NCAA Division I Men’s Championships: Texas Likely Clinches Eddie Reese’s 11th Career Title During Prelims

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The final day of prelims at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships will be a mix between fabulous individual efforts and the coronation of Texas as the 2015 champions.  Hit refresh for the latest coverage.

Texas’ historic men’s 100-yard fly, along with an amazing rest of the day, pushed the Longhorns out to a gigantic day two lead at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships as Eddie Reese’s 11th career coaching title is likely a lock.

Texas finished the day with 399 points after claiming an NCAA record 92 points in the 100-yard fly with a historic top-four sweep.

The Longhorns certainly have a shot to crack into the top five point tallies of all time:

634 – Auburn – 2004
632 – Stanford – 1992
609.5 – Auburn – 2003
599 – Stanford – 1998
597.5 – Texas – 2001

Meanwhile, California stands second after day two with 275 points, while Michigan (210) and Florida (205) are battling for third.  Southern California is fifth overall with 197 points.

                      Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 14                      
 
  1. Texas                             399   2. California                        275
  3. Michigan                          210   4. Florida                           205
  5. Southern Cali                     197   6. Stanford                          156
  7. Georgia                         148.5   8. Auburn                            131
  9. Alabama                           127  10. NC State                        104.5
 11. Indiana                           104  12. Arizona                          91.5
 13. Missouri                           82  14. Tennessee                          78
 15. Louisville                         72  15. Ohio St                            72
 17. UNC                              49.5  18. Miami (Fl)                         49
 19. Purdue                             29  20. Wisconsin                          28
 21. Penn St                            20  22. South Carolina                     19
 23. Brigham Young                      15  24. Georgia Tech                       14
 25. Virginia Tech                      13  25. Wku                                13
 27. Univ of Utah                     12.5  28. Unlv (M)                           12
 29. Florida St                         11  30. Virginia                            8
 31. Notre Dame                          7  32. Texas A&M                         4.5
 33. Minnesota                           4  34. Southern Methodist University       2
 34. Northwestern                        2

And, barring a load of disqualifications tonight, Texas did what it had to do to secure Reese’s 11th career title with seven A finalists and two B finalists for nine scoring spots.  California, meanwhile, had a top day with six A finals and three B finals for nine total.

Total A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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Men’s 200 back

California’s Ryan Murphy put himself in position to defend his 200-yard back title with the top seed in the morning at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Murphy clocked a time of 1:38.65, more than a second off his second-ranked lifetime best of 1:37.35 from his win last night.

This evening, Murphy will be looking to not only defend his title, but also both take down his NCAA record 1:37.35 but also potentially get after Ryan Lochte’s American record of 1:36.81.

Murphy’s teammate Jacob Pebley qualified seventh overall in 1:39.87 to give the Bears two A finalists.

Tennessee’s Sean Lehane raced his way to the second seed in 1:38.76 and is looking to become UT’s first 200 back champion since Tripp Schwenk in 1993.

NC State’s Hennessey Stuart snared the third seed in 1:39.60 with Stanford’s David Nolan posting a fourth-seeded 1:39.66.

  1 Murphy, Ryan     SO California        1:38.34    1:38.65 q      
             23.55        48.50 (24.95)
        1:13.55 (25.05)     1:38.65 (25.10)
  2 Lehane, Sean     JR Tennessee         1:39.65    1:38.76 q      
             23.69        48.80 (25.11)
        1:13.56 (24.76)     1:38.76 (25.20)
  3 Stuart, Henness  FR NC State          1:39.37    1:39.60 q      
             23.01        47.88 (24.87)
        1:13.51 (25.63)     1:39.60 (26.09)
  4 Nolan, David     SR Stanford          1:40.02    1:39.66 q      
             23.76        49.12 (25.36)
        1:14.54 (25.42)     1:39.66 (25.12)
  5 Taylor, Jake     JR Brigham Young     1:40.51    1:39.76 q      
             23.65        49.04 (25.39)
        1:14.55 (25.51)     1:39.76 (25.21)
  6 TeDuits, Drew    SR Wisconsin         1:39.72    1:39.85 q      
             23.84        48.91 (25.07)
        1:14.23 (25.32)     1:39.85 (25.62)
  7 Pebley, Jacob    JR California        1:40.48    1:39.87 q      
             24.21        49.37 (25.16)
        1:14.50 (25.13)     1:39.87 (25.37)
  8 Patching, Joe    SO Auburn            1:40.46    1:40.16 q      
             23.31        48.46 (25.15)
        1:14.13 (25.67)     1:40.16 (26.03)

A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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Men’s 100 free

NC State’s Simonas Bilis chased down the top seed with a time of 42.18 in the 100-yard free at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Bilis is looking to join Cullen Jones (50 free – 2006) as recent Wolfpack sprint freestyle NCAA titlists.

