Andrew Seliskar Wins Third Event of NCAAs to Move to Third All-Time in 200 Breast

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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
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         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 
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                       === 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)
Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 18                  
 
  1. California                        492   2. Texas                             404
  3. Indiana                         338.5   4. NC State                          253
  5. Louisville                        171   6. Florida                           156
  7. Alabama                           124   8. Harvard                           118
  9. Michigan                           97  10. Stanford                           95
 10. Missouri                           95  12. Virginia                           92
 13. Tennessee                          85  14. Texas A&M                          83
 14. Arizona                            83  16. Southern Cali                      81
 17. Minnesota                          79  18. Georgia                            75
 19. Florida St                         69  19. Ohio St                            69
 21. Arizona St                       47.5  22. Georgia Tech                       44
 23. Purdue                             38  24. University of Miami                30
 25. South Carolina                     18  25. Penn                               18
 27. Duke                               17  27. Hawaii                             17
 27. Penn St                            17  30. Grand Canyon                       16
 31. Columbia University                14  32. Kentucky                           11
 33. Lsu                                 9  34. Missouri St                         7
 34. Denver                              7  34. Notre Dame                          7
 34. Wisconsin                           7  38. Virginia Tech                       6
 38. Auburn                              6  38. Princeton                           6
 41. Navy                                4  42. Towson                              2

2 comments

  1. Stephen Paul

    hes quick but hes no dean

  2. Craig Welday

    another good swim…way to go