Caeleb Dressel Dazzles; Indiana surges into lead at NCAAs

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Caeleb Dressel‘s 50 free was insane and he also led Florida to a relay victory. Meanwhile, the Indiana Hoosiers won the 4×100 medley relay and have a slim lead over NC State in the meet.

NIGHT TWO RESULTS

Event recaps below:

             Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 7                       
 
  1. Indiana                           169   2. NC State                          165
  3. Texas                             159   4. Florida                           154
  5. California                      152.5   6. Stanford                          116
  7. Southern California                79   8. Michigan                           70
  9. Georgia                            64  10. Louisville                         62
 11. Auburn                           40.5  12. Alabama                            38
 13. Tennessee                          35  14. Harvard                            29
 15. Arizona St                         28  16. Florida St                         24
 17. South Carolina                     20  18. Texas A&M                          19
 19. Arizona                            18  19. Missouri                           18
 19. Purdue                             18  22. Minnesota                          16
 23. Lsu                                12  24. Notre Dame                         10
 25. Virginia Tech                       9  26. Ohio St                             6
 26. Denver                              6  28. Penn State                          5
 29. Duke                                4  30. Virginia                            2
 30. Iowa                                2                                           

Tonight’s events include:

  • 4×50 Free Relay
  • 500 Free
  • 200 IM
  • 50 Free
  • 4×100 Medley Relay
  • 1-Meter Diving

Check below for event-by-event coverage.

4×50 Free Relay

Taking the B final in time of 1:16.31 was Indiana’s Ali Khalafalla (19.40), Blake Pieroni (18.88), Bruno Blaskovic (18.83) and Josh Romany (19.20).

The University of Florida Gators earned themselves a victory in the 4×50 free relay with an American record lead-off split from Caeleb Dressel (17.81). The rest of the squad, Jan Switkowski (18.52), Enzo Martinez (19.00) and Mark Szaranek (19.06) added up to a pool record of 1:14.39.

The NC State squad of Ryan Held (18.56), Justin Ress (18.31), Jacob Molacek (18.67)  and Coleman Stewart (18.96) produced a 1:14.50 to break the old American record of 1:15.26. In third was California in a 1:14.56.

Event 2  Men 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
         NCAA: N 1:14.08  3/28/2009 Auburn
                          J Andkjaer, G Louw, K Norys, M Targett
     American: A 1:15.26  3/24/2011 Stanford
                          A Coville, A Staab, J Allen, A Wayne
   U. S. Open: O 1:14.08  3/28/2009 Auburn
                          J Andkjaer, G Louw, K Norys, M Targett
 Championship: C 1:14.08  3/28/2009 Auburn
                          J Andkjaer, G Louw, K Norys, M Targett
         Pool: P 1:14.71  3/15/2007 Auburn
                          C Cielo, M Targett, S Goodrich, B Lundquist
    School                        Prelims     Finals NISCA Points
==================================================================================
                                === A - Final ===                                 
 
