Texas Wins Third Straight NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Title

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The Texas Longhorns won their third straight NCAA title in men’s swimming on Saturday night at the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships. The Longhorns saw four victories on Saturday night and an NCAA record in every single one of them. Clark Smith, Will Licon and Jack Conger all won their respective events in an NCAA record time as seniors for the Longhorns. The 400 free relay also won and set an NCAA record. The top four teams remained the same from last year in the same order with Texas winning, Cal getting second, Florida third and NC State fourth.

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Here are team scores so far:

                      Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 21                      
 
  1. Texas                             542   2. California                        349
  3. Florida                         294.5   4. NC State                        272.5
  5. Stanford                          242   6. Southern Cali                     237
  7. Indiana                         229.5   8. Univ of Georgia                   183
  9. Missouri                        179.5  10. Alabama                         153.5
 11. Louisville                      143.5  12. Auburn                          127.5
 13. Purdue                          106.5  14. Arizona State                     100
 15. South Carolina                     99  16. Texas A&M                          87
 17. Michigan                           82  18. Wisconsin                          63
 19. Ohio St                          58.5  20. Tennessee                          55
 21. University of Miami                51  22. Virginia Tech                      48
 23. Minnesota                          43  24. Arizona                          36.5
 25. Notre Dame                         29  26. Lsu                                28
 27. Harvard                            24  28. Penn St                            23
 28. Northwestern                       23  30. Denver                             19
 31. Florida State                      16  32. Duke                               12
 33. George Washington                   9  34. Pittsburgh                          8
 35. Cornell                             7  36. UNC                                 6
 37. Kentucky                            4  38. University of Wyoming               3
 39. Hawaii                              2  39. Penn                                2
 39. Missouri State                      2  42. Towson                              1
 42. Yale                                1

Tonight’s Events:

  • 1650 Free
  • 200 Back
  • 100 Free
  • 200 Breast
  • 200 Fly
  • Platform Diving
  • 400 Free Relay

1650 Free

NCAA Record:14:24.08, Martin Grodzki (2012)

American Record:14:23.52, Connor Jaeger (2014)

US Open Record: 14:23.52, Connor Jaeger (2014)

In what was easily the best race of the meet, Clark Smith of Texas swam a monster last 300 to overtake the leaders in the 1650. Smith held off a hard charging Felix Auboeck of Michigan, Akram Mahmoud of South Carolina and Jordan Wilimovsky of Northwestern to swim the fastest 1650 ever at 14:22.41. In fact, the top four were the fastest four swims in history. Auboeck (14:22.88), Mahmoud (14:22.99) and Wilimovsky (14:23.45) went back and forth throughout the back half to get the Saturday night session off to a fantastic start.

Wisconsin’s Matthew Hutchins, Michigan’s PJ Ransford, NC State’s Anton Ipsen and Stanford’s Grant Shoults all finished in the top eight.

Texas now has two NCAA titles in the 1650. Smith joins Michael McBroom (2011) as the only winners in the event for the Longhorns.