Alabama’s Kristian Gkolomeev, who won the 50-yard free last year by tying Arizona’s Brad Tandy, qualified second this morning in 42.23.

Southern California’s Cristian Quintero, the 200-yard free victor last night, qualified third in 42.26 with Michigan’s Bruno Ortiz tying that time to share a piece of the third seed as well.

Texas’ John Murray earned the fifth seed with a 42.27 as the Longhorns continued to pile on points.

  1 Bilis, Simonas   JR NC State            41.94      42.18 q      
    r:+0.73  20.12        42.18 (22.06)
  2 Gkolomeev, Kris  SO Alabama             41.68      42.23 q      
    r:+0.70  20.15        42.23 (22.08)
  3 Quintero, Crist  SR Southern Califor    42.21      42.26 q      
    r:+0.68  20.31        42.26 (21.95)
  3 Ortiz, Bruno     SR Michigan            42.46      42.26 q      
    r:+0.60  20.07        42.26 (22.19)
  5 Murray, John     JR Texas               42.61      42.27 q      
    r:+0.57  20.10        42.27 (22.17)
  6 Soedel, Nick     SR Univ of Utah        42.66      42.31 q      
    r:+0.57  20.01        42.31 (22.30)
  7 Messerschmidt,   JR California          43.03      42.32 q      
    r:+0.57  19.83        42.32 (22.49)
  8 Chadwick, Micha  SO Missouri            42.70      42.37 q      
    r:+0.69  20.34        42.37 (22.03)

A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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Men’s 200 breast

After prelims of the men’s 200-yard breaststroke, just three men have cleared 1:51 in the history of the stroke.  All three will swim in finals at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Texas’ Will Licon, who upset American-record holder Chase Kalisz in the 400-yard IM last night, clocked a scorching 1:49.54 to lead qualifying this morning.

That swim put him second all time behind American and NCAA record holder Kevin Cordes’ 1:48.66 from last year.  Overall, Licon’s time is the fourth-fastest ever behind a trio of Cordes times.

Cordes, meanwhile, qualified second this morning in 1:50.02, his seventh time in the 1:50 range.

California’s Chuck Katis clocked in with a 1:50.71 this morning to move to third all time in the event’s history.

All Time 200 Breast

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Cordes is looking to become just the sixth man to ever win the 200-yard breast three times in a career after becoming just the third man ever to put up a career sweep in the 100-yard breast last night.

  1 Licon, Will      SO Texas             1:51.77    1:49.54 q      
    r:+0.38  24.88        52.76 (27.88)
        1:21.18 (28.42)     1:49.54 (28.36)
  2 Cordes, Kevin    SR Arizona           1:52.65    1:50.02 q      
    r:+0.36  24.68        52.74 (28.06)
        1:21.47 (28.73)     1:50.02 (28.55)
  3 Katis, Chuck     SR California        1:54.30    1:50.71 q      
    r:+0.47  24.99        53.22 (28.23)
        1:21.65 (28.43)     1:50.71 (29.06)
  4 Tierney, Sam     SR Missouri          1:52.67    1:51.78 q      
    r:+0.52  25.45        53.91 (28.46)
        1:22.70 (28.79)     1:51.78 (29.08)
  5 Fink, Nicolas    SR Georgia           1:51.58    1:51.90 q      
    r:+0.49  25.12        52.96 (27.84)
        1:22.16 (29.20)     1:51.90 (29.74)
  6 McKee, Anton     SO Alabama           1:52.92    1:51.97 q      
    r:+0.33  25.10        53.59 (28.49)
        1:22.66 (29.07)     1:51.97 (29.31)
  7 Funk, Richard    SR Michigan          1:54.05    1:52.60 q      
    r:+0.22  25.29        53.84 (28.55)
        1:23.11 (29.27)     1:52.60 (29.49)
  7 Wich-Glasen, Ni  FR South Carolina    1:52.81    1:52.60 q      
    r:+0.53  25.27        54.12 (28.85)
        1:23.06 (28.94)     1:52.60 (29.54)

A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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Men’s 200 fly

Michigan’s Dylan Bosch could defend his 200-yard fly title tonight at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Bosch turned in a time of 1:40.15, which is less than a second off his NCAA record time of 1:39.33 to win the event last year.