  1 Florida                       1:15.64    1:14.39P  594   40  
     1) Caeleb Dressel SR             2) r:0.26 Jan Switkowski SR     
     3) r:0.29 Enzo Martinez-Sarpe SR 4) r:0.29 Mark Szaranek SR      
     r:+0.63  8.54        17.81 (17.81)
           26.53 (8.72)       36.33 (18.52)
           45.24 (8.91)       55.33 (19.00)
         1:04.26 (8.93)     1:14.39 (19.06)
  2 NC State                      1:15.43    1:14.50P  591   34  
     1) Ryan Held SR                  2) r:0.08 Justin Ress JR        
     3) r:0.23 Jacob Molacek JR       4) r:0.25 Coleman Stewart SO    
     r:+0.61  8.96        18.56 (18.56)
           27.06 (8.50)       36.87 (18.31)
           45.67 (8.80)       55.54 (18.67)
         1:04.47 (8.93)     1:14.50 (18.96)
  3 California                    1:15.36    1:14.56P  591   32  
     1) Justin Lynch SR               2) r:0.26 Pawel Sendyk SO       
     3) r:0.16 Ryan Hoffer FR         4) r:0.22 Michael Jensen SO     
     r:+0.62  9.36        19.05 (19.05)
           27.78 (8.73)       37.61 (18.56)
           46.26 (8.65)       55.97 (18.36)
         1:04.76 (8.79)     1:14.56 (18.59)
  4 Texas                         1:15.87    1:15.27   579   30  
     1) Brett Ringgold SR             2) r:0.18 Tate Jackson JR       
     3) r:0.28 Joseph Schooling SR    4) r:0.13 John Shebat JR        
     r:+0.71  9.41        19.12 (19.12)
           28.00 (8.88)       37.79 (18.67)
           46.65 (8.86)       56.55 (18.76)
         1:05.28 (8.73)     1:15.27 (18.72)
  5 USC                           1:16.05    1:15.72   570   28  
     1) Santo Condorelli SR           2) r:0.20 Dylan Carter SR       
     3) r:0.21 Ralf Tribuntsov SR     4) r:0.27 Kyle Grissom JR       
     r:+0.65  9.10        18.98 (18.98)
           27.84 (8.86)       37.67 (18.69)
           46.44 (8.77)       56.51 (18.84)
         1:05.36 (8.85)     1:15.72 (19.21)
  6 Stanford                      1:16.44    1:16.23   561   26  
     1) Sam Perry SR                  2) r:0.22 Andrew Liang SR       
     3) r:0.31 Alberto Mestre FR      4) r:0.27 Brad Zdroik FR        
     r:+0.60  9.21        19.26 (19.26)
           28.12 (8.86)       38.18 (18.92)
           47.25 (9.07)       57.20 (19.02)
         1:06.18 (8.98)     1:16.23 (19.03)
  7 Florida St                    1:16.13    1:16.27   561   24  
     1) Will Pisani JR                2) r:0.08 Chad Mylin SR         
     3) r:0.18 Joseph Plechy SR       4) r:0.22 Kanoa Kaleoaloha JR   
     r:+0.65  9.26        19.36 (19.36)
           28.21 (8.85)       38.33 (18.97)
           47.27 (8.94)       57.44 (19.11)
         1:06.19 (8.75)     1:16.27 (18.83)
  8 Michigan                      1:16.46    1:16.30   561   22  
     1) Paul Powers SR                2) r:0.16 Gus Borges FR         
     3) r:0.20 James Jones SO         4) r:0.31 James Peek SR         
     r:+0.62  9.22        19.24 (19.24)
           27.95 (8.71)       37.99 (18.75)
           47.14 (9.15)       57.29 (19.30)
         1:06.20 (8.91)     1:16.30 (19.01)

500 Free

Texas junior Townley Haas swam a 4:08.60 to take the win in the A final, just under the pool record that second place-finisher, Felix Auböck (4:09.03), set this morning. NC State’s Anton Ipsen (4:09.13) took third, also under the old pool record.

Also in the A final was Stanford’s Grant Shoults (4:10.02), South Carolina’s Akram Mahmoud (4:12.14), Texas Longhorn Sam Pomajevich (4:12.83), Stanford’s Liam Egan (4:14.49) and Michigan’s Ricardo Vargas (4:17.23).

