A Look at the Returning Scorers in the NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming Landscape

Ryan Hoffer and Pawel Sendyk will look to lead Cal to a second straight team title in 2020. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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The 2019-20 NCAA Division I swimming and diving season is coming fast. There have been a lot of changes in the national landscape like there are with every year but with the Olympics coming up at the end of next summer, a lot of the top athletes elected to sit out this season to focus on long course training.

Swimming World has compiled all of the scorers from last year’s NCAA Championships and what each event will look like with this year’s returning swimmers.

The NCAA men’s meet will be a completely different vibe in 2020 than it was in 2019. Only two individual champions from 2019 will return this year with Ryan Hoffer (50 free) and Felix Auböck (1650 free) as the rest of the champions last year were all seniors. Harvard’s Dean Farris actually has another year of eligibility but is taking an Olympic redshirt and will be training in Austin, Texas this year for the Olympics. Farris would have been a huge favorite in the 100 back and 100 free, events in which he won last year, and also potentially the 200 free where he set the American record last season.

Last year’s champions Andrew SeliskarTownley HaasAbrahm DeVineVini LanzaJohn ShebatIan Finnerty and Andreas Vazaios have all moved on to bigger and better things, leaving this year’s NCAA meet wide open in terms of who takes home the individual titles.

This season will also see the return of Hugo Gonzalez and Grant Shoults. Gonzalez had a stellar freshman SEC’s at Auburn in 2018 but couldn’t replicate it six weeks later at NCAAs. Gonzalez has found a new home in Berkeley, California where he will look to help a Cal team win its second straight NCAA title.

Shoults of Stanford sat out last season to nurse a shoulder injury. He remains a big threat in the 500 this year if he can get back to where he was as a sophomore in 2018 when he finished fourth.

Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas had a huge summer when he put himself in the top ten in the world in the 100 and 200 backstroke. As he enters his sophomore season, there will be a lot of attention on whether he can translate that long course success to short course. But he will have to do battle with NC State senior Coleman Stewart, who is arguably the top swimmer in the NCAA this season.

The biggest freshman acquisition was perhaps Federico Burdisso of Northwestern, who comes in this season as a 1:54 200 butterflyer in long course, which is faster than anyone in the NCAA. Can the Italian adjust well to life in the United States and short course yards? Long course success is no guarantee in the shorter pool, but it has been done before.

50 Free


Ryan Hoffer; Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Hoffer is one of just two defending champions returning this year as he went 1-2 with fellow Golden Bear Pawel Sendyk last year. Those two are the only returning finalists in the 50 free so it will be a different looking field in Indianapolis in March than what we saw in Austin last season. NC State’s Nyls Korstanje could play spoiler in his second season at NC State.

  1. Ryan Hoffer, Cal, 18.63
  2. Pawel Sendyk, Cal, 18.68
  3. Robert Howard, Alabama, 18.80
  4. Bowen Becker, Minnesota, 18.84
  5. Zach Apple, Indiana, 18.99
  6. Dean Farris, Harvard, 19.02
  7. Tate Jackson, Texas, 19.03
  8. Justin Ress, NC State, 19.10
  9. Michael Jensen, Cal, 19.15
  10. Drew Kibler, Texas, 19.15
  11. Will Pisani, Florida State, 19.16
  12. Nyls Korstanje, NC State, 19.18
  13. Luke Mankus, Missouri, 19.20
  14. Andrej Barna, Louisville, 19.30
  15. Gustavo Borges, Michigan, 19.32
  16. Cameron Auchinachie, Denver, 19.37

Top incoming freshmen:

  1. Dillon Downing, Georgia, 19.68
  2. Topher Stensby, Notre Dame, 19.76

100 Free


Daniel Krueger; Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The 100 free is a head-scratcher with four of the top five finishers from 2019 out. That leaves Texas sophomore Daniel Krueger as the top returner this year but he will also have to race against Cameron Craig, who will be making his NCAA return this season for Ohio State. But Krueger has already indicated he is not messing around this year, scoring a quick 41.9 at Texas’ intrasquad meet last week to close out September. Cal’s Ryan Hoffer remains a threat, since he was a 41.2 all the way back in his junior year of high school.

