Andreas Vazaios Wins Back-to-Back 200 Fly NCAA Titles, Cal Clinches Title

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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
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         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)
 Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 19                  
 
  1. California                        528   2. Texas                             406
  3. Indiana                         355.5   4. NC State                          273
  5. Louisville                        186   6. Florida                           156
  7. Alabama                           124   8. Harvard                           118
  9. Virginia                          106  10. Michigan                           97
 11. Stanford                           95  11. Missouri                           95
 13. Texas A&M                          93  14. Georgia                            86
 15. Tennessee                          85  16. Arizona                            83
 17. Southern Cali                      81  18. Minnesota                          79
 19. Ohio St                            78  20. Florida St                         69
 21. Arizona St                       47.5  22. Georgia Tech                       45
 23. Purdue                             38  24. University of Miami                30
 25. South Carolina                     21  26. Penn                               18
 27. Duke                               17  27. Hawaii                             17
 27. Penn St                            17  30. Grand Canyon                       16
 31. Towson                             14  31. Columbia University                14
 33. Kentucky                           11  33. Virginia Tech                      11
 35. Lsu                                 9  36. Denver                              7
 36. Missouri St                         7  36. Wisconsin                           7
 36. Notre Dame                          7  40. Auburn                              6
 40. Princeton                           6  42. Navy                                4

1 comment

  1. Craig Welday

    The 3rd 50 in any 200 is the key…x’lnt swim