Event 3  Men 500 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 4:08.42  3/23/2017 Clark Smith, Texas
     American: A 4:07.25  11/30/2017Zane Grothe, Unattached
   U. S. Open: O 4:07.25  11/30/2017Zane Grothe, Unattached
 Championship: C 4:08.42  3/23/2017 Clark Smith, Texas
         Pool: P 4:09.29  2/22/2018 Felix Auboeck, Michigan
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals NISCA Points
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Townley Haas     JR Texas             4:11.97    4:08.60P  185   20  
    r:+0.75  22.56        47.41 (24.85)
        1:12.88 (25.47)     1:38.11 (25.23)
        2:03.49 (25.38)     2:29.02 (25.53)
        2:54.46 (25.44)     3:19.77 (25.31)
        3:44.66 (24.89)     4:08.60 (23.94)
  2 Felix Auboeck    SO Michigan          4:10.83    4:09.03P  184   17  
    r:+0.80  23.24        48.32 (25.08)
        1:13.54 (25.22)     1:38.89 (25.35)
        2:04.32 (25.43)     2:29.60 (25.28)
        2:54.95 (25.35)     3:20.23 (25.28)
        3:44.90 (24.67)     4:09.03 (24.13)
  3 Anton Ipsen      SR NC State          4:11.02    4:09.13P  184   16  
    r:+0.70  23.33        48.37 (25.04)
        1:13.66 (25.29)     1:39.05 (25.39)
        2:04.44 (25.39)     2:29.67 (25.23)
        2:55.17 (25.50)     3:20.41 (25.24)
        3:45.29 (24.88)     4:09.13 (23.84)
  4 Grant Shoults    SO Stanford          4:12.12    4:10.02   182   15  
    r:+0.63  22.98        48.15 (25.17)
        1:13.49 (25.34)     1:39.36 (25.87)
        2:04.84 (25.48)     2:30.40 (25.56)
        2:55.85 (25.45)     3:20.81 (24.96)
        3:45.58 (24.77)     4:10.02 (24.44)
  5 Akaram Mahmoud   SR South Carolina    4:12.52    4:12.14   178   14  
    r:+0.70  22.92        48.29 (25.37)
        1:13.88 (25.59)     1:39.37 (25.49)
        2:04.93 (25.56)     2:30.41 (25.48)
        2:55.99 (25.58)     3:21.48 (25.49)
        3:47.07 (25.59)     4:12.14 (25.07)
  6 Sam Pomajevich   FR Texas             4:12.46    4:12.83   177   13  
    r:+0.70  22.75        47.71 (24.96)
        1:13.37 (25.66)     1:39.26 (25.89)
        2:05.38 (26.12)     2:31.19 (25.81)
        2:56.96 (25.77)     3:22.91 (25.95)
        3:48.49 (25.58)     4:12.83 (24.34)
  7 Liam Egan        SR Stanford          4:12.02    4:14.49   174   12  
    r:+0.73  23.51        48.60 (25.09)
        1:14.03 (25.43)     1:39.50 (25.47)
        2:05.28 (25.78)     2:30.90 (25.62)
        2:56.62 (25.72)     3:22.68 (26.06)
        3:49.08 (26.40)     4:14.49 (25.41)
  8 Ricardo Vargas   FR Michigan          4:12.87    4:17.23   168   11  
    r:+0.69  24.14        49.62 (25.48)
        1:15.49 (25.87)     1:41.60 (26.11)
        2:07.31 (25.71)     2:33.05 (25.74)
        2:58.95 (25.90)     3:24.89 (25.94)
        3:51.27 (26.38)     4:17.23 (25.96)

200 IM

Tonight’s A final featured not one, but two sub-1:40 swimmers with Florida’s Jan Switkowski (1:39.54) leading the way with NC State’s Andreas Vazaios (1:39.97) following behind in second. This puts Switkowski third on the all-time list with Vazaios now sitting behind the Gator in fourth all-time. Third was awarded to Florida’s Mark Szaranek in a time of 1:40.27.

Cal’s Matthew Josa posted a 1:41.66 in the B final to take the win for the Bears.

Event 4  Men 200 Yard IM
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 1:38.13  2/15/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
     American: A 1:38.13  2/15/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
   U. S. Open: O 1:38.13  2/15/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
 Championship: C 1:39.38  3/26/2015 David Nolan, Stanford-PC
         Pool: P 1:40.40  3/22/2018 Andrew Seliskar, California-PC
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals NISCA Points
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Jan Switkowski   SR Florida           1:41.23    1:39.54P  197   20  
    r:+0.67  21.50        46.34 (24.84)
        1:15.48 (29.14)     1:39.54 (24.06)
  2 Andreas Vazaios  JR NC State          1:40.93    1:39.97P  194   17  
    r:+0.69  22.10        46.44 (24.34)
        1:15.44 (29.00)     1:39.97 (24.53)
  3 Mark Szaranek    SR Florida           1:41.62    1:40.27P  193   16  
    r:+0.68  21.85        46.54 (24.69)
        1:15.71 (29.17)     1:40.27 (24.56)
  4 Abrahm DeVine    JR Stanford          1:40.78    1:40.35P  193   15  
    r:+0.67  21.84        46.32 (24.48)
        1:15.76 (29.44)     1:40.35 (24.59)
  5 Andrew Seliskar  JR California        1:40.40    1:40.69   191   14  
    r:+0.66  21.79        46.92 (25.13)
        1:15.87 (28.95)     1:40.69 (24.82)
  6 Vini Lanza       JR Indiana           1:42.05    1:40.82   190   13  
    r:+0.69  21.33        47.23 (25.90)
        1:16.66 (29.43)     1:40.82 (24.16)
  7 Gunnar Bentz     SR Georgia           1:42.13    1:41.89   185   12  
    r:+0.72  22.25        48.18 (25.93)
        1:17.63 (29.45)     1:41.89 (24.26)
  8 Ian Finnerty     JR Indiana           1:42.08    1:44.25   174   11  
    r:+0.66  22.52        49.40 (26.88)
        1:18.36 (28.96)     1:44.25 (25.89)

50 Free

In tonight’s 50 free A final Florida Gator Caeleb Dressel threw down yet another American record with a 17.63 to win by nearly a second ahead of NC State’s Ryan Held. Minnesota’s Bowen Becker snuck into third with an 18.90.

