2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming Championships: Texas Wins Three Events, Cal Wins Team Title

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The final night of the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships from Austin, Texas saw the California Golden Bears win their first NCAA team title since 2014. Texas was second after winning three events on Saturday night and Indiana was third. NC State finished fourth as a team.

Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 21                      
 
  1. California                        560   2. Texas                             475
  3. Indiana                         385.5   4. NC State                          307
  5. Louisville                        212   6. Florida                           164
  7. Alabama                           142   8. Harvard                           132
  9. Ohio St                           124  10. Virginia                          106
 11. Tennessee                         105  11. Missouri                          105
 13. Michigan                           99  14. Florida St                         97
 15. Stanford                           96  16. Arizona                            95
 17. Texas A&M                          93  18. Georgia                            86
 19. Minnesota                          84  20. Southern Cali                      81
 21. Arizona St                       75.5  22. University of Miami                62
 23. Purdue                             51  24. Georgia Tech                       45
 25. Kentucky                           26  26. Lsu                                25
 27. South Carolina                     21  28. Penn                               18
 29. Duke                               17  29. Hawaii                             17
 29. Penn St                            17  32. Grand Canyon                       16
 33. Towson                             14  33. Columbia University                14
 35. Virginia Tech                      11  36. Wisconsin                           7
 36. Denver                              7  36. Notre Dame                          7
 36. Missouri St                         7  40. Princeton                           6
 40. Auburn                              6  42. Navy                                4
 42. Iupui                               4  44. University of North Carolina        2

1650 Free

Michigan junior Felix Aubock took control early in the 1650 free on the final night of the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas. Throughout the race, Aubock was creeping further and further below NCAA record pace. Aubock did not have enough left over the final 100 to get the record but he swam a 14:23.09 to win his first ever NCAA individual title.

Aubock was second in 2017 and second in 2018 in this event. He was third in the 500 in 2017 and second in 2018. This season he was the favorite to win the 500 but he failed to make finals, placing 35th. Aubock finally put those demons behind him and won his first individual title for Michigan in this event. Aubock was off his best time of 14:22.88 as he remains the third fastest performer ever in this event.

Indiana freshman Michael Brinegar (14:27.50) gave Aubock a race early as he ended up with the runner-up spot for the Hoosiers.

Cal continued to pick up valuable points as Nick Norman (14:32.12) and Sean Grieshop (14:35.82) placed third and fourth. Grieshop was swimming in the earlier heats as he had the fastest time this afternoon.

There were a lot of fast times out of the afternoon heats with Louisville’s Marcelo Acosta (14:38.92), Stanford’s True Sweetser (14:39.07) and Georgia’s Walker Higgins (14:39.52) all placed in the top eight.

Virginia’s Brendan Casey (14:38.42) placed fourth in the fastest seeded heat and he finished fifth overall.

Michigan now has nine NCAA titles in this event. Aubock joins the likes of Fritz Myers (1957), Marcel Wouda (1993), Tom Dolan (1995, 96), Chris Thompson (2001), Peter Vanderkaay (2004) and Connor Jaeger (2013, 14) as winners of the event for the Wolverines.

