO Arizona St        1:42.83    1:43.72    2  
    r:+0.69  23.79        50.14 (26.35)
        1:16.39 (26.25)     1:43.72 (27.33)
 16 Umbach, Gray           SR Stanford          1:42.83    1:43.85    1  
    r:+0.73  22.88        48.55 (25.67)
        1:15.49 (26.94)     1:43.85 (28.36)
                Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 19                  
 
  1. Texas                           492.5   2. California                        351
  3. Florida                           302   4. NC State                          274
  5. Georgia                         211.5   6. Alabama                           199
  7. Missouri                          174   8. Tennessee                         167
  9. Louisville                      156.5  10. Indiana                         150.5
 11. Michigan                          140  12. Auburn                            127
 13. Southern Cali                     113  14. Stanford                         85.5
 15. Ohio St                            71  16. Arizona                            70
 17. South Carolina                     66  18. Virginia Tech                    44.5
 19. Wisconsin                          41  20. Brigham Young                      40
 21. Pittsburgh                         31  21. University of Miami                31
 23. Penn                               26  24. Texas A&M                          19
 25. Minnesota                          18  26. UNC                                16
 26. Air Force                          16  28. Virginia                           15
 28. Cleveland St                       15  30. Oakland                            13
 31. Yale                               11  31. George Washington                  11
 33. Unlv                                9  33. Univ of Utah                        9
 35. Princeton                           8  36. Duke                                7
 37. Lsu                                 6  37. Iowa                                6
 39. Hawaii                              5  39. Georgia Tech                        5
 41. Purdue                              3  42. Cornell                             2
 42. Penn State University               2  42. Harvard                             2
 42. Arizona St                          2

2 comments

    • Steve Gregg

      was a meet until finals last night. Yes this is another unbelievable swim from the meet