Dressel’s margin of victory was wider than the any other individual event tonight, as he won by .99 of a second. This also solidifies Dressel as the only man to win the 50 free all four years at NCAA’s. It is also interesting to note that Dressel’s second 25 was faster than the rest of the field’s second 25 and only .05 slower than the second fastest first 25 in the field.

USC’s Santo Condorelli touched first in the B final with an 18.99.

Event 5  Men 50 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 17.81  3/22/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida-FL
     American: A 17.81  3/22/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida-FL
   U. S. Open: O 17.81  3/22/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida-FL
 Championship: C 17.81  3/22/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida-FL
         Pool: P 17.81  3/22/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida-FL
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals NISCA Points
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Caeleb Dressel   SR Florida             18.11      17.63N  200   20  
     r:+0.63  8.48         17.63 (9.15)
  2 Ryan Held        SR NC State            18.69      18.64   192   17  
     r:+0.60  9.10         18.64 (9.54)
  3 Bowen Becker     JR Minnesota           18.88      18.90   186   16  
     r:+0.63  9.20         18.90 (9.70)
  4 Pawel Sendyk     SO California          18.95      18.94   185   15  
     r:+0.66  9.08         18.94 (9.86)
  5 Ryan Hoffer      FR California          19.04      18.97   184   13.5
     r:+0.65  9.07         18.97 (9.90)
  5 Zach Apple       JR Auburn              18.97      18.97   184   13.5
     r:+0.63  9.10         18.97 (9.87)
  7 Robert Howard    JR Alabama             19.00      19.09   181   12  
     r:+0.69  9.19         19.09 (9.90)
  8 Blake Pieroni    SR Indiana             18.93      19.17   179   11  
     r:+0.64  9.28         19.17 (9.89)

4×100 Medley Relay

The 4×100 medley relay A final featured Indiana’s squad of Gabriel Fantoni (45.59), Ian Finnerty (50.33), Vini Lanza (44.53) and Blake Pieroni (40.62) swam a time of 3:01.07 to break their own pool record from this morning while NC State’s team of Coleman Stewart (44.74), Jacob Molacek (52.32), Ryan Held (43.88) and Justin Ress (40.82) put together a 3:01.76 for second.

In third was USC quartet of Ralf Tribuntsov (45.01), Carsten Vissering (50.90), Dylan Carter (44.71) and Santo Condorelli (41.21).

The Texas Longhorns won the B final in a time of 3:03.56.

Event 7  Men 400 Yard Medley Relay
==================================================================================
         NCAA: N 2:59.22  3/23/2017 Texas
                          J Shebat, W Licon, J Schooling, J Conger
     American: A 3:01.51  3/24/2017 California
                          R Murphy, C Hoppe, M Josa, M Jensen
   U. S. Open: O 2:59.22  3/23/2017 Texas
                          J Shebat, W Licon, J Schooling, J Conger
 Championship: C 2:59.22  3/23/2017 Texas
                          J Shebat, W Licon, J Schooling, J Conger
         Pool: P 3:01.30  2/22/2018 Indiana
                          G Fantoni, I Finnerty, V Lanza, B Pieroni
    School                        Prelims     Finals NISCA Points
==================================================================================
                                === A - Final ===                                 
 