Event 15  Men 1650 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 14:24.08  3/24/2012 Martin Grodzki, Georgia
 Championship: C 14:24.08  3/24/2012 Martin Grodzki, Georgia
     American: A 14:23.52  12/6/2014 Connor Jaeger, Club Wolverine
   U. S. Open: O 14:23.52  12/6/2014 Connor Jaeger, Club Wolverine
         Pool: P 14:27.18            Connor Jaeger, Michigan
    Name                 Year School               Seed     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
  1 Clark Smith            SR Texas            14:32.77   14:22.41A  20  
    r:+0.68  23.94        49.78 (25.84)
        1:15.76 (25.98)     1:42.08 (26.32)
        2:08.51 (26.43)     2:34.96 (26.45)
        3:01.28 (26.32)     3:27.78 (26.50)
        3:54.27 (26.49)     4:20.79 (26.52)
        4:47.29 (26.50)     5:13.86 (26.57)
        5:40.19 (26.33)     6:06.56 (26.37)
        6:32.92 (26.36)     6:59.42 (26.50)
        7:25.91 (26.49)     7:52.34 (26.43)
        8:18.76 (26.42)     8:45.05 (26.29)
        9:11.19 (26.14)     9:37.68 (26.49)
       10:04.12 (26.44)    10:30.39 (26.27)
       10:56.73 (26.34)    11:23.39 (26.66)
       11:49.91 (26.52)    12:15.93 (26.02)
       12:41.76 (25.83)    13:07.58 (25.82)
       13:33.21 (25.63)    13:58.66 (25.45)    14:22.41 (23.75)
  2 Felix Auboeck          FR Michigan         14:29.25   14:22.88O  17  
    r:+0.84  24.11        50.47 (26.36)
        1:17.08 (26.61)     1:43.77 (26.69)
        2:09.99 (26.22)     2:36.29 (26.30)
        3:02.48 (26.19)     3:28.74 (26.26)
        3:55.20 (26.46)     4:21.50 (26.30)
        4:47.77 (26.27)     5:14.25 (26.48)
        5:40.52 (26.27)     6:06.81 (26.29)
        6:33.07 (26.26)     6:59.36 (26.29)
        7:25.91 (26.55)     7:52.34 (26.43)
        8:18.77 (26.43)     8:45.07 (26.30)
        9:11.33 (26.26)     9:37.80 (26.47)
       10:04.10 (26.30)    10:30.29 (26.19)
       10:56.54 (26.25)    11:22.83 (26.29)
       11:49.13 (26.30)    12:15.52 (26.39)
       12:41.89 (26.37)    13:08.20 (26.31)
       13:34.26 (26.06)    13:59.59 (25.33)    14:22.88 (23.29)
  3 Akaram Mahmoud         JR South Carolina   14:38.91   14:22.99O  16  
    r:+0.72  24.38        51.20 (26.82)
        1:17.78 (26.58)     1:44.52 (26.74)
        2:11.19 (26.67)     2:37.90 (26.71)
        3:04.42 (26.52)     3:31.00 (26.58)
        3:57.69 (26.69)     4:24.14 (26.45)
        4:50.52 (26.38)     5:16.88 (26.36)
        5:43.18 (26.30)     6:09.57 (26.39)
        6:35.91 (26.34)     7:02.16 (26.25)
        7:28.34 (26.18)     7:54.47 (26.13)
        8:20.66 (26.19)     8:46.97 (26.31)
        9:13.04 (26.07)     9:39.30 (26.26)
       10:05.41 (26.11)    10:31.60 (26.19)
       10:57.72 (26.12)    11:23.66 (25.94)
       11:49.73 (26.07)    12:15.68 (25.95)
       12:41.62 (25.94)    13:07.53 (25.91)
       13:33.19 (25.66)    13:58.70 (25.51)    14:22.99 (24.29)
  4 Jordan Wilimovsky      SR Northwestern     14:34.51   14:23.45A  15  
    r:+0.66  24.18        50.25 (26.07)
        1:16.18 (25.93)     1:42.36 (26.18)
        2:08.61 (26.25)     2:35.10 (26.49)
        3:01.62 (26.52)     3:28.05 (26.43)
        3:54.55 (26.50)     4:21.09 (26.54)
        4:47.65 (26.56)     5:14.24 (26.59)
        5:40.71 (26.47)     6:07.13 (26.42)
        6:33.46 (26.33)     6:59.82 (26.36)
        7:26.29 (26.47)     7:52.80 (26.51)
        8:19.18 (26.38)     8:45.53 (26.35)
        9:11.58 (26.05)     9:37.80 (26.22)