Texas’ Jack Conger, who set the American record with a 1:39.31 at a time trial at Big 12s last month, qualified second this morning in 1:40.97. His time did not qualify as an NCAA record since it occurred in a time trial.

Texas wound up with three A finalists in the event as Joseph Schooling (1:41.14) and Clark Smith (1:41.59) qualified third and fourth as well.

  1 Bosch, Dylan     JR Michigan          1:40.75    1:40.15 q      
    r:+0.46  22.30        47.32 (25.02)
        1:13.16 (25.84)     1:40.15 (26.99)
  2 Conger, Jack     SO Texas             1:39.31    1:40.97 q      
    r:+0.67  22.08        48.00 (25.92)
        1:14.08 (26.08)     1:40.97 (26.89)
  3 Schooling, Jose  FR Texas             1:40.59    1:41.14 q      
    r:+0.63  22.22        48.03 (25.81)
        1:14.45 (26.42)     1:41.14 (26.69)
  4 Smith, Clark     SO Texas             1:41.42    1:41.59 q      
    r:+0.65  22.63        48.61 (25.98)
        1:15.18 (26.57)     1:41.59 (26.41)
  5 Darragh, Mack    SR Missouri          1:42.56    1:41.76 q      
    r:+0.67  22.93        48.71 (25.78)
        1:14.77 (26.06)     1:41.76 (26.99)
  6 McCurdy, Christ  JR NC State          1:42.00    1:41.99 q      
    r:+0.67  23.00        48.78 (25.78)
        1:14.95 (26.17)     1:41.99 (27.04)
  7 Stewart, Tynan   JR Georgia           1:42.30    1:42.08 q      
    r:+0.63  22.85        49.26 (26.41)
        1:15.67 (26.41)     1:42.08 (26.41)
  8 Hinshaw, Adam    SR California        1:43.61    1:42.13 q      
             23.30        49.33 (26.03)
        1:15.53 (26.20)     1:42.13 (26.60)

A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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Men’s 400 free relay

Southern California is looking to add to the 800 free relay win with a 400 free relay victory after earning the top seed this morning at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

USC’s Cristian Quintero, Santo Condorelli, Ralf Tribuntsov and Dylan Carter claimed the top time in 2:48.24.  USC is looking for its ninth victory in the 400-yard free relay’s history at NCAAs.

California’s Tyler Messerschmidt, Ryan Murphy, Fabio Gimondi and Seth Stubblefield turned in a second-seeded time of 2:48.28, while NC State’s Ryan Held, David Williams, Soeren Dahl and Simonas Bilis captured the third seed in 2:49.18.

Texas’ Brett Ringgold, John Murray, Matt Ellis and Kip Darmody also made the A final with a seventh-seeded 2:50.96 as the Longhorns secured Eddie Reese’s 11th career coaching title with a solid morning of swimming.

