NC State Crushes NCAA and American Records in 4×100 Free Relay

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Continuing the record-breaking week, the NC State quartet of Ryan Held (41.09), Jacob Molacek (41.07), Mark McGlaughlin (42.24) and Justin Ress (40.35) produced an NCAA and American record time of 2:44.75. This mark blew away the old record, held by Texas, of 2:45.39.

That 41.09 lead-off leg from Held marks him as the sixth fastest performer in history, just .01 behind fellow US national-teamer Nathan Adrian.

Indiana’s squad threw down a 2:47.11 to earn the second spot heading into tonight’s A final with the Texas Longhorns right behind in the third seed with a 2:47.31. Auburn’s team will round out the A final with their time of 2:49.30.

Florida’s relay, which currently sits fourth going into tonight, featured a 40.15 split from their go-to guy, Caeleb Dressel.

Leading the B final tonight will be Stanford’s squad who produced a 2:49.84.

Event 21  Men 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
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         NCAA: N 2:45.39  03/25/2017Texas
                          B Ringgold, J Conger, T Haas, J Schooling
     American: A 2:45.69  02/24/2018NC State
                          R Held, J Ress, J Molacek, C Stewart
   U. S. Open: O 2:45.39  03/25/2017Texas
                          B Ringgold, J Conger, T Haas, J Schooling
 Championship: C 2:45.39  03/25/2017Texas
                          B Ringgold, J Conger, F Haas, J Schooling
         Pool: P 2:46.56  03/17/2007Auburn
                          J Andkjaer, C Cielo, M Targett, B Lundquist
    School                           Seed    Prelims NISCA       
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                       === Preliminaries ===                        
 
  1 NC State                      2:45.69    2:44.75N q600  
     1) Ryan Held SR                  2) r:0.23 Jacob Molacek JR      
     3) r:0.28 Mark McGlaughlin SO    4) r:0.35 Justin Ress JR        
    r:+0.63  19.49        41.09 (41.09)
        1:00.67 (19.58)     1:22.16 (41.07)
        1:42.00 (19.84)     2:04.40 (42.24)
        2:23.45 (19.05)     2:44.75 (40.35)
  2 Indiana                       2:48.81    2:47.11  q588  
     1) Mohamed Samy SO               2) r:0.34 Blake Pieroni SR      
     3) r:0.27 Bruno Blaskovic FR     4) r:0.36 Ali Khalafalla SR     
    r:+0.75  20.39        42.40 (42.40)
        1:02.03 (19.63)     1:23.51 (41.11)
        1:43.34 (19.83)     2:05.35 (41.84)
        2:24.67 (19.32)     2:47.11 (41.76)
  3 Texas                         2:48.35    2:47.31  q588  
     1) Brett Ringgold SR             2) r:0.17 Townley Haas JR       
     3) r:0.30 Jeff Newkirk JR        4) r:0.31 Tate Jackson JR       
    r:+0.70  19.76        41.96 (41.96)
        1:01.52 (19.56)     1:23.29 (41.33)
        1:43.73 (20.44)     2:06.20 (42.91)
        2:25.83 (19.63)     2:47.31 (41.11)
  4 Florida                       2:47.06    2:47.52  q585  
     1) Khader Baqlah SO              2) r:0.19 Maxime Rooney SO      
     3) r:0.45 Christoph Margotti JR  4) r:0.28 Caeleb Dressel SR     
    r:+0.71  20.46        42.20 (42.20)
        1:02.37 (20.17)     1:24.68 (42.48)
        1:44.76 (20.08)     2:07.37 (42.69)
        2:26.39 (19.02)     2:47.52 (40.15)
  5 California                    2:48.42    2:47.97  q582  
     1) Justin Lynch SR               2) r:0.29 Andrew Seliskar JR    
     3) r:0.22 Ryan Hoffer FR         4) r:0.27 Michael Jensen SO     
    r:+0.62  20.13        42.40 (42.40)
        1:02.36 (19.96)     1:24.34 (41.94)
        1:44.14 (19.80)     2:06.46 (42.12)
        2:25.91 (19.45)     2:47.97 (41.51)
  6 USC                           2:50.18    2:48.19  q579  
     1) Santo Condorelli SR           2) r:0.26 Dylan Carter SR       
     3) r:0.24 Ralf Tribuntsov SR     4) r:0.25 Robert Glinta FR      
    r:+0.66  19.97        42.46 (42.46)
        1:02.16 (19.70)     1:23.97 (41.51)
        1:43.78 (19.81)     2:05.53 (41.56)
        2:25.47 (19.94)     2:48.19 (42.66)
  7 Alabama                       2:50.24    2:48.76  q576  
     1) Robert Howard JR              2) r:0.15 Zane Waddell SO       
     3) r:0.35 Christopher Reid SR    4) r:0.27 Laurent Bams SR       
    r:+0.68  20.33        42.15 (42.15)
        1:01.95 (19.80)     1:24.13 (41.98)
        1:44.23 (20.10)     2:06.69 (42.56)
        2:26.68 (19.99)     2:48.76 (42.07)
  8 Auburn                        2:48.58    2:49.30  q570  
     1) Zach Apple JR                 2) r:0.28 Liam McCloskey JR     
     3) r:0.33 Peter Holoda SR        4) r:0.18 Santiago Grassi SO    
    r:+0.66  20.01        41.75 (41.75)
        1:01.85 (20.10)     1:24.57 (42.82)
        1:44.57 (20.00)     2:06.27 (41.70)
        2:26.68 (20.41)     2:49.30 (43.03)
8 Comments

8 comments

  1. John McCormack

    Slowest man 42.24… slacker! 🙄🙄😉😉😂😂

  2. Jon Parkhurst

    At end of meet let’s put the fastest relay from all teams and do some damage. 40. 40.41.41

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