       10:04.19 (26.39)    10:30.16 (25.97)
       10:56.14 (25.98)    11:22.13 (25.99)
       11:48.58 (26.45)    12:15.08 (26.50)
       12:41.45 (26.37)    13:07.82 (26.37)
       13:33.72 (25.90)    13:59.29 (25.57)    14:23.45 (24.16)
  5 Matt Hutchins          SR Wisconsin        14:47.62   14:31.19   14  
    r:+0.73  24.38        50.75 (26.37)
        1:17.53 (26.78)     1:44.24 (26.71)
        2:11.04 (26.80)     2:37.72 (26.68)
        3:04.42 (26.70)     3:31.29 (26.87)
        3:57.95 (26.66)     4:24.62 (26.67)
        4:51.13 (26.51)     5:17.72 (26.59)
        5:44.21 (26.49)     6:10.74 (26.53)
        6:37.33 (26.59)     7:03.70 (26.37)
        7:30.18 (26.48)     7:56.84 (26.66)
        8:23.42 (26.58)     8:49.86 (26.44)
        9:16.36 (26.50)     9:42.76 (26.40)
       10:09.01 (26.25)    10:35.28 (26.27)
       11:01.67 (26.39)    11:27.99 (26.32)
       11:54.56 (26.57)    12:20.98 (26.42)
       12:47.32 (26.34)    13:13.72 (26.40)
       13:40.04 (26.32)    14:06.07 (26.03)    14:31.19 (25.12)
  6 PJ Ransford            JR Michigan         14:38.72   14:32.35   13  
    r:+0.76  24.97        51.34 (26.37)
        1:17.87 (26.53)     1:44.43 (26.56)
        2:10.95 (26.52)     2:37.51 (26.56)
        3:03.58 (26.07)     3:29.72 (26.14)
        3:55.99 (26.27)     4:22.13 (26.14)
        4:48.28 (26.15)     5:14.39 (26.11)
        5:40.40 (26.01)     6:06.38 (25.98)
        6:32.31 (25.93)     6:58.29 (25.98)
        7:24.35 (26.06)     7:50.63 (26.28)
        8:16.93 (26.30)     8:43.37 (26.44)
        9:09.83 (26.46)     9:36.25 (26.42)
       10:02.77 (26.52)    10:29.26 (26.49)
       10:55.84 (26.58)    11:22.39 (26.55)
       11:49.12 (26.73)    12:16.15 (27.03)
       12:43.54 (27.39)    13:11.16 (27.62)
       13:38.93 (27.77)    14:05.98 (27.05)    14:32.35 (26.37)
  7 Anton Oerskov Ipsen    JR NC State         14:35.89   14:34.85   12  
    r:+0.71  24.49        51.26 (26.77)
        1:17.92 (26.66)     1:44.60 (26.68)
        2:11.28 (26.68)     2:37.87 (26.59)
        3:04.68 (26.81)     3:31.36 (26.68)
        3:57.94 (26.58)     4:24.46 (26.52)
        4:50.92 (26.46)     5:17.42 (26.50)
        5:43.92 (26.50)     6:10.45 (26.53)
        6:37.01 (26.56)     7:03.38 (26.37)
        7:30.10 (26.72)     7:56.48 (26.38)
        8:23.00 (26.52)     8:49.63 (26.63)
        9:16.23 (26.60)     9:42.97 (26.74)
       10:09.48 (26.51)    10:36.00 (26.52)
       11:02.56 (26.56)    11:29.13 (26.57)
       11:55.72 (26.59)    12:22.50 (26.78)
       12:49.18 (26.68)    13:15.77 (26.59)
       13:42.42 (26.65)    14:08.99 (26.57)    14:34.85 (25.86)
  8 Grant Shoults          FR Stanford         14:50.06   14:35.82   11  
    r:+0.64  23.82        50.01 (26.19)
        1:16.58 (26.57)     1:43.39 (26.81)
        2:10.26 (26.87)     2:37.22 (26.96)
        3:04.41 (27.19)     3:31.54 (27.13)
        3:58.79 (27.25)     4:25.96 (27.17)
        4:53.08 (27.12)     5:20.15 (27.07)
        5:47.17 (27.02)     6:14.10 (26.93)
        6:41.06 (26.96)     7:07.77 (26.71)
        7:34.43 (26.66)     8:01.16 (26.73)
        8:27.55 (26.39)     8:54.02 (26.47)
        9:20.19 (26.17)     9:46.18 (25.99)
       10:12.32 (26.14)    10:38.58 (26.26)
       11:05.00 (26.42)    11:31.62 (26.62)
       11:58.10 (26.48)    12:24.63 (26.53)
       12:51.26 (26.63)    13:17.97 (26.71)
       13:44.71 (26.74)    14:10.92 (26.21)    14:35.82 (24.90)

