Stanford’s Abrahm DeVine Swims Third Fastest 400 IM in History on Night Three of NCAA’s

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Stanford’s Abrahm DeVine threw down a personal best by two and a half seconds on his way to winning the A final of the 400 IM in a time of 3:35.29, which broke the pool record and marks the third fastest time in history, bumping him up to the second fastest performer in history.

DeVine lead from after the butterfly leg and held that lead by throwing down a tremendous backstroke split of 54.11, followed by a top-notch breaststroke leg of 1:01.78 and a world-class freestyle spilt of 50.23.

In second was Arizona’s Nick Thorne with his 3:38.56 while Cal’s Andrew Seliskar faded to third in a time of 3:38.73.

Florida senior Mark Szaranek won the B final in a time of 3:37.64.

Event 8  Men 400 Yard IM
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         NCAA: N 3:33.42  03/24/2017Chase Kalisz, Georgia
     American: A 3:33.42  03/24/2017Chase Kalisz, Georgia
   U. S. Open: O 3:33.42  03/24/2017Chase Kalisz, Georgia
 Championship: C 3:33.42  03/24/2017Chase Kalisz, Georgia
         Pool: P 3:37.84  03/23/2018Andrew Seliskar, California-PC
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals NISCA Points
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Abrahm DeVine    JR Stanford          3:39.29    3:35.29P        20  
    r:+0.70  23.03        49.27 (26.24)
        1:16.64 (27.37)     1:43.38 (26.74)
        2:14.17 (30.79)     2:45.16 (30.99)
        3:10.46 (25.30)     3:35.29 (24.83)
  2 Nick Thorne      SR Arizona           3:39.39    3:38.56         17  
    r:+0.72  23.11        49.64 (26.53)
        1:18.09 (28.45)     1:45.97 (27.88)
        2:16.90 (30.93)     2:48.22 (31.32)
        3:13.99 (25.77)     3:38.56 (24.57)
  3 Andrew Seliskar  JR California        3:37.84    3:38.73         16  
    r:+0.65  22.70        49.29 (26.59)
        1:17.29 (28.00)     1:44.82 (27.53)
        2:14.87 (30.05)     2:45.36 (30.49)
        3:12.21 (26.85)     3:38.73 (26.52)
  4 Brandonn Almeid  FR South Carolina    3:39.52    3:39.38         15  
    r:+0.68  23.94        50.93 (26.99)
        1:18.57 (27.64)     1:45.15 (26.58)
        2:16.53 (31.38)     2:48.38 (31.85)
        3:14.59 (26.21)     3:39.38 (24.79)
  5 Jay Litherland   SR Georgia           3:38.92    3:39.57         14  
    r:+0.75  23.40        50.13 (26.73)
        1:17.79 (27.66)     1:45.83 (28.04)
        2:17.17 (31.34)     2:49.68 (32.51)
        3:15.13 (25.45)     3:39.57 (24.44)
  6 Charlie Swanson  SO Michigan          3:39.51    3:39.93         13  
    r:+0.77  23.77        50.80 (27.03)
        1:19.63 (28.83)     1:47.93 (28.30)
        2:17.59 (29.66)     2:48.36 (30.77)
        3:14.94 (26.58)     3:39.93 (24.99)
  7 Jonathan Robert  SR Texas             3:38.64    3:40.30         12  
    r:+0.76  22.68        49.30 (26.62)
        1:16.94 (27.64)     1:44.42 (27.48)
        2:16.05 (31.63)     2:48.27 (32.22)
        3:14.91 (26.64)     3:40.30 (25.39)
  8 Gunnar Bentz     SR Georgia           3:38.90    3:42.95         11  
    r:+0.74  23.39        50.59 (27.20)
        1:19.46 (28.87)     1:47.71 (28.25)
        2:18.80 (31.09)     2:50.30 (31.50)
        3:16.85 (26.55)     3:42.95 (26.10)