  1 Indiana                       3:01.87    3:01.07P        40  
     1) Gabriel Fantoni FR            2) r:0.13 Ian Finnerty JR       
     3) r:0.41 Vini Lanza JR          4) r:0.22 Blake Pieroni SR      
    r:+0.74  21.87        45.59 (45.59)
        1:08.78 (23.19)     1:35.92 (50.33)
        1:56.36 (20.44)     2:20.45 (44.53)
        2:39.67 (19.22)     3:01.07 (40.62)
  2 NC State                      3:02.70    3:01.76         34  
     1) Coleman Stewart SO            2) r:0.28 Jacob Molacek JR      
     3) r:0.17 Ryan Held SR           4) r:0.11 Justin Ress JR        
    r:+0.65  21.38        44.74 (44.74)
        1:08.78 (24.04)     1:37.06 (52.32)
        1:56.76 (19.70)     2:20.94 (43.88)
        2:40.05 (19.11)     3:01.76 (40.82)
  3 USC                           3:03.02    3:01.83         32  
     1) Ralf Tribuntsov SR            2) r:0.18 Carsten Vissering JR  
     3) r:0.23 Dylan Carter SR        4) r:0.31 Santo Condorelli SR   
    r:+0.66  21.61        45.01 (45.01)
        1:08.43 (23.42)     1:35.91 (50.90)
        1:55.84 (19.93)     2:20.62 (44.71)
        2:39.57 (18.95)     3:01.83 (41.21)
  4 California                    3:02.77    3:02.83         30  
     1) Daniel Carr FR                2) r:0.16 Connor Hoppe SR       
     3) r:0.06 Matthew Josa SR        4) r:0.23 Ryan Hoffer FR        
    r:+0.62  21.86        45.50 (45.50)
        1:09.01 (23.51)     1:36.37 (50.87)
        1:56.86 (20.49)     2:21.37 (45.00)
        2:40.66 (19.29)     3:02.83 (41.46)
  5 Florida                       3:04.05    3:03.16         28  
     1) Bayley Main JR                2) r:0.38 Caeleb Dressel SR     
     3) r:0.22 Jan Switkowski SR      4) r:0.18 Maxime Rooney SO      
    r:+0.65  22.34        46.41 (46.41)
        1:09.76 (23.35)     1:37.03 (50.62)
        1:57.34 (20.31)     2:21.14 (44.11)
        2:40.87 (19.73)     3:03.16 (42.02)
  6 Stanford                      3:03.84    3:04.16         26  
     1) Ryan Dudzinski JR             2) r:0.15 Matt Anderson JR      
     3) r:0.27 Andrew Liang SR        4) r:0.30 Sam Perry SR          
    r:+0.65  21.99        45.55 (45.55)
        1:09.67 (24.12)     1:37.64 (52.09)
        1:58.28 (20.64)     2:22.53 (44.89)
        2:41.86 (19.33)     3:04.16 (41.63)
  7 Louisville                    3:03.68    3:04.37         24  
     1) Nicolas Albiero FR            2) r:0.08 Carlos Claverie SR    
     3) r:0.09 Zach Harting JR        4) r:0.16 Andrej Barna SO       
    r:+0.65  22.08        45.43 (45.43)
        1:09.19 (23.76)     1:36.94 (51.51)
        1:57.84 (20.90)     2:22.15 (45.21)
        2:41.80 (19.65)     3:04.37 (42.22)
  8 Georgia                       3:03.70    3:04.50         22  
     1) Javier Acevedo SO             2) r:0.15 James Guest JR        
     3) r:0.29 Camden Murphy FR       4) r:0.25 Gunnar Bentz SR       
    r:+0.68  22.04        44.90 (44.90)
        1:08.82 (23.92)     1:36.77 (51.87)
        1:57.95 (21.18)     2:21.95 (45.18)
        2:42.45 (20.50)     3:04.50 (42.55)

1-Meter Diving

The men’s 1-meter diving event was won by Indiana senior Michael Hixon with a score of 464.40, just nine points shy of the NCAA record of 473.75, set by Stanford’s Kristian Ipsen in 2013.

Purdue’s Steele Johnson took second in a score of 443.85. In third was Florida’s James Connor (440.55).

Rounding out the A final with a score of 387.45 was Texas Longhorn Grayson Campbel.

Event 6  Men 1 mtr Diving
=========================================================================
 Championship: C 473.75  3/28/2013 Kristian Ipsen, Stanford
         Pool: P 493.60  2/22/2018 Michael Hixon, Indiana
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals NISCA Points
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Michael Hixon    SR Indiana            408.20     464.40   191   20  
  2 Steele Johnson   JR Purdue             396.75     443.85   186   17  
  3 James Connor     JR Indiana            397.30     440.55   185   16  
  4 Zhipeng Zeng     JR Tennessee          387.70     437.70   185   15  
  5 Jordan Windle    FR Texas              374.65     412.80   179   14  
  6 Sam Thornton     JR Texas A&M          370.75     407.45   177   13  
  7 Juan Hernandez   SO LSU                389.05     391.10   173   12  
  8 Grayson Campbel  SO Texas              379.00     387.45   172   11  
Comments Off on Caeleb Dressel Dazzles; Indiana surges into lead at NCAAs

Author: Jason Tillotson

avatar
Jason Tillotson is a junior at American University where he is majoring in Foreign Language Communication with a minor in Marketing. He is also a coach for Nation's Capital Swim Club.

Current Swimming World Issue


Trouble Viewing on Smart Phones, Tablets or iPads? Click Here