200 back

NCAA Record: 1:35.73, Ryan Murphy (2016)

American Record: 1:35.73, Ryan Murphy (2016)

US Open Record: 1:35.73, Ryan Murphy (2016)

For the third time in NCAA history, a swimmer has won four consecutive 200 backstroke titles at the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships. Cal senior Ryan Murphy won his fourth straight 200 back title Saturday night with a 1:36.75. Murphy got some serious pressure from Texas sophomore John Shebat who finished second at 1:37.24. Shebat is now the third fastest performer in history. Southern California’s Patrick Mulcare finished third at 1:37.80, now fifth all-time.

Murphy joins the likes of USC’s John Naber (1974-1997) and Ohio State’s Yoshi Oyakawa (1952-1955) as fourpeat winners in the 200 back. Murphy also joins Naber as the only NCAA swimmers to go undefeated in backstroke races at the NCAA championships.

Alabama’s Connor Oslin, Louisville’s Grigory Tarasevich, Missouri’s Carter Griffin, Denver’s Anton Loncar and Texas’ Jonathan Roberts also swam in the A-final.

Cal now has six NCAA titles in the 200 back. Murphy joins himself (2014-2016) and Peter Rocca (1978, 1979) as winners for the Golden Bears.

 Event 16  Men 200 Yard Backstroke
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 1:35.73  3/26/2016 Ryan Murphy, California
 Championship: C 1:35.73  3/26/2016 Ryan Murphy, California
     American: A 1:35.73  3/26/2016 Ryan Murphy, California
   U. S. Open: O 1:35.73  3/26/2016 Ryan Murphy, California
         Pool: P 1:38.22  3/25/2017 Ryan Murphy, California
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Murphy, Ryan           SR California        1:38.22    1:36.75P  20  
    r:+0.54  22.70        47.24 (24.54)
        1:12.01 (24.77)     1:36.75 (24.74)
  2 Shebat, John           SO Texas             1:38.67    1:37.24P  17  
    r:+0.61  22.35        46.82 (24.47)
        1:11.62 (24.80)     1:37.24 (25.62)
  3 Mulcare, Patrick       SO Southern Cali     1:38.56    1:37.80P  16  
    r:+0.63  23.17        47.89 (24.72)
        1:12.52 (24.63)     1:37.80 (25.28)
  4 Oslin, Connor          SR Alabama           1:39.83    1:39.23   15  
    r:+0.60  23.37        48.85 (25.48)
        1:14.01 (25.16)     1:39.23 (25.22)
  5 Tarasevich, Grigory    SR Louisville        1:38.74    1:39.73   14  
    r:+0.55  23.32        48.28 (24.96)
        1:13.97 (25.69)     1:39.73 (25.76)
  6 Griffin, Carter        SR Missouri          1:39.46    1:40.20   13  
    r:+0.55  23.71        48.65 (24.94)
        1:14.07 (25.42)     1:40.20 (26.13)
  7 Loncar, Anton          JR Denver            1:39.29    1:40.64   12  
    r:+0.64  23.63        49.05 (25.42)
        1:15.03 (25.98)     1:40.64 (25.61)
  8 Roberts, Jonathan      JR Texas             1:39.05    1:41.35   11  
    r:+0.76  23.32        48.68 (25.36)
        1:14.86 (26.18)     1:41.35 (26.49)

100 Free

NCAA Record: 40.46, Caeleb Dressel (2016)

American Record: 40.46, Caeleb Dressel (2016)

US Open Record: 40.46, Caeleb Dressel (2016)

There were a few barriers that were expected to be broken for the first time this weekend. One of them was the unthinkable 40 second barrier in the 100 freestyle. Florida junior Caeleb Dressel almost made that a reality on Saturday night with a 40.00 for his third win of the meet. Dressel was out in 19.01 to blitz the field and made the IU Natatorium collectively sigh when he touched the wall, getting oh so close to the 40 second barrier in the 100 free.