  1. Dean Farris, Harvard, 40.80
  2. Bowen Becker, Minnesota, 40.83
  3. Zach Apple, Indiana, 41.45
  4. Daniel Krueger, Texas, 41.56
  5. Robert Howard, Alabama, 41.75
  6. Ryan Hoffer, Cal, 41.82
  7. Justin Ress, NC State, 42.00
  8. Pawel Sendyk, Cal, 42.06
  9. Townley Haas, Texas, 41.96
  10. Mikel Schreuders, Missouri, 42.08
  11. Cameron Auchinachie, Denver, 42.13
  12. Mohamed Samy, Indiana, 42.47
  13. Nyls Korstanje, NC State, 42.49
  14. Will Pisani, Florida State, 42.55
  15. Kyle DeCoursey, Tennessee, 42.61
  16. Drew Kibler, Texas, 42.63

Top incoming freshmen:

  1. Hunter Tapp, NC State, 43.16
  2. Caspar Corbeau, Texas, 43.22

Also added:

  1. Cameron Craig, Ohio State, 41.95

200 Free

In the 200 free, six of the eight finalists from last year graduated, leaving only Drew Kibler of Texas and Paul DeLakis of Ohio State as All-Americans returning. But Ohio State will also have Arizona State transfer Cameron Craig on its roster this season. If he is anything like he was his freshman year, then he could be a force in this event. But Kibler will have the advantage of swimming NCAAs in his home state and a familiar pool in Indianapolis. Not to be counted out is Florida’s Khader Baqlah, who was the B-Final champ in 2019.

  1. Andrew Seliskar, Cal, 1:30.14
  2. Zach Apple, Indiana, 1:31.55
  3. Drew Kibler, Texas, 1:31.76
  4. Townley Haas, Texas, 1:31.80
  5. Paul DeLakis, Ohio State, 1:32.01
  6. Zach Harting, Louisville, 1:32.24
  7. Jeff Newkirk, Texas, 1:32.46
  8. Mikel Schreuders, Missouri, 1:32.75
  9. Khader Baqlah, Florida, 1:32.18
  10. Grant House, Arizona State, 1:32.29
  11. Mohamed Samy, Indiana, 1:32.29
  12. Jake Sannem, Texas, 1:32.56
  13. Jorge Iga, Arizona, 1:33.05
  14. Jacob Molacek, NC State, 1:33.28
  15. Drew Loy, Ohio State, 1:33.36
  16. Mark Theall, Texas A&M, 1:33.41

Top incoming freshmen:

  1. Brendan Burns, Indiana, 1:34.15
  2. Jack Walker, Virginia, 1:34.16

Also added:

  1. Cameron Craig, Ohio State, 1:31.71

500 Free

Cal’s Sean Grieshop is the top returner from last year’s A-Final but he will have to deal with Michigan senior Felix Auböck and Stanford junior Grant Shoults this season. Auböck had a disastrous 500 at NCAA’s last season, only managing a 4:18 to slip down from the top seed coming into the meet to 35th. Auböck’s best last season was a 4:09 from Big Ten’s so assuming that 4:18 slip-up will never happen again, then he should be a big favorite to win his first ever 500 NCAA title. Shoults sat out last season to nurse a shoulder injury. He swam the 400 at World Championships after having a limited summer training, placing 25th. If he can get back to his pre-injured status, then he could factor into this event.

  1. Townley Haas, Texas, 4:08.19, NCAA record
  2. Sean Grieshop, Cal, 4:10.29
  3. Brooks Fail, Arizona, 4:10.77
  4. Ricardo Vargas, Michigan, 4:12.21
  5. Walker Higgins, Georgia, 4:12.65
  6. Fynn Minuth, South Carolina, 4:12.72
  7. Mark Theall, Texas A&M, 4:16.05
  8. Brennan Novak, Harvard, 4:21.72
  9. Trenton Julian, Cal, 4:11.30
  10. Patrick Callan, Michigan, 4:13.27
  11. Lane Stone, Virginia Tech, 4:14.00
  12. Eric Knowles, NC State, 4:14.22
  13. Brendan Casey, Virginia, 4:14.39
  14. Zach Yeadon, Notre Dame, 4:14.84
  15. Trey Freeman, Florida, 4:18.53
  16. Khader Baqlah, Florida, 4:20.50

Top incoming freshmen:

  1. Jack Walker, Virginia, 4:15.02
  2. Jake Foster, Texas, 4:17.94

Also added:

  1. Felix Auböck, Michigan, 4:09.37
  2. Grant Shoults, Stanford, 4:10.02

1650 Free


Felix Auböck; Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Auböck challenged the NCAA record last year after he rebounded from a terrible 500 earlier in the meet. He finished 12 seconds ahead of the next highest returner in Cal’s Grieshop, but the biggest challenge should come from Florida’s Robert Finke. Now in his sophomore season, Finke didn’t have a great first NCAAs, placing 12th in the 1650 after coming in as the SEC champion and top seed. Finke had a great US Nationals this summer, swimming the fastest 1500 of any American and should be able to challenge Auböck. The winner might come away with a new NCAA record which currently stands at 14:22.41 from 2017.

