Texas Wins 200 Free Relay, Caeleb Dressel Smokes 18.24 Leadoff

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While Texas picked up the men’s 200-yard free relay title to start the night, Florida’s Caeleb Dressel continued his ridiculous consistency with an 18.24 50-yard free leadoff at the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Texas’ Brett Ringgold (19.07), Joseph Schooling (18.53), Jack Conger (18.74) and John Murray (18.54) clocked in with a 1:14.88 for the win.  That’s Texas’ sixth victory ever in the event’s history.

Previous Texas Winners:

1989 Texas (Shaun Jordan, Keith Anderson, Alex Wittig, Doug Gjertsen), 1:18.44
1990 Texas (Shaun Jordan, Jack Currin, Doug Dickinson, Alex Wittig), 1:18.73
1991 Texas (Shaun Jordan, Brett Stone, Alex Wittig, Doug Dickinson), 1:18.32
1996 Texas (Brian Esway, Sean McGrath, Steve Martyak, Neil Walker), 1:17.90
2015 Texas (Matt Ellis, John Murray, Jack Conger, Kip Darmody) 1:15.86

They are the first team to repeat in this event since Auburn ran off four straight from 2006-09.

NC State’s Simonas Bilis (18.77), Joe Bonk (19.15), Andreas Schiellerup (18.89) and Ryan Held (18.28) cranked out a second-place time of 1:15.09, while Alabama’s Kristian Gkolomeev (18.92), Laurent Bams (19.22), Lucas Kaliszak (18.95) and Brett Walsh (19.07) placed third in 1:16.16.

Florida, led by the second-fastest 50 free of all time from Dressel (18.24), finished fourth by way of Dressel (18.24), Corey Main (19.43), Mark Szaranek (19.21) and Jack Blyzinskyj (19.33) putting up a 1:16.21.

All Time Top 10 50 Free:

1 18.23 Caeleb Dressel, Florida, Columbia 2/17/16
2 18.24r Caeleb Dressel Florida Atlanta 3/24/16
3 18.29p Caeleb Dressel Florida Atlanta 3/24/16
4 18.32r Caeleb Dressel, Florida, Atlanta, 3/24/16
5 18.39p Caeleb Dressel, Florida, Columbia, 2/17/16
6 18.47r Cesar Cielo Auburn Federal Way, Wash. 3/27/08
7 18.52 Cesar Cielo Auburn Federal Way, Wash. 3/27/08
7 18.52 Matt Targett Auburn Auburn, Ala., 2/19/09
9 18.63 Vlad Morozov USC 3/28/13
10 18.64 Kristian Gkolomeev Alabama 2/18/15

                               === A - Final ===                                 
 
  1 Texas                               1:15.84    1:14.88P  40  
     1) Ringgold, Brett SO            2) r:0.21 Schooling, Joseph SO  
     3) r:0.19 Conger, Jack JR        4) r:0.27 Murray, John SR       
     r:+0.72  9.27        19.07 (19.07)
           27.67 (8.60)       37.60 (18.53)
           46.51 (8.91)       56.34 (18.74)
         1:05.09 (8.75)     1:14.88 (18.54)
  2 NC State                            1:15.75    1:15.09P  34  
     1) Bilis, Simonas SR             2) r:0.27 Bonk, Joe JR          
     3) r:0.32 Schiellerup, Anreas JR 4) r:0.18 Held, Ryan SO         
     r:+0.66  9.05        18.77 (18.77)
           27.81 (9.04)       37.92 (19.15)
           46.78 (8.86)       56.81 (18.89)
         1:05.27 (8.46)     1:15.09 (18.28)
  3 Alabama                             1:16.58    1:16.16   32  
     1) Gkolomeev, Kristian JR        2) r:0.25 Bams, Laurent SO      
     3) r:0.15 Kaliszak, Lucas SO     4) r:0.05 Walsh, Brett SR       
     r:+0.72  9.31        18.92 (18.92)
           28.09 (9.17)       38.14 (19.22)
           47.07 (8.93)       57.09 (18.95)
         1:05.87 (8.78)     1:16.16 (19.07)
  4 Florida                             1:16.25    1:16.21   29  
     1) Dressel, Caeleb SO            2) r:0.22 Main, Corey SR        
     3) r:0.15 Szaranek, Mark SO      4) r:0.19 Blyzinskyj, Jack JR   
     r:+0.62  8.71        18.24 (18.24)
           27.58 (9.34)       37.67 (19.43)
           46.65 (8.98)       56.88 (19.21)
         1:06.21 (9.33)     1:16.21 (19.33)
  4 California                          1:17.24    1:16.21   29  
     1) Gutierrez, Long JR            2) r:0.25 Murphy, Ryan JR       
     3) r:0.26 Messersschmidt,yler SR 4) r:0.09 Lynch, Justin SO      
     r:+0.64  9.34        19.58 (19.58)
           28.28 (8.70)       38.14 (18.56)
           47.11 (8.97)       57.17 (19.03)
         1:06.06 (8.89)     1:16.21 (19.04)
  6 Auburn                              1:17.16    1:16.34   26  
     1) Holoda, Peter SO              2) r:0.16 Molacek, Jacob SO     
     3) r:0.20 Duderstadt, Michael JR 4) r:0.31 Darmody, Kyle JR      
     r:+0.65  9.42        19.39 (19.39)
           28.13 (8.74)       38.37 (18.98)
           47.11 (8.74)       57.28 (18.91)
         1:06.25 (8.97)     1:16.34 (19.06)
  7 Missouri                            1:16.87    1:16.97   24  
     1) Chadwick, Michael JR          2) r:0.98 Aragona, Christian JR 
     3) r:0.19 Margritier, Matthew SR 4) r:0.08 Sansoucie, Andrew JR  
     r:+0.68  9.28        19.10 (19.10)
           28.20 (9.10)       38.51 (19.41)
           47.30 (8.79)       57.74 (19.23)
         1:06.54 (8.80)     1:16.97 (19.23)
  8 Michigan                            1:16.91    1:18.63   22  
     1) Raisky, Jeremy SR             2) r:0.30 Tafuto, Vincent JR    
     3) r:0.42 Brumm, Pete SR         4) r:0.22 Sanders, Tristan SO   
     r:+0.64  9.83        20.11 (20.11)
           29.33 (9.22)       39.68 (19.57)
           49.09 (9.41)       59.33 (19.65)
         1:08.35 (9.02)     1:18.63 (19.30)
 
