Indiana Dominates 400 Medley Relay to Close Thursday Night at NCAAs

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Ian Finnerty took over the lead on breaststroke, and his Indiana teammates held on to capture victory in the 400 medley relay. The team of Gabriel Fantoni (45.25), Finnerty (49.60), Vini Lanza (44.21) and Zach Apple (40.64) combined to swim a time of 2:59.70, the second-fastest 400 medley relay in history.

Almost two seconds behind the Hoosiers, in an all-important battle in the the team contest, Cal touched out Texas for second. Cal’s team of Daniel CarrReece WhitleyAndrew Seliskar and Ryan Hoffer finished in 3:01.56, with Hoffer anchoring in 41.00. Texas’ Austin KatzCharlie ScheinfeldJohn Shebat and Tate Jackson touched in 3:01.58, with Shebat providing a monster 43.89 fly split.

NC State took fourth in 3:03.25. Defending 100 back national champion Coleman Stewart was moved to the fly leg, and he responded with a 44.07 split. The rest of the final consisted of Louisville (3:03.45), USC (3:04.25), Missouri (3:04.51) and Florida (3:04.66). Notably, USC’s Carsten Vissering joined Finnerty with 49-second breaststroke splits with a 49.91.

Event 7  Men 400 Yard Medley Relay
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         NCAA: N 2:59.22  23-Mar-17 Texas
                          J Shebat, W Licon, J Schooling, J Conger
         Meet: M 2:59.22  23-Mar-17 Texas
                          J Shebat, W Licon, J Schooling, J Conger
     American: A 3:01.51  23-Mar-17 California
                          R Murphy, C Hoppe, M Josa, M Jensen
   U. S. Open: O 2:59.22  23-Mar-17 Texas
                          J Shebat, W Licon, J Schooling, J Conger
         Pool: P 3:01.26  28-Mar-19 Indiana
                          G Fantoni, I Finnerty, V Lanza, Z Apple
    School                              Prelims     Finals Points 
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                            === Championship Final ===                            
 
  1 Indiana                             3:01.26    2:59.70P  40  
     1) Fantoni, Gabriel SO           2) r:0.20 Finnerty, Ian SR      
     3) r:0.52 Lanza, Vini SR         4) r:0.31 Apple, Zach SR        
    r:+0.67  21.46        45.25 (45.25)
        1:08.15 (22.90)     1:34.85 (49.60)
        1:55.25 (20.40)     2:19.06 (44.21)
        2:38.37 (19.31)     2:59.70 (40.64)
  2 California                          3:04.48    3:01.56   34  
     1) Carr, Daniel SO               2) r:0.16 Whitley, Reece FR     
     3) r:0.24 Seliskar, Andrew SR    4) r:0.08 Hoffer, Ryan SO       
    r:+0.73  21.72        45.09 (45.09)
        1:08.72 (23.63)     1:36.24 (51.15)
        1:56.40 (20.16)     2:20.56 (44.32)
        2:40.07 (19.51)     3:01.56 (41.00)
  3 Texas                               3:03.80    3:01.58   32  
     1) Katz, Austin SO               2) r:0.21 Scheinfeld, Charlie FR
     3) r:0.20 Shebat, John SR        4) r:0.23 Jackson, Tate SR      
    r:+0.66  21.69        45.54 (45.54)
        1:08.72 (23.18)     1:36.51 (50.97)
        1:56.44 (19.93)     2:20.40 (43.89)
        2:39.84 (19.44)     3:01.58 (41.18)
  4 NC State                            3:03.81    3:03.25   30  
     1) Vazaios, Andreas SR           2) r:0.18 Graber, Daniel SR     
     3) r:0.15 Stewart, Coleman JR    4) r:0.19 Molacek, Jacob SR     
    r:+0.66  21.40        45.00 (45.00)
        1:09.25 (24.25)     1:37.42 (52.42)
        1:57.96 (20.54)     2:21.49 (44.07)
        2:41.41 (19.92)     3:03.25 (41.76)
  5 Louisville                          3:03.01    3:03.45   28  
     1) Albiero, Nicolas SO           2) r:-0.02 Somov, Evgenii SO    
     3) r:0.18 Harting, Zach SR       4) r:0.01 Barna, Andrej JR      
    r:+0.90  21.85        45.26 (45.26)
        1:09.06 (23.80)     1:36.94 (51.68)
        1:57.31 (20.37)     2:21.35 (44.41)
        2:40.98 (19.63)     3:03.45 (42.10)
  6 Southern Cali                       3:04.16    3:04.25   26  
     1) Mulcare, Patrick SR           2) r:0.35 Vissering, Carsten SR 
     3) r:0.22 Valente, Alex SR       4) r:0.23 Miljenic, Nikola SO   
    r:+0.74  22.03        46.25 (46.25)
        1:09.17 (22.92)     1:36.16 (49.91)
        1:57.02 (20.86)     2:21.67 (45.51)
        2:41.35 (19.68)     3:04.25 (42.58)
  7 Missouri                            3:04.37    3:04.51   24  
     1) Hein, Daniel JR               2) r:0.28 O'Brien, Jordan SR    
     3) r:0.16 Kovac, Danny FR        4) r:0.25 Schreuders, Mikel SR  
    r:+0.65  21.81        45.60 (45.60)
        1:09.41 (23.81)     1:37.76 (52.16)
        1:58.38 (20.62)     2:22.80 (45.04)
        2:42.57 (19.77)     3:04.51 (41.71)
  8 Florida                             3:04.78    3:04.66   22  
     1) Stokowski, Kacper FR          2) r:0.16 Guarente, Marco JR    
     3) r:0.34 Rooney, Maxime JR      4) r:0.32 Main, Bayley SR       
    r:+0.66  21.89        45.27 (45.27)
        1:09.23 (23.96)     1:37.49 (52.22)
        1:58.08 (20.59)     2:22.22 (44.73)
        2:42.22 (20.00)     3:04.66 (42.44)

3 comments

  1. Ja Bounce

    The team of Gabriel Fantoni (45.25), Finnerty (49.60), Vini Lanza (44.21) and Zach Apple (40.64) combined to swim a time of 2:59.70, the second-fastest 400 medley relay in history. For the LOVE!!! Crazy Fast!!

  2. Richard Nielsen

    Excited for the 100 Breaststroke today as freshman Max Mchugh also went a sub 50 on his leg in the B final for Minnesota.