Dressel got pressure from Missouri’s Michael Chadwick who placed second at 40.95. NC State’s Ryan Held finished third at 41.21. Chadwick is now fourth all-time in that event, while Held is seventh all-time.

USC’s Dylan Carter, Santo Condorelli, Texas’ Brett Ringgold, Stanford’s Sam Perry and Indiana’s Blake Pieroni also swam in the A-Final.

 Event 17  Men 100 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 40.46  3/26/2016 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
 Championship: C 40.46  3/26/2016 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
     American: A 40.46  3/26/2016 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
   U. S. Open: O 40.46  3/26/2016 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
         Pool: P 40.76            Vlad Morozov, USC
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Dressel, Caeleb        JR Florida             41.00      40.00N  20  
    r:+0.59  19.01        40.00 (20.99)
  2 Chadwick, Michael      SR Missouri            41.58      40.95   17  
    r:+0.63  19.43        40.95 (21.52)
  3 Held, Ryan             JR NC State            41.34      41.21   16  
    r:+0.63  19.54        41.21 (21.67)
  4 Carter, Dylan          JR Southern Cali       41.73      41.76   15  
    r:+0.56  19.88        41.76 (21.88)
  5 Ringgold, Brett        JR Texas               41.96      41.77   13.5
    r:+0.68  19.75        41.77 (22.02)
  5 Condorelli, Santo      JR Southern Cali       41.92      41.77   13.5
    r:+0.62  19.60        41.77 (22.17)
  7 Perry, Sam             JR Stanford            41.77      41.80   12  
    r:+0.61  19.62        41.80 (22.18)
  8 Pieroni, Blake         JR Indiana             41.89      41.85   11  
    r:+0.61  19.93        41.85 (21.92)

200 breast

NCAA Record: 1:48.12, Will Licon (2016)

American Record: 1:48.12, Will Licon (2016)

US Open Record: 1:48.12, Will Licon (2016)

Just five years ago, a sub-1:50 200 breast seemed impossible. Now, it is just another swim. Texas senior smashed his American Record with a 1:47.91, breaking the record he set last year at 1:48.12. Licon won his third straight 200 breast NCAA title and was not touched in the race tonight. Alabama’s Anton McKee finished second at 1:51.22, good for eighth all-time. Mauro Castillo of Texas A&M finished third at 1:52.09.

Virginia Tech’s Brandon Fiala, Louisville’s Carlos Claverie, South Carolina’s Nils Wich-Glasen, Purdue’s Marat Amaltdinov and Notre Dame’s Trent Jackson also competed in the A-Final.

Licon is the first to win three straight 200 breast titles since Texas’ Brendan Hansen won four straight from 2001-2004. Texas now has nine 200 breast titles. Licon joins himself (2015, 2016), Hansen (2001-2004), Eric Friedland (2011) and Kirk Stackle (1988) as winners for the Longhorns.