 Event 15  Men 1650 Yard Freestyle
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         NCAA: N 14:22.41  25-Mar-17 Clark Smith, Texas
         Meet: M 14:22.41  25-Mar-17 Clark Smith, Texas
     American: A 14:18.25  02-Dec-17 Zane Grothe, Badger Swim Club
   U. S. Open: O 14:18.25  02-Dec-17 Zane Grothe, Badger Swim Club
         Pool: P 14:29.27  27-Mar-14 Connor Jaeger
    Name                 Year School               Seed     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
  1 Auboeck, Felix         JR Michigan         14:29.58   14:23.09P  20  
    r:+0.76  24.45        50.58 (26.13)
        1:17.17 (26.59)     1:43.76 (26.59)
        2:10.08 (26.32)     2:36.25 (26.17)
        3:02.47 (26.22)     3:28.93 (26.46)
        3:55.38 (26.45)     4:21.91 (26.53)
        4:48.35 (26.44)     5:14.59 (26.24)
        5:40.98 (26.39)     6:07.18 (26.20)
        6:33.67 (26.49)     7:00.03 (26.36)
        7:26.37 (26.34)     7:52.64 (26.27)
        8:18.93 (26.29)     8:45.17 (26.24)
        9:11.41 (26.24)     9:37.50 (26.09)
       10:03.65 (26.15)    10:29.77 (26.12)
       10:55.95 (26.18)    11:22.20 (26.25)
       11:48.31 (26.11)    12:14.27 (25.96)
       12:40.35 (26.08)    13:06.48 (26.13)
       13:32.67 (26.19)    13:58.65 (25.98)    14:23.09 (24.44)
  2 Brinegar, Michael      FR Indiana          14:31.73   14:27.50P  17  
    r:+0.77  23.68        49.98 (26.30)
        1:16.26 (26.28)     1:42.72 (26.46)
        2:09.24 (26.52)     2:35.83 (26.59)
        3:02.40 (26.57)     3:28.98 (26.58)
        3:55.43 (26.45)     4:21.91 (26.48)
        4:48.15 (26.24)     5:14.55 (26.40)
        5:41.06 (26.51)     6:07.34 (26.28)
        6:33.71 (26.37)     7:00.29 (26.58)
        7:26.63 (26.34)     7:53.04 (26.41)
        8:19.61 (26.57)     8:45.90 (26.29)
        9:12.45 (26.55)     9:38.89 (26.44)
       10:05.09 (26.20)    10:31.52 (26.43)
       10:57.74 (26.22)    11:24.13 (26.39)
       11:50.50 (26.37)    12:17.02 (26.52)
       12:43.30 (26.28)    13:09.74 (26.44)
       13:36.42 (26.68)    14:02.91 (26.49)    14:27.50 (24.59)
  3 Norman, Nick           SR California       14:33.96   14:32.12   16  
    r:+0.72  24.00        49.99 (25.99)
        1:16.14 (26.15)     1:42.41 (26.27)
        2:08.87 (26.46)     2:35.34 (26.47)
        3:01.87 (26.53)     3:28.38 (26.51)
        3:55.00 (26.62)     4:21.62 (26.62)
        4:48.18 (26.56)     5:14.82 (26.64)
        5:41.41 (26.59)     6:07.83 (26.42)
        6:34.27 (26.44)     7:00.72 (26.45)
        7:27.19 (26.47)     7:53.56 (26.37)
        8:20.04 (26.48)     8:46.45 (26.41)
        9:12.87 (26.42)     9:39.32 (26.45)
       10:05.80 (26.48)    10:32.29 (26.49)
       10:58.89 (26.60)    11:25.51 (26.62)
       11:52.23 (26.72)    12:19.13 (26.90)
       12:45.93 (26.80)    13:12.86 (26.93)
       13:39.84 (26.98)    14:06.67 (26.83)    14:32.12 (25.45)
  4 Grieshop, Sean         SO California       14:44.83   14:35.82   15  
    r:+0.68  24.25        51.09 (26.84)
        1:18.15 (27.06)     1:45.21 (27.06)
        2:12.10 (26.89)     2:38.85 (26.75)
        3:06.04 (27.19)     3:33.01 (26.97)
        3:59.49 (26.48)     4:26.30 (26.81)
        4:53.06 (26.76)     5:19.75 (26.69)
        5:46.29 (26.54)     6:12.91 (26.62)
        6:39.42 (26.51)     7:06.19 (26.77)
        7:32.80 (26.61)     7:59.24 (26.44)
        8:25.79 (26.55)     8:52.54 (26.75)
        9:18.98 (26.44)     9:45.28 (26.30)
