Texas Wins 200 Free Relay Title

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The Texas Longhorns won their third straight championship title in the 200 free relay thanks to a monster anchor leg from junior Joseph Schooling at 18.34. Florida got off to a strong start thanks to Caeleb Dressel, who led off the Gators with an 18.23, the second fastest 50 free in history. But the Gators did not have the horses to contend with Texas, who had Brett Ringgold (18.96), Jack Conger (18.37), Tate Jackson (18.92) and Schooling. The Longhorns swam a 1:14.59, a little off the NCAA and US Open record held by Auburn from 2009 at 1:14.08.

Florida was second at 1:14.88 and California was third at 1:15.29. NC State, Alabama, Auburn, Missouri and Indiana also swam in the A-final.

This is Texas’ seventh win in the 200 free relay in school history. The 2017 team joins the teams from 2016, 2015, 1996, 1991, 1990 and 1989 to win the event at the NCAA Championships. Texas (74) now has the lead over NC State (70) in the team standings. Florida is in third (66) and Cal is in fourth (62).

 Event 2  Men 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
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         NCAA: N 1:14.08  3/28/2009 Auburn
                          J Andkjaer, G Louw, K Norys, M Targett
 Championship: C 1:14.08  3/28/2009 Auburn
                          J Andkjaer, G Louw, K Norys, M Targett
     American: A 1:15.26  3/24/2011 Stanford
                          A Coville, A Staab, J Allen, A Wayne
   U. S. Open: O 1:14.08  3/28/2009 Auburn
                          J Andkjaer, G Louw, K Norys, M Targett
         Pool: P 1:15.35  3/23/2017 Texas
                          T Jackson, B Ringgold, J Shebat, J Conger
    School                              Prelims     Finals Points 
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                            === Championship Final ===                            
 
  1 Texas                               1:15.35    1:14.59P  40  
     1) Ringgold, Brett JR            2) r:0.10 Conger, Jack SR       
     3) r:0.29 Jackson, Tate SO       4) r:0.25 Schooling, Joseph JR  
     r:+0.70  9.28        18.96 (18.96)
           27.44 (8.48)       37.33 (18.37)
           46.35 (9.02)       56.25 (18.92)
         1:04.88 (8.63)     1:14.59 (18.34)
  2 Florida                             1:15.52    1:14.88P  34  
     1) Dressel, Caeleb JR            2) r:0.08 Switkowski, Jan JR    
     3) r:0.24 Martinez ScarpeEnzo JR 4) r:0.15 Blyzinskyj, Jack SR   
     r:+0.62  8.81        18.23 (18.23)
           26.98 (8.75)       36.98 (18.75)
           45.80 (8.82)       55.70 (18.72)
         1:04.78 (9.08)     1:14.88 (19.18)
  3 California                          1:16.11    1:15.29P  32  
     1) Sendyk, Pawel FR              2) r:0.10 Jensen, Michael FR    
     3) r:0.17 Lynch, Justin JR       4) r:0.06 Josa, Matthew JR      
     r:+0.65  9.04        18.92 (18.92)
           27.67 (8.75)       37.67 (18.75)
           46.52 (8.85)       56.37 (18.70)
         1:05.16 (8.79)     1:15.29 (18.92)
  4 NC State                            1:15.56    1:15.82   30  
     1) Held, Ryan JR                 2) r:0.25 Schiellerup, Anreas SR
     3) r:0.11 Ress, Justin SO        4) r:0.61 Johnson, Scott SR     
     r:+0.62  8.88        18.63 (18.63)
           27.41 (8.78)       37.55 (18.92)
           46.13 (8.58)       56.25 (18.70)
         1:05.48 (9.23)     1:15.82 (19.57)
  5 Alabama                             1:16.91    1:16.52   28  
     1) Waddell, Zane FR              2) r:0.27 Kaliszak, Luke JR     
     3) r:0.89 Howard, Robert SO      4) r:0.14 Bams, Laurent JR      
     r:+0.71  9.37        19.24 (19.24)
           28.14 (8.90)       38.32 (19.08)
           47.40 (9.08)       57.50 (19.18)
         1:06.39 (8.89)     1:16.52 (19.02)
  6 Auburn                              1:16.45    1:16.62   26  
     1) Apple, Zachary SO             2) r:0.27 Darmody, Kyle SR      
     3) r:0.20 Kalontarov, Ziv SO     4) r:0.17 Holoda, Peter JR      
     r:+0.67  9.18        19.12 (19.12)
           28.13 (9.01)       38.22 (19.10)
           47.36 (9.14)       57.76 (19.54)
         1:06.54 (8.78)     1:16.62 (18.86)
  7 Missouri                            1:16.78    1:16.78   23  
     1) Chadwick, Michael SR          2) r:0.40 Sansoucie, Andrew SR  
     3) r:0.16 Mankus, Luke SO        4) r:0.33 Coffman, Sam SO       
     r:+0.65  9.16        19.00 (19.00)
           28.01 (9.01)       38.09 (19.09)
           46.94 (8.85)       57.14 (19.05)
         1:06.30 (9.16)     1:16.78 (19.64)
  7 Indiana                             1:16.53    1:16.78   23  
     1) Khalafalla, Ali JR            2) r:0.26 Pieroni, Blake JR     
     3) r:0.21 Lorentz, Sam SR        4) r:0.17 Romany, Josh SO       
     r:+0.61  9.38        19.34 (19.34)
           28.33 (8.99)       38.35 (19.01)
           47.30 (8.95)       57.37 (19.02)
         1:06.43 (9.06)     1:16.78 (19.41)
 Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 2                       
 
  1. Texas                              74   2. NC State                           70
  3. Florida                            66   4. California                         62
  5. Indiana                            41   6. Stanford                           38
  7. Auburn                             36   8. Louisville                         29
  9. Southern Cali                      28   9. Alabama                            28
 11. Univ of Georgia                    26  12. Missouri                           25
 13. Arizona State                      22  14. Wisconsin                          14
 15. Michigan                           12  15. Notre Dame                         12
 17. Texas A&M                          10  18. South Carolina                      8
 19. Florida State                       7  20. Harvard                             6
 21. Tennessee                           4  22. Arizona                             2
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