NCAA Division I Men’s Championships: Brett Fraser Captures 200 Free Title

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, March 25. FLORIDA's Brett Fraser clinched the 200-yard freestyle title at the NCAA Division I Men's Championships with a strong performance.

Fraser clocked a 1:32.21 to move to seventh on the all-time list, and keep the 200 free crown in the Florida family. Last year, Conor Dwyer won in 1:32.31, while Brett's brother Shaune won the 2009 title in 1:31.70. The win is the fifth for Florida in the event, as Mike Heath (1984) and Adam Sioui (2002) also earned titles for the Gators.

Brett and Shaune are the first brothers to win the same event since Seth (1993) and Martin (1996) Pepper won the 100 fly for Arizona. Brothers Peter (freestyles) and Alex (400 IM) Vanderkaay have both won NCAA titles, but not in the same event.

Texas' Dax Hill finished second in 1:32.64 to move to 13th all time, while USC's Clement Lefert touched third in 1:33.17. Virginia's Matt McLean (1:33.22), Virginia's Scot Robison (1:33.30), USC's Dimitri Colupaev (1:33.47), Florida's Sebastien Rousseau (1:34.19) and Stanford's Morgan Priestley (1:35.88) completed the championship field.

Arizona's Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or clinched B final heat with a 1:33.99, while Texas A&M's Balazs Makany finished 10th overall in 1:34.63. Tennessee's Ryan Harrison (1:34.63), Stanford's Alex Coville (1:34.85), Stanford's Jakob Allen (1:34.93), Florida's Jeff Raymond (1:35.21), Texas' Scott Jostes (1:35.38) and Virginia's David Karasek (1:36.17) also swam in the consolation heat.

California remained in first with 240 points, despite claiming no points in the event. Stanford held second with 223 points, while Texas (217), Florida (159) and Arizona (154) rounded out the top five.

Top 10 Average Scoring Running Projections Heading into 800 Free Relay*:
California (312.875), Texas (266.875), Stanford (247), Arizona (207.5), Auburn (183.625), Florida (173.75), USC (115.75), Virginia (111), Michigan (105), Ohio State (85.625)

* Average Scoring Projections based on the average points allotted to an A finalist (14.75) and a B finalist (4.625). Double points for relays.

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