 Event 18  Men 200 Yard Breaststroke
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 1:48.12  3/26/2016 Will Licon, Texas
 Championship: C 1:48.12  3/26/2016 Will Licon, Texas
     American: A 1:48.12  3/26/2016 Will Licon, Texas
   U. S. Open: O 1:48.12  3/26/2016 Will Licon, Texas
         Pool: P 1:48.68            Kevin Cordes, Arizona
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Licon, Will            SR Texas             1:49.80    1:47.91N  20  
    r:+0.67  24.23        51.42 (27.19)
        1:19.41 (27.99)     1:47.91 (28.50)
  2 McKee, Anton           SR Alabama           1:51.99    1:51.22   17  
    r:+0.61  25.06        53.08 (28.02)
        1:21.82 (28.74)     1:51.22 (29.40)
  3 Castillo Luna, Mauro   JR TAMU              1:52.01    1:52.09   16  
    r:+0.60  25.48        53.90 (28.42)
        1:22.49 (28.59)     1:52.09 (29.60)
  4 Fiala, Brandon         SR VT                1:52.52    1:52.71   15  
    r:+0.64  25.12        53.57 (28.45)
        1:22.70 (29.13)     1:52.71 (30.01)
  5 Claverie, Carlos       JR Louisville        1:53.45    1:52.81   14  
    r:+0.70  25.50        54.31 (28.81)
        1:23.31 (29.00)     1:52.81 (29.50)
  6 Wich-Glasen, Nils      JR South Carolina    1:53.04    1:52.87   13  
    r:+0.66  25.22        53.44 (28.22)
        1:22.65 (29.21)     1:52.87 (30.22)
  7 Amaltdinov, Marat      JR Purdue            1:52.79    1:53.04   12  
    r:+0.80  25.60        53.82 (28.22)
        1:22.99 (29.17)     1:53.04 (30.05)
  8 Jackson, Trent         SR Notre Dame        1:53.58    1:55.24   11  
    r:+0.70  26.01        55.04 (29.03)
        1:24.86 (29.82)     1:55.24 (30.38)

200 Fly

NCAA Record: 1:37.97, Joseph Schooling (2016)

American Record: 1:38.06, Jack Conger (2016)

US Open Record: 1:37.97, Joseph Schooling (2016)

Texas senior Jack Conger has been the runner up perhaps more times than anybody at the NCAA Championships. Going into today, it was expected to be a match race between Conger and Texas junior and two-time defending champion Joseph Schooling. Schooling did not make the A-final after a poor performance this morning, so it was expected to be all Conger. The senior took the lead early with a 45.78 100 split and never looked back. Conger finished way ahead of the records and swam the fastest time in history at 1:37.35 for his first individual NCAA title.

California’s Zheng Quah finished in second at 1:38.83. Quah is now third all-time in the event. Georgia’s Gunnar Bentz finished third at 1:40.07 for eighth all-time. Georgia’s Pace Clark, NC State’s Andreas Vazaios, California’s Andrew Seliskar and Arizona’s Justin Wright all swam in the A-final. Georgia’s Chase Kalisz was disqualified for a false start.

Texas now has four NCAA titles in the 200 fly. Conger joins Schooling (2015, 2016) and Rainer Kendrick (2004) as winners for the Longhorns in the event.

 Event 19  Men 200 Yard Butterfly
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 1:37.97  3/26/2016 Joseph Schooling, Texas
 Championship: C 1:37.97  3/26/2016 Joseph Schooling, Texas
     American: A 1:38.06  3/26/2016 Jack Conger, Texas
   U. S. Open: O 1:37.97  3/26/2016 Joseph Schooling, Texas
         Pool: P 1:39.65            Tom Shields, California
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Conger, Jack           SR Texas             1:39.88    1:37.35N  20  
    r:+0.66  21.65        45.78 (24.13)
        1:10.87 (25.09)     1:37.35 (26.48)
  2 Quah, Zheng            FR California        1:40.44    1:38.83P  17  
    r:+0.60  22.11        47.00 (24.89)
        1:12.45 (25.45)     1:38.83 (26.38)
  3 Bentz, Gunnar          JR Georgia           1:40.61    1:40.07   16  
    r:+0.71  22.98        48.88 (25.90)
        1:14.82 (25.94)     1:40.07 (25.25)
  4 Clark, Pace            SR Georgia           1:40.98    1:40.41   15  
    r:+0.57  22.29        47.91 (25.62)
        1:13.94 (26.03)     1:40.41 (26.47)
  5 Vazaios, Andreas       JR NC State          1:40.77    1:40.80   14  
    r:+0.68  22.69        48.28 (25.59)
        1:14.14 (25.86)     1:40.80 (26.66)
  6 Seliskar, Andrew       SO California        1:41.16    1:40.91   13  
    r:+0.64  22.21        47.78 (25.57)
        1:13.94 (26.16)     1:40.91 (26.97)
  7 Wright, Justin         JR Arizona           1:41.38    1:40.94   12  
    r:+0.59  23.36        49.16 (25.80)
        1:14.92 (25.76)     1:40.94 (26.02)
 -- Kalisz, Chase          SR Georgia           1:40.62         DQ  
      False start
    r:+0.67  22.81        48.73 (25.92)
        1:15.11 (26.38)          DQ (25.95)