There will be two notable incoming freshmen that could factor into the top eight in NC State’s Ross Dant and Louisville’s Ilia Sibirtsev. Dant was the YMCA National Champion in the mile and Sibirtsev was the bronze medalist at the World Juniors. If the Russian Sibirtsev can translate his long course success to short course in a short amount of time, then he could score some big points for the Cardinals.

  1. Felix Auböck, Michigan, 14:23.09
  2. Michael Brinegar, Indiana, 14:27.50
  3. Nick Norman, Cal, 14:32.12
  4. Sean Grieshop, Cal, 14:35.82
  5. Brendan Casey, Virginia, 14:38.42
  6. Marcelo Acosta, Louisville, 14:38.92
  7. True Sweetser, Stanford, 14:39.07
  8. Walker Higgins, Georgia, 14:39.52
  9. Johannes Calloni, Stanford, 14:40.53
  10. Mikey Calvillo, Indiana, 14:40.59
  11. Jack McIntyre, NC State, 14:41.80
  12. Robert Finke, Florida, 14:42.75
  13. Zach Yeadon, Notre Dame, 14:42.90
  14. Victor Johansson, Southern Cal, 14:43.21
  15. Greg Reed, Georgia, 14:43.48
  16. Eric Knowles, NC State, 14:46.35

Top incoming freshmen:

  1. Ross Dant, NC State, 14:46.20
  2. Ilia Sibirtsev, Louisville, 15:05.17 (LCM)

Also added:

  1. Grant Shoults, Stanford, 14:35.82

100 Back

NC State’s Coleman Stewart won this as a sophomore in 2018, but was upstaged last year by Dean Farris, who is taking this year to train for the Olympics in Austin, Texas. This year it looks to be Stewart’s title to lose, but it won’t come easy. Texas’ Ryan Harty seems to be improving ever so slightly every year since his elbow injury three years ago and he is the second fastest returner from last year’s A-Final. Louisville’s Nick Albiero and Cal’s Daniel Carr also had stellar sophomore seasons and will be looking to continue that momentum into their junior campaigns.

The biggest intrigue in this event is whether Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas can translate his long course success into short course yards. He put up the fifth fastest time in the world at US Nationals this summer, so how will he fair in the shorter pool? Alabama’s Zane Waddell, who was the world champion this summer in the 50 back, was 12th in this event at NCAAs last year. Now as a world champ, will he be able to challenge for an NCAA title?

  1. Dean Farris, Harvard, 43.66
  2. Coleman Stewart, NC State, 43.98
  3. Mark Nikolaev, Grand Canyon, 44.33
  4. John Shebat, Texas, 44.71
  5. Ryan Harty, Texas, 45.05
  6. Nick Albiero, Louisville, 45.08
  7. Daniel Carr, Cal, 45.21
  8. Javier Acevedo, Georgia, 45.24
  9. Kacper Stokowski, Florida, 44.90
  10. Gabriel Fantoni, Indiana, 44.96
  11. Zach Poti, Arizona State, 45.12
  12. Zane Waddell, Alabama, 45.14
  13. Andreas Vazaios, NC State, 45.40
  14. Joseph Clark, Virginia, 45.56
  15. Justin Ress, NC State, 45.66
  16. Rodrigo Correia, Georgia Tech, 45.90

Top incoming freshmen:

  1. Brendan Burns, Indiana, 46.78
  2. Jack Dolan, Arizona State, 47.07

Also added:

  1. Shaine Casas, Texas A&M, 52.72 (LCM)

200 Back


Austin Katz; Photo Courtesy: Connor Trimble

Texas’ John Shebat finally grabbed the elusive NCAA title in the 200 back after finishing as a runner-up four times in his career. Shebat has graduated from NCAA swimming and will be the only one from last year’s 200 back final to not return in 2020, leaving this event as one of the most intriguing. Longhorn teammate Austin Katz, who finished runner-up to Shebat, is looking to get his title back from 2018 but it won’t be easy. Despite finishing two seconds ahead of third place finisher Bryce Mefford of Cal, the target will be on Katz’s back. He already showed he means business by posting a 1:41 at Texas’ intrasquad meet last week and also had the world’s fifth fastest time in 2019 with his gold medal from the World University Games.