                                === B - Final ===                                 
 
  9 Indiana                             1:17.79    1:17.00   18  
     1) Khalafalla, Ali SO            2) r:0.28 Pieroni, Blake SO     
     3) r:0.98 Tavcar, Anze JR        4) r:0.17 Lorentz, Sam JR       
     r:+0.67  9.41        19.27 (19.27)
           28.26 (8.99)       38.44 (19.17)
           47.54 (9.10)       57.70 (19.26)
         1:06.81 (9.11)     1:17.00 (19.30)
 10 Stanford                            1:17.45    1:17.77   14  
     1) Perry, Sam SO                 2) r:0.14 Garnier, Jeff SR      
     3) r:0.27 DeShon, Spencer JR     4) r:0.31 Duggan, Sean SR       
     r:+0.61  9.42        19.44 (19.44)
           28.55 (9.11)       38.75 (19.31)
           47.85 (9.10)       58.22 (19.47)
         1:07.47 (9.25)     1:17.77 (19.55)
 11 Tennessee                           1:17.91    1:17.78   12  
     1) Coetzee, Ryan SO              2) r:0.17 Decoursey, Kyle FR    
     3) r:0.21 Aberg Lejdstromstav SR 4) r:0.29 Lehane, Sean SR       
     r:+0.62  9.46        19.89 (19.89)
           28.98 (9.09)       39.06 (19.17)
           47.86 (8.80)       58.19 (19.13)
         1:07.43 (9.24)     1:17.78 (19.59)
 12 Ohio St                             1:17.82    1:17.82   10  
     1) McHugh, Matt JR               2) r:0.19 Appleby, Andrew JR    
     3) r:0.28 Chavez, Mossimo FR     4) r:0.30 Musteriat, Kevin SO   
     r:+0.68  9.52        19.71 (19.71)
           28.95 (9.24)       39.01 (19.30)
           48.20 (9.19)       58.44 (19.43)
         1:07.79 (9.35)     1:17.82 (19.38)
 13 Princeton                           1:18.25    1:18.02    8  
     1) Hu-Van Wright, En-wei JR      2) r:0.14 Bole, Sandy SR        
     3) r:0.04 Mackrel, Julian JR     4) r:0.21 Lewis, Alex SO        
     r:+0.69  9.75        19.95 (19.95)
           28.95 (9.00)       39.21 (19.26)
           48.13 (8.92)       58.35 (19.14)
         1:07.63 (9.28)     1:18.02 (19.67)
 14 Arizona                             1:18.04    1:18.13    6  
     1) Dobbs, Chatham FR             2) r:0.27 Idensohn, Chad FR     
     3) r:0.05 Richmond, Renny JR     4) r:0.30 Beach, Justin SO      
     r:+0.65  9.49        20.11 (20.11)
           29.03 (8.92)       39.48 (19.37)
           48.38 (8.90)       58.55 (19.07)
         1:07.72 (9.17)     1:18.13 (19.58)
 15 Louisville                          1:17.87    1:18.24    4  
     1) Carroll, Trevor JR            2) r:0.32 Tarasevich, Grigory JR
     3) r:0.22 Boland, David JR       4) r:0.23 Lindenbauer, Mahias JR
     r:+0.68  9.68        19.89 (19.89)
           28.98 (9.09)       39.10 (19.21)
           48.40 (9.30)       58.57 (19.47)
         1:07.69 (9.12)     1:18.24 (19.67)
 16 Harvard                             1:18.01    1:18.37    2  
     1) Lutz, Sebastian FR            2) r:0.12 Tan, Steven SO        
     3) r:0.91 Yakubovich, Maxim JR   4) r:0.12 O'Hara, Paul JR       
     r:+0.64  9.62        20.03 (20.03)
           29.08 (9.05)       39.62 (19.59)
           48.76 (9.14)       59.09 (19.47)
         1:08.09 (9.00)     1:18.37 (19.28)
                      Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 2                       
 
  1. Texas                              80   2. NC State                           68
  3. Florida                            61   4. California                         59
  5. Michigan                           48   5. Auburn                             48
  7. Missouri                           36   8. Alabama                            34
  9. Indiana                            32  10. Georgia                            28
 10. Louisville                         28  12. Stanford                           22
 13. Southern Cali                      18  13. Tennessee                          18
 15. Ohio St                            10  15. Wisconsin                          10
 17. Princeton                           8  18. Arizona                             6
 19. South Carolina                      4  20. Harvard                             2
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