       10:11.85 (26.57)    10:38.35 (26.50)
       11:04.94 (26.59)    11:31.34 (26.40)
       11:57.79 (26.45)    12:24.48 (26.69)
       12:51.24 (26.76)    13:17.97 (26.73)
       13:44.40 (26.43)    14:10.65 (26.25)    14:35.82 (25.17)
  5 Casey, Brendan         SR Virginia         14:37.50   14:38.42   14  
    r:+0.67  24.28        50.26 (25.98)
        1:16.42 (26.16)     1:43.01 (26.59)
        2:09.53 (26.52)     2:36.27 (26.74)
        3:03.13 (26.86)     3:29.82 (26.69)
        3:56.56 (26.74)     4:23.22 (26.66)
        4:50.05 (26.83)     5:16.69 (26.64)
        5:43.42 (26.73)     6:10.13 (26.71)
        6:36.95 (26.82)     7:03.65 (26.70)
        7:30.39 (26.74)     7:57.51 (27.12)
        8:24.39 (26.88)     8:51.28 (26.89)
        9:17.97 (26.69)     9:44.50 (26.53)
       10:11.30 (26.80)    10:37.88 (26.58)
       11:04.78 (26.90)    11:31.76 (26.98)
       11:58.65 (26.89)    12:25.70 (27.05)
       12:52.83 (27.13)    13:19.71 (26.88)
       13:46.34 (26.63)    14:12.97 (26.63)    14:38.42 (25.45)
  6 Acosta, Marcelo        SR Louisville       14:40.19   14:38.92   13  
    r:+0.72  24.06        50.66 (26.60)
        1:17.57 (26.91)     1:44.67 (27.10)
        2:11.92 (27.25)     2:39.12 (27.20)
        3:06.31 (27.19)     3:33.21 (26.90)
        3:59.99 (26.78)     4:26.80 (26.81)
        4:53.95 (27.15)     5:21.18 (27.23)
        5:48.09 (26.91)     6:14.97 (26.88)
        6:41.80 (26.83)     7:08.58 (26.78)
        7:35.31 (26.73)     8:01.80 (26.49)
        8:28.41 (26.61)     8:54.90 (26.49)
        9:21.57 (26.67)     9:48.19 (26.62)
       10:14.92 (26.73)    10:41.48 (26.56)
       11:08.09 (26.61)    11:34.88 (26.79)
       12:01.98 (27.10)    12:28.99 (27.01)
       12:55.85 (26.86)    13:22.14 (26.29)
       13:48.61 (26.47)    14:14.42 (25.81)    14:38.92 (24.50)
  7 Sweetser, True         JR Stanford         14:46.43   14:39.07   12  
    r:+0.72  24.81        51.70 (26.89)
        1:18.77 (27.07)     1:46.03 (27.26)
        2:13.24 (27.21)     2:40.33 (27.09)
        3:07.56 (27.23)     3:34.88 (27.32)
        4:01.98 (27.10)     4:28.78 (26.80)
        4:55.55 (26.77)     5:22.45 (26.90)
        5:49.29 (26.84)     6:16.10 (26.81)
        6:43.03 (26.93)     7:10.03 (27.00)
        7:36.77 (26.74)     8:03.61 (26.84)
        8:30.47 (26.86)     8:57.11 (26.64)
        9:23.99 (26.88)     9:50.79 (26.80)
       10:17.32 (26.53)    10:43.68 (26.36)
       11:10.06 (26.38)    11:36.46 (26.40)
       12:02.88 (26.42)    12:29.64 (26.76)
       12:56.33 (26.69)    13:23.03 (26.70)
       13:48.88 (25.85)    14:14.30 (25.42)    14:39.07 (24.77)
  8 Higgins, Walker        JR Georgia          14:54.05   14:39.52   11  
    r:+0.74  23.70        49.97 (26.27)
        1:16.88 (26.91)     1:44.04 (27.16)
        2:11.14 (27.10)     2:38.35 (27.21)
        3:05.48 (27.13)     3:32.74 (27.26)
        3:59.77 (27.03)     4:26.77 (27.00)
        4:53.18 (26.41)     5:19.63 (26.45)
        5:46.25 (26.62)     6:12.99 (26.74)
        6:39.92 (26.93)     7:06.55 (26.63)
        7:33.01 (26.46)     7:59.51 (26.50)
        8:25.91 (26.40)     8:52.53 (26.62)
        9:19.37 (26.84)     9:46.12 (26.75)
       10:12.79 (26.67)    10:39.15 (26.36)
       11:06.05 (26.90)    11:32.80 (26.75)
       11:59.61 (26.81)    12:26.40 (26.79)
       12:53.24 (26.84)    13:20.01 (26.77)
       13:46.74 (26.73)    14:13.42 (26.68)    14:39.52 (26.10)