  1 Southern Califor              2:49.50    2:48.24 q      
     1) Quintero, Cristian SR         2) r:+0.28 Condorelli, Santo SO 
     3) r:+0.22 Tribuntsov, Ralf FR   4) r:+0.15 Carter, Dylan SO     
    r:+0.67  20.45        42.40 (42.40)
        1:02.64 (20.24)     1:24.26 (41.86)
        1:44.09 (19.83)     2:06.08 (41.82)
        2:26.22 (20.14)     2:48.24 (42.16)
  2 California                    2:51.71    2:48.28 q      
     1) Messerschmidt, Tyler JR       2) r:+0.21 Murphy, Ryan SO      
     3) r:+0.19 Gimondi, Fabio SR     4) r:+0.09 Stubblefield, Seth SR
    r:+0.75  20.28        42.69 (42.69)
        1:02.70 (20.01)     1:24.15 (41.46)
        1:44.18 (20.03)     2:06.45 (42.30)
        2:26.27 (19.82)     2:48.28 (41.83)
  3 NC State                      2:48.92    2:49.18 q      
     1) Held, Ryan FR                 2) r:+0.24 Williams, David SR   
     3) r:+0.37 Dahl, Soeren SO       4) r:+0.32 Bilis, Simonas JR    
    r:+0.72  20.53        42.44 (42.44)
        1:02.67 (20.23)     1:24.80 (42.36)
        1:45.09 (20.29)     2:07.94 (43.14)
        2:27.54 (19.60)     2:49.18 (41.24)
  4 Michigan                      2:50.14    2:49.39 q      
     1) Powers, Paul FR               2) r:+0.06 Glanda, Justin SR    
     3) r:+0.25 Nielsen, Ander Lie JR 4) r:+0.20 Ortiz, Bruno SR      
    r:+0.71  20.35        43.13 (43.13)
        1:03.15 (20.02)     1:25.64 (42.51)
        1:45.85 (20.21)     2:07.85 (42.21)
        2:27.58 (19.73)     2:49.39 (41.54)
  5 Auburn                        2:48.98    2:50.49 q      
     1) Mendes, Arthur JR             2) r:+0.31 Holoda, Peter FR     
     3) r:+0.26 Duderstadt, Mihael SO 4) r:+0.33 Darmody, Kyle SO     
    r:+0.70  21.00        43.04 (43.04)
        1:03.17 (20.13)     1:25.55 (42.51)
        1:45.33 (19.78)     2:07.96 (42.41)
        2:27.92 (19.96)     2:50.49 (42.53)
  6 Stanford                      2:52.38    2:50.52 q      
     1) Perry, Sam FR                 2) r:+0.19 Nolan, David SR      
     3) r:+0.32 Garnier, Jeffrey JR   4) r:+0.27 Stephens, Thomas SR  
    r:+0.63  20.76        43.22 (43.22)
        1:02.89 (19.67)     1:24.72 (41.50)
        1:45.19 (20.47)     2:07.59 (42.87)
        2:27.99 (20.40)     2:50.52 (42.93)
  7 Texas                         2:51.68    2:50.96 q      
     1) Ringgold, Brett FR            2) r:+0.34 Murray, John JR      
     3) r:+0.28 Ellis, Matt JR        4) r:+0.39 Darmody, Kip SR      
    r:+0.74  20.86        42.95 (42.95)
        1:03.16 (20.21)     1:25.88 (42.93)
        1:46.40 (20.52)     2:08.52 (42.64)
        2:28.93 (20.41)     2:50.96 (42.44)
  8 Louisville                    2:53.11    2:51.48 q      
     1) Lindenbauer, Matthias SO      2) r:+0.14 Carroll, Trevor SO   
     3) r:+0.20 Dahlia, Thomas SR     4) r:+0.51 Edelen, Rudy SR      
    r:+0.66  20.76        43.36 (43.36)
        1:03.48 (20.12)     1:25.96 (42.60)
        1:46.34 (20.38)     2:08.61 (42.65)
        2:28.72 (20.11)     2:51.48 (42.87)

A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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Platform diving

Steele Johnson, the one-meter victor, led a Purdue trio into the championship final of the platform at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Johnson collected 530.70 points, while Sean Mokhtari (397.65) and Jamie Bissett (396.10) qualified fifth and sixth.

Indiana’s James Connor turned in a second-place 468.90, while Arizona’s Rafael Quintero snared third with 451.60 points.

  1 Johnson, Steele     Purdue                 NP     530.70 q      
  2 Connor, James       Indiana                NP     468.90 q      
  3 Quintero, Rafae     Arizona                NP     451.60 q      
  4 Barnard, Matt       Minnesota              NP     420.10 q      
  5 Mokhtari, Sean      Purdue                 NP     397.65 q      
  6 Bissett, Jamie      Purdue                 NP     396.10 q      
  7 Anderson, Mark      Texas                  NP     393.05 q      
  8 McKean, Fraser      Auburn                 NP     391.95 q      
  9 Robles Rodrigue     Tennessee              NP     389.00 q      
 10 Pollard, Collin     Southern Califor       NP     387.80 q      
 11 Ipsen, Kristian     Stanford               NP     385.15 q      
 12 Gismervik, Amun     Hawaii                 NP     379.55 q      
 13 Boschult, Addis     Iowa                   NP     378.40 q      
 14 Zoe, Dylan          Minnesota              NP     371.00 q      
 15 Miller, Cole        South Carolina         NP     367.05 q      
 16 Hernandez, Zach     Florida                NP     359.75 q

A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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1650 free still to come.

Total A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Men’s 200 back
  • Men’s 100 free
  • Men’s 200 breast
  • Men’s 200 fly
  • Men’s 400 free relay
  • Men’s platform diving
  • Men’s 1650 free

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