NC State Wins 4×100 Free Relay, Sets American and NCAA Records Again

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The NC State squad of Ryan Held (41.05), Justin Ress (40.62), Jacob Molacek (41.02) and Coleman Stewart (41.62) produced a 2:44.31 to break their own American and NCAA records, which they set during this morning’s prelims. That 41.05 lead-off leg for Held puts him fifth all-time in the 100 free.

Taking second in the A final was Florida’s squad, which featured the fastest split in the field from Caeleb Dressel who swam a 40.25.

Taking third was California’s quartet with their time of 2:46.54.

Rounding out the A final in a tie was Auburn and Alabama who each produced a 2:49.01.

Florida State’s team swam a 2:49.70 to win the B final.

 Event 21  Men 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
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         NCAA: N 2:44.75  03/24/2018NC State, NC State-NC
                          R Held, J Molacek, M McGlaughlin, J Ress
     American: A 2:44.75  03/24/2018NC State, NC State-NC
                          R Held, J Molacek, M McGlaughlin, J Ress
   U. S. Open: O 2:44.75  03/24/2018NC State, NC State-NC
                          R Held, J Molacek, M McGlaughlin, J Ress
 Championship: C 2:44.75  03/24/2018NC State, NC State-NC
                          R Held, J Molacek, M McGlaughlin, J Ress
         Pool: P 2:44.75  03/24/2018NC State, NC State-NC
                          R Held, J Molacek, M McGlaughlin, J Ress
    School                        Prelims     Finals NISCA Points
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                                === A - Final ===                                 
 
  1 NC State                      2:44.75    2:44.31N  600   40  
     1) Ryan Held SR                  2) r:0.30 Justin Ress JR        
     3) r:0.22 Jacob Molacek JR       4) r:0.26 Coleman Stewart SO    
    r:+0.62  19.51        41.05 (41.05)
        1:00.15 (19.10)     1:21.67 (40.62)
        1:41.05 (19.38)     2:02.69 (41.02)
        2:22.35 (19.66)     2:44.31 (41.62)
  2 Florida                       2:47.52    2:45.73   600   34  
     1) Khader Baqlah SO              2) r:0.24 Jan Switkowski SR     
     3) r:0.29 Caeleb Dressel SR      4) r:0.13 Mark Szaranek SR      
    r:+0.71  20.42        42.28 (42.28)
        1:01.90 (19.62)     1:23.53 (41.25)
        1:42.56 (19.03)     2:03.78 (40.25)
        2:23.39 (19.61)     2:45.73 (41.95)
  3 California                    2:47.97    2:46.54   594   32  
     1) Justin Lynch SR               2) r:0.29 Andrew Seliskar JR    
     3) r:0.16 Ryan Hoffer FR         4) r:0.36 Michael Jensen SO     
    r:+0.61  19.88        41.97 (41.97)
        1:01.82 (19.85)     1:23.81 (41.84)
        1:43.08 (19.27)     2:05.00 (41.19)
        2:24.56 (19.56)     2:46.54 (41.54)
  4 Texas                         2:47.31    2:47.00   588   30  
     1) Brett Ringgold SR             2) r:0.41 Townley Haas JR       
     3) r:0.35 Joseph Schooling SR    4) r:0.34 Tate Jackson JR       
    r:+0.72  20.30        41.79 (41.79)
        1:01.32 (19.53)     1:22.90 (41.11)
        1:42.64 (19.74)     2:05.42 (42.52)
        2:25.19 (19.77)     2:47.00 (41.58)
  5 USC                           2:48.19    2:47.13   588   28  
     1) Santo Condorelli SR           2) r:0.15 Dylan Carter SR       
     3) r:0.27 Ralf Tribuntsov SR     4) r:0.23 Robert Glinta FR      
    r:+0.65  19.75        41.89 (41.89)
        1:01.49 (19.60)     1:23.52 (41.63)
        1:43.20 (19.68)     2:05.27 (41.75)
        2:24.81 (19.54)     2:47.13 (41.86)
  6 Indiana                       2:47.11    2:47.29   588   26  
     1) Mohamed Samy SO               2) r:0.30 Blake Pieroni SR      
     3) r:0.42 Bruno Blaskovic FR     4) r:0.34 Ali Khalafalla SR     
    r:+0.73  20.11        41.98 (41.98)
        1:01.14 (19.16)     1:22.75 (40.77)
        1:42.59 (19.84)     2:05.00 (42.25)
        2:25.01 (20.01)     2:47.29 (42.29)
  7 Auburn                        2:49.30    2:49.01   573   23  
     1) Zach Apple JR                 2) r:0.31 Liam McCloskey JR     
     3) r:0.22 Peter Holoda SR        4) r:0.24 Santiago Grassi SO    
    r:+0.63  19.87        41.79 (41.79)
        1:02.06 (20.27)     1:24.62 (42.83)
        1:44.45 (19.83)     2:06.38 (41.76)
        2:26.74 (20.36)     2:49.01 (42.63)
  7 Alabama                       2:48.76    2:49.01   573   23  
     1) Zane Waddell SO               2) r:0.29 Robert Howard JR      
     3) r:0.36 Christopher Reid SR    4) r:0.29 Laurent Bams SR       
    r:+0.73  20.08        42.56 (42.56)
        1:02.02 (19.46)     1:24.08 (41.52)
        1:44.22 (20.14)     2:06.76 (42.68)
        2:26.76 (20.00)     2:49.01 (42.25)

 

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