200 Back

Texas senior John Shebat finally came out on top. After finishing second in the 100 and 200 the last two years, he finally broke through for his first individual NCAA title in the 200 back on Saturday night at the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas. Shebat went out hard and swam a 1:36.42 as he held off sophomore teammate Austin Katz (1:36.45). Katz almost ran Shebat down as the two Longhorns went 1-2 in their home pool.

This is the second event in a row that the runner-up the last two seasons ended up breaking through for their first title. Michigan’s Felix Aubock was second in the 1650 in 2017 and 2018 and won his first NCAA title in the preceding event.

Shebat and Katz moved up to second and third all-time in the 200 back with their swims as Shebat was out under Ryan Murphy’s NCAA and American Record pace.

Cal’s Bryce Mefford (1:38.65) finished in third for the Golden Bears as Cal also had Daniel Carr (1:39.33) place fifth in the final.

NC State’s Coleman Stewart (1:38.81), who placed second twice on Friday night, placed fourth for the Wolfpack.

Florida’s Clark Beach (1:39.68), Hawaii’s Kane Follows (1:40.14) and Arizona State’s Zachary Poti (1:40.38) also swam in the A-Final.

Texas now has nine 200 back NCAA titles, the second most of any school. Shebat joins the likes of Rick Carey (1982-84), Doug Gjertsen (1987), Nate Dusing (2001), Aaron Peirsol (2003-04) and Katz (2018) as winners of the event for the Longhorns.

All-Time List:

  1. Ryan Murphy, Cal, 1:35.73 (2016)
  2. John Shebat, Texas, 1:36.42 (2019)
  3. Austin Katz, Texas, 1:36.45 (2019)
  4. Ryan Lochte, Florida, 1:36.81 (2006)
  5. Tyler Clary, Michigan, 1:37.58 (2009)
  6. Patrick Mulcare, USC, 1:37.80 (2017)
  7. Arkady Vyatchanin, NYAC, 1:37.87 (2013)
  8. Eugene Godsoe, Stanford, 1:38.21 (2012)
 Event 16  Men 200 Yard Backstroke
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 1:35.73  26-Mar-16 Ryan Murphy, California
         Meet: M 1:35.73  26-Mar-16 Ryan Murphy, California
     American: A 1:35.73  26-Mar-16 Ryan Murphy, California
   U. S. Open: O 1:35.73  26-Mar-16 Ryan Murphy, California
         Pool: P 1:37.35            Ryan Murphy
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Shebat, John           SR Texas             1:37.97    1:36.42P  20  
    r:+0.68  22.06        46.03 (23.97)
        1:10.86 (24.83)     1:36.42 (25.56)
  2 Katz, Austin           SO Texas             1:37.72    1:36.45P  17  
    r:+0.69  22.53        46.69 (24.16)
        1:11.32 (24.63)     1:36.45 (25.13)
  3 Mefford, Bryce         SO California        1:38.95    1:38.65   16  
    r:+0.66  23.37        48.21 (24.84)
        1:13.38 (25.17)     1:38.65 (25.27)
  4 Stewart, Coleman       JR NC State          1:39.29    1:38.81   15  
    r:+0.70  23.09        47.84 (24.75)
        1:12.95 (25.11)     1:38.81 (25.86)
  5 Carr, Daniel           SO California        1:38.56    1:39.33   14  
    r:+0.58  23.29        48.18 (24.89)
        1:13.74 (25.56)     1:39.33 (25.59)
  6 Beach, Clark           SO Florida           1:39.37    1:39.68   13  
    r:+0.65  23.73        48.91 (25.18)
        1:14.34 (25.43)     1:39.68 (25.34)
  7 Follows, Kane          JR Hawaii            1:39.15    1:40.14   12  
    r:+0.71  23.84        48.64 (24.80)
        1:14.20 (25.56)     1:40.14 (25.94)
  8 Poti, Zachary          JR Arizona St        1:39.09    1:40.38   11  
    r:+0.74  23.32        48.72 (25.40)
        1:14.78 (26.06)     1:40.38 (25.60)

100 Free

Harvard junior Dean Farris continued his incredible meet at the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas as he swam a 40.80 to win his second individual title of the weekend. Farris held off a hard charge from Minnesota senior Bowen Becker (40.83) who gave Farris everything he could handle the final 25.

Farris moved up to third all-time in the 100 free as Becker moved up to fourth.

Indiana senior Zach Apple (41.45) placed third for the Hoosiers as he was just off his best time of 41.36 from 2018.

The youngest in the final was freshman Daniel Krueger (41.56), who placed fourth for the Longhorns. Texas is 53 points out of first place as they are scratching for everything they can get to win a fifth straight team title in their home pool.

Cal picked up points from Ryan Hoffer (41.82) and Pawel Sendyk (42.06) in sixth and eighth.

Alabama’s Robert Howard (41.75) and NC State’s Justin Ress (42.00) also swam in the A-Final.

Harvard now has three NCAA titles in the 100 free as Farris joins the likes of Charles Hutter (1936) and Henry Dyer (1957) as winners of the event for the Crimson.

