NCAA Division I Men’s Championships: Will Licon Stuns Chase Kalisz With 4th Fastest Time in 400 IM

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Texas’ Will Licon upset NCAA and American-record holder Chase Kalisz of Georgia in the men’s 400-yard IM at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Licon threw down a stunning time of 3:36.37 to move to fourth all time in the event’s history, while Kalisz settled for second with a 3:39.51, well off his NCAA record of 3:34.50.

Licon completed a sweep for Texas as the 400-yard IM had been the only event left on the schedule that the Longhorns had never won, along with the 500-yard free that Clark Smith cleared last night.

Georgia’s Gunnar Bentz took third overall tonight in 3:39.87 as Georgia claimed some big points.

All Time 400 IM

Rank Name Time
1 Chase Kalisz 3:34.50
2 Tyler Clary 3:35.98
3 Michael Phelps 3:36.26
4 Will Licon 3:36.37
5 Andrew Seliskar 3:37.52

Texas pushed its lead to 223-185 against California.

  1 Licon, Will      SO Texas             3:39.40    3:36.37         20  
    r:+0.76  23.40        50.40 (27.00)
        1:18.13 (27.73)     1:45.60 (27.47)
        2:15.38 (29.78)     2:45.40 (30.02)
        3:11.33 (25.93)     3:36.37 (25.04)
  2 Kalisz, Chase    JR Georgia           3:38.99    3:39.51         17  
    r:+0.75  23.55        50.34 (26.79)
        1:18.25 (27.91)     1:45.50 (27.25)
        2:15.70 (30.20)     2:46.18 (30.48)
        3:13.29 (27.11)     3:39.51 (26.22)
  3 Bentz, Gunnar    FR Georgia           3:40.06    3:39.87         16  
    r:+0.73  23.83        50.97 (27.14)
        1:19.80 (28.83)     1:47.63 (27.83)
        2:19.11 (31.48)     2:50.19 (31.08)
        3:15.66 (25.47)     3:39.87 (24.21)
  4 Prenot, Josh     JR California        3:41.73    3:41.42         15  
    r:+0.72  23.39        50.46 (27.07)
        1:19.40 (28.94)     1:47.66 (28.26)
        2:18.11 (30.45)     2:48.86 (30.75)
        3:16.02 (27.16)     3:41.42 (25.40)
  5 Bosch, Dylan     JR Michigan          3:41.23    3:41.50         14  
    r:+0.72  23.59        50.30 (26.71)
        1:18.69 (28.39)     1:46.86 (28.17)
        2:18.08 (31.22)     2:49.72 (31.64)
        3:16.28 (26.56)     3:41.50 (25.22)
  6 Wallace, Dan     SR Florida           3:41.77    3:42.15         13  
    r:+0.72  23.73        50.56 (26.83)
        1:19.57 (29.01)     1:47.69 (28.12)
        2:19.06 (31.37)     2:50.57 (31.51)
        3:17.02 (26.45)     3:42.15 (25.13)
  7 Szaranek, Mark   FR Florida           3:41.82    3:42.43         12  
    r:+0.68  23.52        50.91 (27.39)
        1:19.61 (28.70)     1:47.92 (28.31)
        2:18.94 (31.02)     2:50.45 (31.51)
        3:17.16 (26.71)     3:42.43 (25.27)
  8 Hinshaw, Adam    SR California        3:41.58    3:42.88         11  
    r:+0.70  23.66        49.51 (25.85)
        1:17.91 (28.40)     1:45.95 (28.04)
        2:17.30 (31.35)     2:49.78 (32.48)
        3:17.00 (27.22)     3:42.88 (25.88)
 1. Texas                             223   2. California                        185
  3. Florida                           162   4. Michigan                          137
  5. Alabama                           113   6. Georgia                         108.5
  7. Southern Cali                     103   8. Auburn                             95
  9. Stanford                           75  10. Arizona                          68.5
 11. Missouri                           67  12. NC State                         63.5
 13. Tennessee                          43  14. Louisville                         42
 15. Indiana                            29  15. Miami (Fl)                         29
 17. UNC                              24.5  18. Ohio St                            21
 19. Purdue                             20  20. Georgia Tech                       14
 21. Univ of Utah                     12.5  22. Unlv (M)                           12
 23. Wisconsin                          10  24. Virginia Tech                       9
 25. Texas A&M                         4.5  26. Minnesota                           4
 27. South Carolina                      2  27. Northwestern                        2
 29. Florida St                          1

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