NCAA Men’s Division I Championships: Auburn Claims NCAA Record To Win 200 Free Relay; Nathan Adrian Clocks American Record Leadoff; Texas Sets American Record – ON-DEMAND VIDEO AVAILABLE

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 26. IT did not take long this evening for plenty of NCAA, U.S. Open and American records to start tumbling. Auburn put together the fastest 200-yard free relay of all time to start off the NCAA Men's Division I Championships.

Jakob Andkjaer (18.89), Gideon Louw (18.33), Kohlton Norys (18.67) and Matt Targett (18.19) completed the race in 1:14.08 to break the NCAA and U.S. Open record of 1:14.71 set by Auburn in 2007.

The win is fourth in a row and eighth all time, matching the eight Stanford also owns for both to stand atop the all-time NCAA history in the event. Auburn has won the event in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Stanford finished second with Alex Coville, Austin Staab, Jason Dunford and David Dunford posting a 1:14.22 under the old record as well.

The .14 second triumph is not the closest ever as Auburn (1:25.14) owns that distinction over California (1:25.21) from 2000.

Nathan Adrian ripped off an 18.76 leadoff for Cal's third-place 1:15.13 clocked by Adrian, Graeme Moore, Josh Daniels and Bennett Clark. Adrian's time broke the American-record deadlock he had with Alex Righi at 18.82s.

Texas' Dave Walters, Jimmy Feigen, Scott Jostes and Ben Van Roekel finished fourth with an American-record time of 1:15.90. The effort wiped out their prelims standard of 1:16.22.

Auburn took the early lead with 40 points, while Stanford (34), California (32), Texas (30) and Tennessee (28) made up the top five.