All-Time List:

  1. Caeleb Dressel, Florida, 39.90 (2018)
  2. Vladimir Morozov, USC, 40.76 (2013)
  3. Dean Farris, Harvard, 40.80 (2019)
  4. Bowen Becker, Minnesota, 40.83 (2019)
  5. Cesar Cielo, Auburn, 40.92 (2008)
  6. Michael Chadwick, Missouri, 40.95 (2017)
  7. Ryan Held, NC State, 41.05 (2018)
  8. Tate Jackson, Texas, 41.06 (2018)
 Event 17  Men 100 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 39.90  24-Mar-18 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
         Meet: M 39.90  24-Mar-18 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
     American: A 39.90  24-Mar-18 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
   U. S. Open: O 39.90  24-Mar-18 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
         Pool: P 41.00  30-Mar-19 Dean Farris, Harvard
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Farris, Dean           JR Harvard             41.00      40.80P  20  
    r:+0.69  19.42        40.80 (21.38)
  2 Becker, Bowe           SR Minnesota           41.44      40.83P  17  
    r:+0.63  19.48        40.83 (21.35)
  3 Apple, Zach            SR Indiana             41.59      41.45   16  
    r:+0.62  19.73        41.45 (21.72)
  4 Krueger, Daniel        FR Texas               41.49      41.56   15  
    r:+0.74  19.86        41.56 (21.70)
  5 Howard, Robert         SR Alabama             41.69      41.75   14  
    r:+0.70  20.21        41.75 (21.54)
  6 Hoffer, Ryan           SO California          41.76      41.82   13  
    r:+0.64  20.18        41.82 (21.64)
  7 Ress, Justin           SR NC State            41.74      42.00   12  
    r:+0.62  20.05        42.00 (21.95)
  8 Sendyk, Pawel          JR California          41.76      42.06   11  
    r:+0.66  19.85        42.06 (22.21)

200 Breast

Cal senior Andrew Seliskar won his third event of the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships with a 1:48.70 in the 200 breast final on Saturday night in Austin, Texas. Seliskar used a strong back-half to take down the defending champion Ian Finnerty of Indiana. Finnerty finished in third at 1:49.90 as Minnesota freshman Max McHugh was runner-up at 1:49.41 for the Golden Gophers. McHugh was the second Gopher to finish second in an individual event tonight after Bowen Becker was second in the 100 free.

Seliskar is now third all-time in the 200 breaststroke while McHugh is now sixth all-time. Finnerty also improved on his best time, moving up to seventh all-time.

Barring an official search, Seliskar could be one of the first men to ever win the 200 breast and 200 free at the same NCAAs. Seliskar won the 200 free on Friday night in Austin and also won the 200 IM on Thursday.

Georgia Tech’s Caio Pumputis (1:50.79), Cal’s Reece Whitley (1:50.84), Ohio State’s Paul DeLakis (1:52.05), Texas A&M’s Benjamin Walker (1:53.09) and Georgia’s James Guest (1:53.47) also swam in the A-Final.

Pumputis swam in three A-Finals at NCAAs this week, placing sixth in both the 200 IM and 100 breast.

Cal now has five NCAA titles in the 200 breaststroke. Seliskar joins the likes of D. Graham Smith (1977-79) and Henrique Barbosa (2006) as winners of the event for the Golden Bears.

All-Time List:

  1. Will Licon, Texas, 1:47.91 (2017)
  2. Kevin Cordes, Arizona, 1:48.66 (2013)
  3. Andrew Seliskar, Cal, 1:48.70 (2019)
  4. Cody Miller, Indiana, 1:49.31 (2017)
  5. Josh Prenot, Cal, 1:49.38 (2016)
  6. Max McHugh, Minnesota, 1:49.41 (2019)
  7. Ian Finnerty, Indiana, 1:49.90 (2019)
  8. Chuck Katis, Cal, 1:50.54 (2015)
 Event 18  Men 200 Yard Breaststroke
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 1:47.91  25-Mar-17 Will Licon, Texas
         Meet: M 1:47.91  25-Mar-17 Will Licon, Texas
     American: A 1:47.91  25-Mar-17 Will Licon, Texas
   U. S. Open: O 1:47.91  25-Mar-17 Will Licon, Texas
         Pool: P 1:48.66  27-Mar-14 Kevin Cordes, Arizona
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Seliskar, Andrew       SR California        1:51.19    1:48.70   20  
    r:+0.61  24.34        51.94 (27.60)
        1:19.74 (27.80)     1:48.70 (28.96)
  2 McHugh, Max            FR Minnesota         1:51.36    1:49.41   17  
    r:+0.70  24.53        52.47 (27.94)
        1:20.64 (28.17)     1:49.41 (28.77)
  3 Finnerty, Ian          SR Indiana           1:51.24    1:49.90   16  
    r:+0.65  24.41        51.75 (27.34)
        1:20.37 (28.62)     1:49.90 (29.53)
  4 Pumputis, Caio         SO Georgia Tech      1:52.40    1:50.79   15  
    r:+0.68  24.72        52.65 (27.93)
        1:21.23 (28.58)     1:50.79 (29.56)
  5 Whitley, Reece         FR California        1:51.59    1:50.84   14  
    r:+0.77  24.87        52.74 (27.87)
        1:21.14 (28.40)     1:50.84 (29.70)
  6 DeLakis, Paul          SO Ohio St           1:52.56    1:52.05   13  
    r:+0.70  25.40        53.80 (28.40)
        1:22.60 (28.80)     1:52.05 (29.45)
  7 Walker, Benjamin       JR TA&M              1:52.58    1:53.09   12  
    r:+0.67  25.09        53.82 (28.73)
        1:23.12 (29.30)     1:53.09 (29.97)
  8 Guest, James           SR Georgia           1:52.75    1:53.47   11  
    r:+0.62  25.38        54.12 (28.74)
        1:23.36 (29.24)     1:53.47 (30.11)