Platform Diving

Event 20  Men Platform Diving
=========================================================================
 Championship: C 548.90  3/26/2011 Nick McCrory, Duke
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Dinsmore, David        FR Miami              443.05     528.20   20  
  2 Johnson, Steele        SO Purdue             416.75     506.05   17  
  3 Zeng, Zhipeng          SO Ohio St            498.40     478.25   16  
  4 Loschiavo, Brandon     FR Purdue             467.45     445.75   15  
  5 Henschel, Tyler        JR TAMU               465.40     437.35   14  
  6 Enos, Dashiell         JR Southern Cali      383.40     428.30   13  
  7 Barnard, Matt          SR Minnesota          406.65     422.90   12  
  8 Miclau, Theodore       JR Stanford           377.45     391.85   11  
 
                        === Consolation Final ===                        
 
  9 Grisell, Dylan         SR FSU                359.45     389.00    9  
 10 Giordano, Dominc       SR Pittsburgh         366.90     370.65    7  
 11 Law, Christopher       SO Ohio St            330.95     356.80    5.5
 11 Showalter, Max         SO Purdue             341.80     356.80    5.5
 13 Cramer, Andrew         SR Northwestern       327.00     335.90    4  
 14 Mullin, Scotia         FR Wyoming            331.80     323.30    3  
 15 Coldren, Cody          JR Indiana            362.50     311.35    2  
 16 Lazeroff, Scott        SO Auburn             373.70     301.45    1

400 Free Relay

NCAA Record: 2:46.03, Auburn (2009)

American Record: 2:47.02, Texas (2009)

US Open Record: 2:46.03, Auburn (2009)

Just in case there was any doubt or who the best team in the pool was at the 2017 NCAA Men’s Division I Swimming and Diving Championships, Texas capped off their third straight team title with an NCAA and US Open Record in the 400 free relay. Brett Ringgold (42.06), Jack Conger (41.30), Townley Haas (41.01) and Joseph Schooling (41.02) swam the fastest 400 free relay ever with a 2:45.39. That smashed Auburn’s 2:46.03 from the 2009 NCAA Championships with Jakub Andkjaer, Gideon Louw, Kohlton Norys and Matt Targett on that relay.

Florida gave Texas all they could handle through three legs as Caeleb Dressel (40.48), Jan Switkowski (41.50), Maxime Rooney (42.13) and Mark Szaranek (42.10) finished second at 2:46.21. Southern California was third at 2:47.33. California, Stanford, Arizona State, NC State and Indiana also swam in the A-final.

Dressel (40.48), Haas (41.01), Schooling (41.02) and Southern Cal’s Dylan Carter (41.10) had the fastest splits across the board.

Texas now has nine NCAA titles in the 400 free relay. The 2017 team joins the teams from 2012, 2001, 1994, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988 and 1981 to win the 400 free relay for the Longhorns.

 Event 21  Men 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
         NCAA: N 2:46.03  2/21/2009 Auburn
                          J Andkjaer, G Louw, K Norys, M Targett
 Championship: C 2:46.56  3/17/2007 Auburn
                          J Andkjaer, C Cielo, M Targett, B Lundquist
     American: A 2:47.02  3/28/2009 Texas
                          J Feigen, R Berens, P Jameson, D Walters
   U. S. Open: O 2:46.03  2/21/2009 Auburn
                          J Andkjaer, G Louw, K Norys, M Targett
         Pool: P 2:47.78  3/25/2017 Texas
                          J Nichols, B Ringgold, T Jackson, F Haas
    School                              Prelims     Finals Points 
==================================================================================
                            === Championship Final ===                            
 
