2021 NCAA Division I Championships: Ryan Hoffer Takes Top Seed in 100 Butterfly

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The 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship continued Friday with preliminaries on Day 3 of the meet.

The events scheduled are the 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 free, 100 breaststroke and 100 backstroke.

Cal has the lead heading into the day, but a late surge from Texas on Thursday night has the meet extremely close with every swim counting for both teams.

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NCAA Championships : 100 Butterfly

Florida’s Caeleb Dressel holds the record in the 100 butterfly at 42.80, the only man to go sub-43. Texas’ Joseph Schooling is the second-fastest performer in history at 43.75, followed by Cal’s Tom Shields (43.84). … Stanford holds the title record with nine, followed by Indiana and Texas with seven each. … Mark Spitz, Ian Crocker and Pablo Morales each swept the title in four years, while Lars Frolander, Anthony Nesty and Shields won the even three times. … Indiana’s Vini Lanza won the 2019 title after back-to-back Dressel titles.

Cal’s Ryan Hoffer continued his strong meet, breaking the pool record in the 100 butterfly to take the top seed in 44.24.

Virginia Tech junior Antani Ivanov has the second seed in 44.54, followed by Georgia’s Camden Murphy (44.69) and Louisville senior Nicholas Albiero (44.82).

Texas senior Alvin Jiang took the fifth seed in 44.85, followed by Florida sophomore Eric Friese (44.98), Missouri junior Danny Kovac (45.00) and Georgia freshman Luca Urlando (45.10).

Virginia Tech’s Youssef Ramadan looked poised to make the top eight but was disqualified for a false start.

Hoffer will look to win his second NCAA title of the meet after winning the 50-yard freestyle on Thursday.

Event 9  Men 100 Yard Butterfly
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         NCAA: N 42.80  3/23/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
         Meet: M 42.80  3/23/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
     American: A 42.80  3/23/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
   U. S. Open: O 42.80  3/23/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
         Pool: P 44.32  2/26/2021 Yousef Ramadan, Virginia Tech
    Name                 Year School               Seed    Prelims        
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Hoffer, Ryan           SR California          45.22      44.24P 
    r:+0.64  20.66        44.24 (23.58)
  2 Ivanov, Antani         JR VT                  45.21      44.54  
    r:+0.65  20.76        44.54 (23.78)
  3 Murphy, Camden         SR Georgia             44.77      44.69  
    r:+0.62  21.16        44.69 (23.53)
  4 Albiero, Nicolas       SR Louisville          44.67      44.82  
    r:+0.62  21.03        44.82 (23.79)
  5 Jiang, Alvin           SR Texas               44.91      44.85  
    r:+0.68  21.09        44.85 (23.76)
  6 Friese, Eric           SO Florida             45.65      44.98  
    r:+0.66  20.78        44.98 (24.20)
  7 Kovac, Danny           JR Missouri            44.84      45.00  
    r:+0.61  20.79        45.00 (24.21)
  8 Urlando, Luca          FR Georgia             44.97      45.10  
    r:+0.67  21.15        45.10 (23.95)
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  9 Frankel, Tomer         FR Indiana             44.91      45.20  
    r:+0.61  21.45        45.20 (23.75)
 10 Burns, Brendan         SO Indiana             45.26      45.39  
    r:+0.64  21.32        45.39 (24.07)
 11 Pomajevich, Sam        SR Texas               45.65      45.41  
    r:+0.66  21.14        45.41 (24.27)
 12 Mota, Kayky            SR Tennessee           45.42      45.50  
    r:+0.65  21.13        45.50 (24.37)
 13 Ferraro, Christian     SR GT                  45.81      45.56  
    r:+0.62  21.31        45.56 (24.25)
 14 Hu, Ethan              FR Stanford            45.47      45.58  
    r:+0.72  21.52        45.58 (24.06)
 15 Miljenic, Nikola       SR USC                 45.33      45.64  
    r:+0.65  21.38        45.64 (24.26)
 15 Wright, River          SO Michigan            45.24      45.64  
    r:+0.63  21.23        45.64 (24.41)