200 Fly

NC State senior Andreas Vazaios won the 200 fly final on Saturday night at the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships for the second straight year. After moving to third all-time last year, Vazaios swam 0.03 faster in 2019 with a 1:38.57. Vazaios has the quickest second 100 as he used a huge 25.11 on his third 50 to solidify his lead going into the final 50. Vazaios finished ahead of 100 champion Vini Lanza (1:39.63) of Indiana and early leader Zheng Quah (1:39.68) of Cal.

Vazaios improved on his best time as he remains third all-time with his swim tonight. NC State has yet to win an NCAA title this week in Austin and Vazaios ended that drought with his gold in the 200 fly.

Zheng and Lanza are in the top eight all-time list but did not improve on their best times.

Louisville’s Nick Albiero (1:40.08), who has had a quietly successful meet in Austin, placed fourth for the Cardinals for his highest NCAA finish ever. He is now 13th all-time in the 200 fly.

Virginia’s Zach Fong (1:40.28), Cal’s Trenton Julian (1:40.94), Towson’s Jack Saunderson (1:41.06) and Georgia’s Camden Murphy (1:41.97) also swam in the A-Final.

Cal has officially clinched the 2019 NCAA title, their first title since winning in Austin in 2014.

NC State now has four NCAA titles in the 200 fly. Vazaios joins the likes of Richard Fadgen (1956), Steve Gregg (1976) and himself (2018) as winners of the event for the Wolfpack.

All-Time List:

  1. Jack Conger, Texas, 1:37.35 (2017)
  2. Joseph Schooling, Texas, 1:37.97 (2016)
  3. Andreas Vazaios, NC State, 1:38.57 (2019)
  4. Zheng Quah, Cal, 1:38.83 (2017)
  5. Vini Lanza, Indiana, 1:39.28 (2019)
  6. Dylan Bosch, Michigan, 1:39.33 (2014)
  7. Jan Switkowski, Florida, 1:39.55 (2018)
  8. Michael Phelps, NBAC, 1:39.65 (2010)
  9. Tom Shields, Cal, 1:39.65 (2013)
 Event 19  Men 200 Yard Butterfly
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 1:37.35  25-Mar-17 Jack Conger, Texas
         Meet: M 1:37.35  25-Mar-17 Jack Conger, Texas
     American: A 1:37.35  25-Mar-17 Jack Conger, Texas
   U. S. Open: O 1:37.35  25-Mar-17 Jack Conger, Texas
         Pool: P 1:39.17  25-Feb-17 Jack Conger, Texas
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Vazaios, Andreas       SR NC State          1:39.54    1:38.57P  20  
    r:+0.73  22.54        48.02 (25.48)
        1:13.13 (25.11)     1:38.57 (25.44)
  2 Lanza, Vini            SR Indiana           1:40.18    1:39.63   17  
    r:+0.68  21.99        47.58 (25.59)
        1:13.44 (25.86)     1:39.63 (26.19)
  3 Quah, Zheng            JR California        1:40.21    1:39.68   16  
    r:+0.57  21.99        47.13 (25.14)
        1:12.69 (25.56)     1:39.68 (26.99)
  4 Albiero, Nicolas       SO Louisville        1:40.16    1:40.08   15  
    r:+0.64  22.35        48.20 (25.85)
        1:13.83 (25.63)     1:40.08 (26.25)
  5 Fong, Zach             SR Virginia          1:40.18    1:40.28   14  
    r:+0.68  22.94        48.53 (25.59)
        1:14.33 (25.80)     1:40.28 (25.95)
  6 Julian, Trenton        SO California        1:40.94    1:40.94   13  
    r:+0.65  22.43        47.59 (25.16)
        1:13.60 (26.01)     1:40.94 (27.34)
  7 Saunderson, Jack       SR Towson            1:40.44    1:41.06   12  
    r:+0.64  22.35        47.79 (25.44)
        1:13.77 (25.98)     1:41.06 (27.29)
  8 Murphy, Camden         SO Georgia           1:40.72    1:41.97   11  
    r:+0.68  22.70        48.78 (26.08)
        1:14.83 (26.05)     1:41.97 (27.14)

