(Race Video) Texas’ Townley Haas Crushes 200 Free NCAA, American Record With 1:30.46

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Texas’ Townley Haas turned in a stunning NCAA and American record in the men’s 200-yard free at the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Haas raced his way to a blistering time of 1:30.46, lowering Simon Burnett’s NCAA record of 1:31.20 set here in Atlanta back in 2006 as well as Ricky Berens‘ American mark of 1:31.31. Most amazingly, Haas swam faster than his fastest-ever 800 free relay split of 1:30.52.

Comparative splits:

Haas: 20.90, 43.61, 1:06.92, 1:30.46
Berens: 21.43, 44.80, 1:08.06, 1:31.31
Burnett: 21.28, 44.44, 1:07.53, 1:31.20

Haas, who destroyed the 500 free last night, became the first swimmer since Florida’s Conor Dwyer in 2010 to win the 200 and 500 free.

Haas also won Texas’ seventh title of the meet, helping UT continue to close in on the record of 11 set by Texas back in 2001.

Georgia’s Matias Koski turned in a sizzler himself for second with a 1:31.54, the fifth-fastest time ever.

All Time Top 10 200 Free:

1 1:30.46 Townley Haas Texas Atlanta 3/25/16
2 1:31.20 Simon Burnett Arizona Atlanta, Ga. 3/24/06
3 1:31.31 Ricky Berens, Texas Austin, TX 3/7/13
4 1:31.51 Joao De Lucca, Louisville 3/28/13
5 1:31.54 Matias Koski Georgia Atlanta 3/25/16
6 1:31.65 Joao De Lucca, Louisville 12/5/13
7 1:31.70 Shaune Fraser Florida TAMU 3/27/09
8 1:31.72r David Walters Texas TAMU 3/27/09
9 1:31.73r Conor Dwyer Florida Gainesville 2/16/11
10 1:31.83 David Walters Texas Austin, Texas 12/5/08

NC State’s Simonas Bilis (1:32.10), Florida’s Jan Switkowski (1:32.14), USC’s Reed Malone (1:32.54), Florida’s Mitch D’Arrigo (1:32.67), California’s Trent Williams (1:32.80) and Indiana’s Blake Pieroni (1:33.24) also put up swims in the A final.

                           === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Haas, Townley          FR Texas             1:32.45    1:30.46N  20  
    r:+0.74  20.90        43.61 (22.71)
        1:06.92 (23.31)     1:30.46 (23.54)
  2 Koski, Matias          SR Georgia           1:32.21    1:31.54   17  
    r:+0.68  21.41        44.46 (23.05)
        1:08.15 (23.69)     1:31.54 (23.39)
  3 Bilis, Simonas         SR NC State          1:32.77    1:32.10   16  
    r:+0.69  21.07        44.73 (23.66)
        1:08.01 (23.28)     1:32.10 (24.09)
  4 Switkowski, Jan        SO Florida           1:32.99    1:32.14   15  
    r:+0.67  21.71        45.07 (23.36)
        1:08.42 (23.35)     1:32.14 (23.72)
  5 Malone, Reed           JR USC               1:33.18    1:32.54   14  
    r:+0.71  21.68        45.15 (23.47)
        1:08.81 (23.66)     1:32.54 (23.73)
  6 D'Arrigo, Mitch        JR Florida           1:32.62    1:32.67   13  
    r:+0.65  22.06        45.48 (23.42)
        1:09.07 (23.59)     1:32.67 (23.60)
  7 Williams, Trent        SR California        1:32.98    1:32.80   12  
    r:+0.63  21.71        45.06 (23.35)
        1:08.92 (23.86)     1:32.80 (23.88)
  8 Pieroni, Blake         SO Indiana           1:33.08    1:33.24   11  
    r:+0.66  21.59        45.46 (23.87)
        1:09.47 (24.01)     1:33.24 (23.77)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Held, Ryan             SO NC State          1:33.27    1:32.41    9  
    r:+0.67  21.45        45.07 (23.62)
        1:08.86 (23.79)     1:32.41 (23.55)
 10 Dahl, Soeren           JR NC State          1:33.36    1:33.20    7  
    r:+0.76  21.87        45.85 (23.98)
        1:09.38 (23.53)     1:33.20 (23.82)
 11 Nielsen, Anders        SR Michigan          1:33.64    1:33.22    6  
    r:+0.69  21.42        44.58 (23.16)
        1:08.33 (23.75)     1:33.22 (24.89)
 12 Gutierrez, Long        JR California        1:33.93    1:33.55    5  
    r:+0.68  21.83        45.51 (23.68)
        1:09.70 (24.19)     1:33.55 (23.85)
 13 Morris, Hugo           SO Auburn            1:33.86    1:33.71    4  
    r:+0.67  21.92        45.57 (23.65)
        1:09.74 (24.17)     1:33.71 (23.97)
 14 Werner, Pawel          SR Florida           1:33.77    1:33.77    3  
    r:+0.69  21.87        45.72 (23.85)
        1:09.64 (23.92)     1:33.77 (24.13)
 15 Pinfold, Brett         JR Wisconsin         1:34.22    1:33.79    2  
    r:+0.70  22.20        46.04 (23.84)
        1:10.02 (23.98)     1:33.79 (23.77)
 16 Carroll, Trevor        JR Louisville        1:34.23    1:34.77    1  
    r:+0.70  22.05        45.99 (23.94)
        1:10.07 (24.08)     1:34.77 (24.70)
               Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 10                  
 