Just behind him in the world rankings is Texas A&M’s Casas, who again has not yet proved himself in short course yards. But he will be looking to have a big sophomore season for the improving Aggies.

  1. John Shebat, Texas, 1:36.42
  2. Austin Katz, Texas, 1:36.45
  3. Bryce Mefford, Cal, 1:38.65
  4. Coleman Stewart, NC State, 1:38.81
  5. Daniel Carr, Cal, 1:39.33
  6. Clark Beach, Florida, 1:39.68
  7. Kane Follows, Hawaii, 1:40.14
  8. Zach Poti, Arizona State, 1:40.38
  9. Ryan Harty, Texas, 1:39.40
  10. Cameron Tysoe, Wisconsin, 1:39.97
  11. Mitchell Whyte, Louisville, 1:40.28
  12. Javier Acevedo, Georgia, 1:40.29
  13. Jeff Newkirk, Texas, 1:40.67
  14. Patrick Mulcare, Southern Cal, 1:41.34
  15. Kieran Smith, Florida, 1:41.36
  16. Matthew Garcia, Tennessee, 1:42.10

Top incoming freshmen:

  1. Peter Larson, Texas, 1:41.60
  2. Ethan Harder, Texas, 1:41.94

Also added:

  1. Hugo Gonzalez, Cal, 1:39.05
  2. Shaine Casas, Texas A&M, 1:55.79 (LCM)

100 Breast


Max McHugh; Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Last year’s top two are gone, leaving Minnesota’s Max McHugh as the early national title favorite after placing third as a freshman in 2019. This was a pretty young field last year with current sophomores Reece Whitley and Zane Backes also making the A-Final, and those three are the top returners for this year.

Georgia Tech’s Caio Pumputis will also be a favorite, coming off a successful sophomore campaign in which he made three A-Finals at NCAA’s after placing as high as 34th in 2018. But Pumputis will be expected to be a bigger challenge in the 200 breast.

Best incoming freshman is Liam Bell of Alabama. He was one of the best 14-year-olds all-time in long course meters and now he will get his chance to prove himself on the national stage. Alabama has been known to produce some great sprinters and with new head coach Coley Stickels leading the way, that should not change.

  1. Ian Finnerty, Indiana, 49.85
  2. Carsten Vissering, Southern Cal, 50.30
  3. Max McHugh, Minnesota, 50.52
  4. Reece Whitley, Cal, 51.11
  5. Zane Backes, Indiana, 51.35
  6. Caio Pumputis, Georgia Tech, 51.38
  7. Evgenii Somov, Louisville, 51.77
  8. Jordan O’Brien, Missouri, 52.11
  9. Hank Poppe, Stanford, 51.93
  10. Blair Bish, Missouri State, 51.95
  11. Charlie Scheinfeld, Texas, 52.05
  12. Laurent Bams, Alabama, 52.07
  13. Mario Koenigsperger, Southern Cal, 52.12
  14. Olli Kokko, Hawaii, 52.22
  15. Trent Pellini, Purdue, 52.24
  16. Itay Goldfaden, South Carolina, 52.54

Top incoming freshmen:

  1. Liam Bell, Alabama, 52.21
  2. Will Myhre, Iowa, 52.59

200 Breast

If McHugh is on form like he was last year at NCAA’s, then he could be the first Minnesota Golden Gopher national champion in men’s swimming since 1964. A few divers have won NCAA titles for the Gophers since but they have not had a champion swimmer since Walt Richardson‘s 100 yard butterfly back when they only counted swimming times to the tenth of a second. That seems to be a lot of pressure for just a sophomore like McHugh, but he seems up to the task, following in the footsteps of older brother Conner McHugh, who was an All-American for the Gophers.

Whitley and Pumputis are both better at the 200 breast and will definitely put up a fight. Whitley won his first national title this summer in the 200 long course breast and could have a big sophomore season in store. Pumputis had a breakout sophomore year so what does he have up his sleeve in his junior year? He is also chasing history for his school as Georgia Tech hasn’t had a national champion since 1927.

