NCAA Division I Men’s Championships: David Nolan Smashes Through 1:40 With NCAA, American Record in 200 IM

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Stanford’s David Nolan crashed through the 1:40 barrier in the men’s 200-yard IM as he demolished his NCAA and American record at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Nolan blasted his way to a stunning effort of 1:39.38, crushing his former record of 1:40.07 set during the Pacific 12 Championships earlier this month. Nolan absolutely blasted the front half of his earlier record, and held on for the rest of the new record.

Comparative Splits

Meet Fly Back Breast Free
NCAA 21.67 24.32 29.21 24.18
Pac 12 21.96 24.95 29.05 24.11

That win adds to Stanford’s NCAA record amount of 200 IM victories, raising the total to 11.

Other Stanford wins:

1959 George Harrison, Stanford, 2:06.7
1967 Dick Roth, Stanford, 1:56.09
1985 Pablo Morales, Stanford, 1:46.08
1986 Pablo Morales, Stanford, 1:45.43
1987 Pablo Morales, Stanford, 1:45.42
1992 Jeff Rouse, Stanford, 1:45.81
1998 Tom Wilkens, Stanford, 1:45.16
2002 Markus Rogan, Stanford, 1:44.03
2011 Austin Staab, Stanford, 1:41.57
2013 David Nolan, Stanford, 1:41.21

Texas’ Will Licon gave Nolan a race most of the way, but settled for moving to third all time with a 1:40.09 for second.  California’s Josh Prenot placed third overall in 1:42.34.

All Time 200 IM

Rank Name Time
1 David Nolan 1:39.38
2 Ryan Lochte 1:40.08
3 Will Licon 1:40.09
4 Bradley Ally 1:40.49
5 Michael Phelps 1:40.58
5 Marcin Cieslak 1:40.58
  1 Nolan, David     SR Stanford          1:41.37    1:39.38N        20  
    r:+0.70  21.67        45.99 (24.32)
        1:15.20 (29.21)     1:39.38 (24.18)
  2 Licon, Will      SO Texas             1:40.68    1:40.09C        17  
    r:+0.72  21.67        47.07 (25.40)
        1:15.82 (28.75)     1:40.09 (24.27)
  3 Prenot, Josh     JR California        1:42.28    1:42.34         16  
    r:+0.72  22.25        48.09 (25.84)
        1:17.27 (29.18)     1:42.34 (25.07)
  4 Kremer, Tom      JR Stanford          1:42.40    1:42.43         15  
    r:+0.74  22.30        47.91 (25.61)
        1:18.03 (30.12)     1:42.43 (24.40)
  5 Murphy, Ryan     SO California        1:41.76    1:42.49         14  
    r:+0.63  21.86        46.73 (24.87)
        1:17.45 (30.72)     1:42.49 (25.04)
  6 Bosch, Dylan     JR Michigan          1:42.29    1:42.62         13  
    r:+0.66  22.49        48.06 (25.57)
        1:17.64 (29.58)     1:42.62 (24.98)
  7 Solaeche-Gomez,  SR Florida           1:42.05    1:42.96         12  
    r:+0.67  22.12        47.54 (25.42)
        1:17.29 (29.75)     1:42.96 (25.67)
  8 Bentz, Gunnar    FR Georgia           1:42.44    1:43.00         11  
    r:+0.74  22.85        48.87 (26.02)
        1:18.52 (29.65)     1:43.00 (24.48)
  1. Texas                             109   2. California                         70
  3. Florida                            64   4. Southern Cali                      58
  5. Michigan                           52   6. Stanford                           41
  7. Georgia                          35.5   8. Auburn                             32
  9. Alabama                            30  10. Missouri                           26
 11. Arizona                            18  12. Unlv (M)                           12
 13. Ohio St                             9  13. Louisville                          9
 15. UNC                               7.5  16. NC State                            7
 17. Wisconsin                           6  18. Tennessee                           5
 18. Univ of Utah                        5  20. Northwestern                        2

2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships, Live Results – Results

2 Comments

2 comments

  1. CoachNick Rice

    What an epic final with 2 of the fastest times in history.

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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