  1. Texas                             305   2. Florida                           220
  3. California                        199   4. NC State                          169
  5. Georgia                           127   6. Michigan                          108
  7. Tennessee                          91   8. Missouri                           84
  9. Auburn                           82.5  10. Alabama                            82
 11. Indiana                            79  12. Louisville                         76
 13. Stanford                         74.5  14. Southern Cali                      69
 15. Ohio St                            51  16. Arizona                            28
 17. Wisconsin                          25  18. South Carolina                     24
 19. Cleveland St                       15  20. University of Miami                14
 20. Virginia Tech                      14  22. Brigham Young                      12
 23. Pittsburgh                         11  24. Unlv                                9
 24. Univ of Utah                        9  26. Princeton                           8
 27. Penn                                6  28. Lsu                                 5
 28. Georgia Tech                        5  30. Minnesota                           4
 31. UNC                                 3  32. Harvard                             2
 32. Penn State University               2  34. Texas A&M                           1

31 comments

  1. Matt Tucker

    Cathy Cox Lacsamana here is the video of the 200 free.

  2. avatar
    Bill Bell

    I could ask: did he Win? But when you go one thirty plus ain’t NOBODY gonna beat You! And just a freshman too. Merciful heavens!!

    Great swim, great record, Townley.

  3. Jill Simpson

    Now that’s fast!!

  4. Ryan Rager

    Really? A cropped video of such an amazing performance? 90 full, unedited second is too much to ask for? Wow.

    • Debbie Alston Janicke

      Go on the “Watch ESPN” app ….. You can watch full days of the meet. Watched last nights finals and the previous day’s… ???

    • Ryan Rager

      very cool, thanks for the tip!

  5. Brian Mullies

    When I grow up I want to swim just like Townley. Swimming is the best.

  6. Jay Ruberg

    Porter McNeil damn! they just getfaster!!

  7. Paul Rabener

    Olympic trials are shaping up to be awesome.

    • Harrison Andrews

      Doesn’t matter what course it is still amazing

    • Mehdi Khayyat Khoshnevis

      WELL YES ITS AMAZING, BUT AS SWIMMING GOES, THEY ARE MAKING AT LEASY 5-7 METERS RETURN PUSH.

  8. avatar
    Russ Davis

    A joke? Laugh now, you won’t be in Rio.

  9. Marcia McCotter

    Caroline Utz, do you still enjoy watching swim meets to this day, as I do? ( I especially love the swimming in the Olympics!)

  10. Aaron Rivera

    Bryan Texas killing the swim game lol

  11. Tyler Kauth

    That was like barely a race video, but Haas is an animal

  12. Davinia Lunt

    Hedley Butlin
    Tracey BroughtonwasDavis
    Karen Walker
    Gary Clarke

  13. David Amezcua

    We’ll be seeing him in Omaha.

  14. George Farquhar

    Tim Field Hugh Simmonds ridiculous

  15. Amie Krueger

    Whew! Coach Amie Krueger is so impressed… I hope all my swimmers are following these races! This is what we are working towards ??

  16. Austin Blaire

    I life guarded that swim-meet ???