  1. Andrew Seliskar, Cal, 1:48.70
  2. Max McHugh, Minnesota, 1:49.41
  3. Ian Finnerty, Indiana, 1:49.90
  4. Caio Pumputis, Georgia Tech, 1:50.79
  5. Reece Whitley, Cal, 1:50.84
  6. Paul DeLakis, Ohio State, 1:52.05
  7. Ben Walker, Texas A&M, 1:53.09
  8. James Guest, Georgia, 1:53.47
  9. Charlie Swanson, Michigan, 1:52.09
  10. David Schlicht, Arizona, 1:52.33
  11. Tommy Cope, Michigan, 1:52.91
  12. Daniel Roy, Stanford, 1:52.93
  13. Sam Iida, Arizona, 1:53.13
  14. Evgenii Somov, Louisville, 1:53.59
  15. Olli Kokko, Hawaii, 1:53.80
  16. Carson Sand, Cal, 1:53.90

Top incoming freshmen:

  1. Jake Foster, Texas, 1:54.27
  2. Caspar Corbeau, Texas, 1:54.56

100 Fly


Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Coleman Stewart has the target on his back this year in the 100 fly after he pushed Vini Lanza for all he was worth in the A-Final a year ago. This year, Stewart will have his hands full with the five other guys from last year’s final. Maxime Rooney was fourth a year ago but has found a new home for himself in Austin, Texas after transferring from Florida after three years. Rooney had a huge summer with a 50.68, which was the second fastest time in the world this year. If Rooney can replicate that this year in yards, then he could be tough to beat.

But what makes Stewart so lethal in the 100 fly is his underwater kicks, something Rooney can’t match. If it comes down to it, Stewart might be the one out-kicking Rooney for the win in Indianapolis.

  1. Vini Lanza, Indiana, 44.37
  2. Coleman Stewart, NC State, 44.46
  3. Miles Smachlo, Michigan, 44.84
  4. Maxime Rooney, Texas, 44.99
  5. Camden Murphy, Georgia, 45.03
  6. Zheng Quah, Cal, 45.06
  7. Ryan Hoffer, Cal, 45.14
  8. Chatham Dobbs, Arizona, 45.39
  9. Nick Albiero, Louisville, 45.14
  10. Pawel Sendyk, Cal, 45.30
  11. Santiago Grassi, Auburn, 45.35
  12. Kano Kaleoaloha, Florida State, 45.40
  13. Bryce Keblish, Virginia, 45.52
  14. Noah Hensley, NC State, 45.70
  15. Jack Saunderson, Towson, 46.02
  16. James Bretscher, NC State, 46.10

Top incoming freshmen:

  1. Brendan Burns, Indiana, 46.10
  2. Noah Henderson, NC State, 46.52

200 Fly

Zheng -Quah-

Zheng Quah; Photo Courtesy: McKenna Ehrmantraut

The 200 fly field is losing half of the 16 scorers from a year ago with Cal’s Zheng Quah as the top returner. Zheng was second in 2017, sixth in 2018 and third last year. Will he finally be able to get it done as a senior this year or will Louisville’s Nick Albiero pull out a win as a junior? Zheng is the early favorite but he isn’t overwhelmingly ahead of the rest of the nation.

The top freshman this year is Northwestern’s Federico Burdisso from Italy. He had a very impressive summer placing fourth in the World Championships final with a 1:54.39 in long course meters, which is head and shoulders ahead of anyone in the NCAA right now. Burdisso followed that up with a bronze at the World Juniors a month later. Now he is training at Northwestern with his brother Alessandro. He will have to make the transition to yards that not every international swimmer has mastered. If he is able to pull out an NCAA title, he would be the first since Matt Grevers in 2007 to do so for the Wildcats.