Platform Diving

Texas sophomore Jordan Windle used a clutch final dive to win the platform diving title on Saturday night at the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas. Windle (447.00) scored 86 points on his final dive to overtake Miami junior David Dinsmore (440.75), who won the title in 2017. Dinsmore had the lead going into the final dive but his 77 points were not enough to overcome Windle’s final dive.

Windle actually took down the 2017 champ (Dinsmore) and the 2018 and 2016 champion in this event in Tennessee senior Colin Zeng (406.00). Windle won the first NCAA title in the platform board for the Longhorns as the sophomore won in his home pool.

Windle also took after fellow Longhorn Murphy Bromberg, who won the women’s platform title last week in Austin.

LSU’s Juan Hernandez (435.80) placed third for the Tigers, scoring 81 points on his fourth dive to put him in contention for the win.

Miami’s Zach Cooper (407.80), who competed in his only event this week in platform, placed fourth for the Hurricanes. Miami placed 21st as a team with only three total divers in the meet.

Tennessee’s Zeng (406.00), Purdue’s Ben Bramley (396.30), Ohio State’s Joseph Canova (368.95) and Kentucky’s Seb Masterson (321.30) also competed in the A-Final.

This is the first platform NCAA diving title for Texas.

 Event 20  Men Platform Diving
=========================================================================
         Meet: M 548.90  26-Mar-11 Nick McCrory, Duke
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Windle, Jordan         SO Texas              363.90     447.00   20  
  2 Dinsmore, David        JR Miami              459.90     440.75   17  
  3 Hernandez, Juan        JR LSU                356.20     435.80   16  
  4 Cooper, Zach           SO Miami              370.85     407.80   15  
  5 Zeng, Zhipeng          SR Tennessee          445.65     406.00   14  
  6 Bramley, Ben           FR Purdue             368.55     396.30   13  
  7 Canova, Joseph         SO Ohio St            362.80     368.95   12  
  8 Masterton, Sebastian   SR Kentucky           340.70     321.30   11

400 Free Relay

The Texas Longhorns closed the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships with a 2:45.12 in the 400 free relay as Texas won its second relay of the weekend in their home pool. The relay win is also the third gold of the night for the Longhorns. The team of Daniel Krueger (41.73), John Shebat (41.65), Tate Jackson (40.98) and Townley Haas (40.76) swam a 2:45.12 to win the four-team battle over NC State (2:46.25), Cal (2:46.41) and Indiana (2:47.22).

Texas was in a dogfight with the aforementioned four teams as NC State came in second with Jacob Molacek (41.91), Coleman Stewart (41.94), Nyls Korstanje (41.44) and Justin Ress (40.96). This is the third relay NC State finished in second in after grabbing the runner-up spots in the 800 free and 200 free relays.

Cal was third as the Golden Bears clinched their first NCAA team title since 2014. The team of Michael Jensen (42.15), Pawel Sendyk (41.92), Ryan Hoffer (41.24) and Andrew Seliskar (41.10) swam for the Golden Bears. Cal won the team title after only winning one relay (200 free) all week.

Florida State (2:48.51), Louisville (2:50.21), Ohio State (2:50.28) and Arizona State (2:50.47) also swam in the A-Final.

The fastest splits outside the top three came from Indiana’s Zach Apple (41.47), Jack Franzman (41.51), Louisville’s Zach Harting (41.80) and Florida State’s Emir Muratovic (41.88).

Texas now has ten 400 free relay NCAA titles. The 2019 team joins the likes of the teams from 1981, 1988-91, 1994, 2001, 2012 and 2017 as winners of the event for the Longhorns.