  1 Texas                               2:47.78    2:45.39N  40  
     1) Ringgold, Brett JR            2) r:0.03 Conger, Jack SR       
     3) r:0.35 Haas, Townley SO       4) r:0.27 Schooling, Joseph JR  
    r:+0.69  19.95        42.06 (42.06)
        1:01.38 (19.32)     1:23.36 (41.30)
        1:42.95 (19.59)     2:04.37 (41.01)
        2:23.57 (19.20)     2:45.39 (41.02)
  2 Florida                             2:47.90    2:46.21C  34  
     1) Dressel, Caeleb JR            2) r:0.27 Switkowski, Jan JR    
     3) r:0.30 Rooney, Maxime FR      4) r:0.37 Szaranek, Mark JR     
    r:+0.61  19.27        40.48 (40.48)
        1:00.24 (19.76)     1:21.98 (41.50)
        1:41.96 (19.98)     2:04.11 (42.13)
        2:24.22 (20.11)     2:46.21 (42.10)
  3 Southern Cali                       2:48.17    2:47.33P  32  
     1) Condorelli, Santo JR          2) r:0.34 Tribuntsov, Ralf JR   
     3) r:0.21 Carter, Dylan JR       4) r:0.25 Malone, Reed SR       
    r:+0.62  19.39        41.87 (41.87)
        1:01.49 (19.62)     1:23.67 (41.80)
        1:43.01 (19.34)     2:04.77 (41.10)
        2:25.02 (20.25)     2:47.33 (42.56)
  4 California                          2:49.58    2:48.49   30  
     1) Lynch, Justin JR              2) r:0.11 Murphy, Ryan SR       
     3) r:0.18 Seliskar, Andrew SO    4) r:0.31 Jensen, Michael FR    
    r:+0.63  20.09        42.71 (42.71)
        1:01.96 (19.25)     1:24.44 (41.73)
        1:43.78 (19.34)     2:06.56 (42.12)
        2:26.19 (19.63)     2:48.49 (41.93)
  5 Stanford                            2:49.26    2:48.80   28  
     1) Perry, Sam JR                 2) r:0.19 Liang, Andrew JR      
     3) r:0.21 DeVine, Abrahm SO      4) r:0.09 Kremer, Tom SR        
    r:+0.61  19.75        41.77 (41.77)
        1:02.04 (20.27)     1:24.72 (42.95)
        1:45.02 (20.30)     2:07.20 (42.48)
        2:26.95 (19.75)     2:48.80 (41.60)
  6 ASU                                 2:49.64    2:49.00   26  
     1) Craig, Cameron FR             2) r:0.34 Porter, Andrew JR     
     3) r:0.30 Duskinas, Tadas SR     4) r:0.23 Bohus, Richard SR     
    r:+0.65  20.39        42.29 (42.29)
        1:02.29 (20.00)     1:25.12 (42.83)
        1:44.87 (19.75)     2:07.20 (42.08)
        2:27.08 (19.88)     2:49.00 (41.80)
  7 NC State                            2:49.34    2:49.09   24  
     1) Held, Ryan JR                 2) r:0.17 Ress, Justin SO       
     3) r:0.34 Bonk, Joe SR           4) r:0.33 Dahl, Soeren SR       
    r:+0.62  19.59        41.36 (41.36)
        1:00.80 (19.44)     1:23.40 (42.04)
        1:43.58 (20.18)     2:06.53 (43.13)
        2:26.59 (20.06)     2:49.09 (42.56)
  8 Indiana                             2:49.62    2:49.53   22  
     1) Samy, Mohamed SO              2) r:0.20 Pieroni, Blake JR     
     3) r:0.26 Khalafalla, Ali JR     4) r:0.29 Lorentz, Sam SR       
    r:+0.72  20.23        42.97 (42.97)
        1:02.61 (19.64)     1:24.88 (41.91)
        1:44.40 (19.52)     2:06.65 (41.77)
        2:27.04 (20.39)     2:49.53 (42.88)
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