  1. Andreas Vazaios, NC State, 1:38.57
  2. Vini Lanza, Indiana, 1:39.63
  3. Zheng Quah, Cal, 1:39.68
  4. Nick Albiero, Louisville, 1:40.08
  5. Zach Fong, Virginia, 1:40.28
  6. Trent Julian, Cal, 1:40.94
  7. Jack Saunderson, Towson, 1:41.06
  8. Camden Murphy, Georgia, 1:41.97
  9. Noah Lense, Ohio State, 1:40.79
  10. Michael Thomas, Cal, 1:41.15
  11. Shaine Casas, Texas A&M, 1:41.31
  12. Antani Ivanov, Virginia Tech, 1:41.48
  13. Jose Martinez, Texas A&M, 1:41.61
  14. Fynn Minuth, South Carolina, 1:41.70
  15. Max Holter, Texas, 1:42.19
  16. Christian Ferraro, Georgia Tech, 1:42.99

Top incoming freshmen:

  1. Brendan Burns, Indiana, 1:42.22
  2. Ethan Harder, Texas, 1:43.51

Also added:

  1. Federico Burdisso, Northwestern, 1:54.39 (LCM)

200 IM


Hugo Gonzalez at the 2017 World Juniors; Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

With just two of the eight finalists from last year returning, there is no clear cut favorite in the men’s 200 IM this year. Georgia Tech’s Caio Pumputis was the fastest returner from last year as Florida’s Kieran Smith was the other A-Finalist to return this year. But how will Hugo Gonzalez fair in this event after he took the year off from NCAA swimming last year after a great first year at Auburn? Gonzalez transferred to Virginia Tech but withdrew from the school to go back to Spain. But Gonzalez is now back studying in the US with the Cal Golden Bears, and if he swims anywhere close to how he swam as a freshman at Auburn, then he could be a national champion in more ways than one.

  1. Andrew Seliskar, Cal, 1:38.14
  2. Andreas Vazaios, NC State, 1:39.35
  3. John Shebat, Texas, 1:39.63
  4. Vini Lanza, Indiana, 1:40.30
  5. Abrahm DeVine, Stanford, 1:40.77
  6. Caio Pumputis, Georgia Tech, 1:41.04
  7. Ian Finnerty, Indiana, 1:42.84
  8. Kieran Smith, Florida, 1:44.23
  9. Michael Thomas, Cal, 1:42.34
  10. Mark Andrew, Penn, 1:42.36
  11. Daniel Carr, Cal, 1:42.42
  12. Javier Acevedo, Georgia, 1:42.64
  13. Shaine Casas, Texas A&M, 1:42.71
  14. Drew Loy, Ohio State, 1:42.87
  15. David Schlicht, Arizona, 1:42.99
  16. Ryan Harty, Texas, 1:43.82

Top incoming freshmen:

  1. Jake Foster, Texas, 1:43.99
  2. Brendan Burns, Indiana, 1:44.87

Also added:

  1. Hugo Gonzalez, Cal, 1:40.67

400 IM

Just like in the 200 IM, Hugo Gonzalez is the big question mark here. We don’t know what kind of shape he is in since he didn’t compete in the US last year and was off his form at the World Championships. But his lifetime best is a 3:35 so he shouldn’t be counted out this year. Fellow Golden Bear Sean Grieshop had a breakout sophomore season last year, finishing runner-up in both the 400 IM and 500 free so he enters this year as the favorite in this.

There are two freshmen that could also factor into the A-Final this year in Texas’ Jake Foster and Cal’s Jason Louser. Both of them have represented the United States at the international junior level and now they will get to test themselves in senior waters. They’ve both been quick in long course, so how will that translate to short course?

  1. Abrahm DeVine, Stanford, 3:36.41
  2. Sean Grieshop, Cal, 3:37.03
  3. Michael Thomas, Cal, 3:37.52
  4. Brendan Casey, Virginia, 3:38.43
  5. Trent Julian, Cal, 3:39.83
  6. David Schlicht, Arizona, 3:41.77
  7. Kieran Smith, Florida, 3:43.12
  8. Mark Andrew, Penn, 3:43.76
  9. Tommy Cope, Michigan, 3:40.09
  10. Ricardo Vargas, Michigan, 3:42.32
  11. Raunak Khosla, Princeton, 3:42.57
  12. Alex Liang, Stanford, 3:42.87
  13. Casey Storch, Virginia, 3:43.03
  14. Daniel Sos, Louisville, 3:44.23
  15. Ted Schubert, Virginia, 3:44.89
  16. Grant Sanders, Florida, 3:45.80

Top incoming freshmen:

  1. Jake Foster, Texas, 3:42.28
  2. Jason Louser, Cal, 3:45.87

Also added:

  1. Hugo Gonzalez, Cal, 3:35.76


  1. avatar

    Shaine Casas- 1:42.29 200 IM not 1:42.7

    • avatar
      Andy Ross

      Correct, but he was a 1:42.7 in finals, which is what these times are from.