Event 21  Men 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
         NCAA: N 2:44.31  24-Mar-18 NC State
                          R Held, J Ress, J Molacek, C Stewart
         Meet: M 2:44.31  24-Mar-18 NC State
                          R Held, J Ress, J Molacek, C Stewart
     American: A 2:44.31  24-Mar-18 NC State
                          R Held, J Ress, J Molacek, C Stewart
   U. S. Open: O 2:44.31  24-Mar-18 NC State
                          R Held, J Ress, J Molacek, C Stewart
         Pool: P 2:48.33  27-Mar-14 Auburn
                          Chierighini, Disney-May, Mendes, Darmody
    School                              Prelims     Finals Points 
==================================================================================
                            === Championship Final ===                            
 
  1 Texas                               2:49.07    2:45.12P  40  
     1) Krueger, Daniel FR            2) r:0.02 Shebat, John SR       
     3) r:0.19 Jackson, Tate SR       4) r:0.15 Haas, Townley SR      
    r:+0.73  19.88        41.73 (41.73)
        1:01.08 (19.35)     1:23.38 (41.65)
        1:42.53 (19.15)     2:04.36 (40.98)
        2:23.46 (19.10)     2:45.12 (40.76)
  2 NC State                            2:49.11    2:46.25P  34  
     1) Molacek, Jacob SR             2) r:0.30 Stewart, Coleman JR   
     3) r:0.16 Korstanje, Nyls FR     4) r:0.20 Ress, Justin SR       
    r:+0.64  20.01        41.91 (41.91)
        1:01.72 (19.81)     1:23.85 (41.94)
        1:43.17 (19.32)     2:05.29 (41.44)
        2:24.34 (19.05)     2:46.25 (40.96)
  3 California                          2:48.38    2:46.41P  32  
     1) Jensen, Michael JR            2) r:0.09 Sendyk, Pawel JR      
     3) r:0.13 Hoffer, Ryan SO        4) r:0.25 Seliskar, Andrew SR   
    r:+0.66  20.29        42.15 (42.15)
        1:01.53 (19.38)     1:24.07 (41.92)
        1:43.38 (19.31)     2:05.31 (41.24)
        2:24.78 (19.47)     2:46.41 (41.10)
  4 Indiana                             2:48.67    2:47.22P  30  
     1) Apple, Zach SR                2) r:0.42 Samy, Mohamed JR      
     3) r:0.26 Franzman, Jack FR      4) r:0.30 Blaskovic, Bruno SO   
    r:+0.61  19.77        41.47 (41.47)
        1:01.39 (19.92)     1:23.50 (42.03)
        1:43.23 (19.73)     2:05.71 (42.21)
        2:24.92 (19.21)     2:47.22 (41.51)
  5 Florida St                          2:49.22    2:48.51   28  
     1) Pisani, Will SR               2) r:0.14 Ksiazek, Jakub FR     
     3) r:0.31 Muratovic, Emir SR     4) r:0.31 Kaleoaloha, Kanoa SR  
    r:+0.67  20.03        42.34 (42.34)
        1:02.16 (19.82)     1:24.35 (42.01)
        1:43.84 (19.49)     2:06.23 (41.88)
        2:26.12 (19.89)     2:48.51 (42.28)
  6 Louisville                          2:49.64    2:50.21   26  
     1) Albiero, Nicolas SO           2) r:0.18 Barna, Andrej JR      
     3) r:0.11 Paulson, Colton FR     4) r:0.07 Harting, Zach SR      
    r:+0.64  20.72        42.89 (42.89)
        1:02.62 (19.73)     1:25.16 (42.27)
        1:45.19 (20.03)     2:08.41 (43.25)
        2:28.18 (19.77)     2:50.21 (41.80)
  7 Ohio St                             2:49.39    2:50.28   24  
     1) Loy, Andrew JR                2) r:0.23 DeLakis, Paul SO      
     3) r:0.39 Abeysinghe, Matthew JR 4) r:0.24 Gaziev, Ruslan FR     
    r:+0.67  20.35        42.18 (42.18)
        1:02.54 (20.36)     1:24.88 (42.70)
        1:45.27 (20.39)     2:07.88 (43.00)
        2:28.25 (20.37)     2:50.28 (42.40)
  8 Arizona St                          2:49.67    2:50.47   22  
     1) Swift, Carter SO              2) r:0.15 Carlson, Evan SO      
     3) r:0.28 Poti, Zachary JR       4) r:0.32 House, Grant SO       
    r:+0.57  20.17        42.62 (42.62)
        1:02.48 (19.86)     1:24.96 (42.34)
        1:45.25 (20.29)     2:08.17 (43.21)
        2:28.38 (20.21)     2:50.47 (42.30)

2 comments

  1. avatar

    Hats off to those great and glorious Golden Bears~ great program led by a great coach. Fierce competition by the Longhorns but the strength of the Bears came through. Congratulations to eh Golden Bears on their latest championship! Ciongratulations also the the rest of the competitors. Great meet!