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2022 M. NCAA Division I Championships: Day Four Finals Live Recap

2022 NCAA DIVISION I MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Saturday Night Finals Heat Sheet

It’s the final night of the Men’s NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships, taking place at the McAuley Aquatic Center on the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta. While the Cal Golden Bears and Texas Longhorns have battled all week long, the Bears had a huge morning that seems to give them an edge in the team race in tonight’s finals session. Tonight’s swimming will include the top heat of the 1650, then finals of the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, platform diving and the 400 free relay. Finals start at 6 PM EST.

Team scores following day three:

Cal: 320.5
Texas 313
Florida: 272
NC State: 214
Indiana: 183
Arizona State: 167
Stanford: 169
Georgia: 150
Louisville/Ohio State: 108

The Tokyo 1500 Olympic champion Bobby Finke headlines the men’s 1650 free, coming in as the heavy favorite. Cal’s Destin Lasco then comes in as the top qualified in the 200 back and may have a shot at taking down Ryan Murphy‘s NCAA record, set six years ago at this pool.

Cal has a second top qualifier this evening in sophomore Bjoern Seeliger, who hit a 40.75 in the 100 free this morning to secure the top spot. Tennessee’s Jordan Crooks and LSU’s Brooks Curry are both close behind after hitting 41.1s this morning.

University of Pennsylvania freshman Matt Fallon was the only swimmer this morning under the 1:50 barrier in 1:49.03, but 100 breast champion Max McHugh is lurking in lane 5 after qualifying second in 1:50.31. Louisville’s Nicolas Albiero and Georgia’s Luca Urlando will go head to head in the 200 fly, with Albiero coming in as the top seed.

The session will wrap up with the 400 free relay, where Cal holds the top seed with a 2:45.95, just .01 ahead of their Pac 12 rivals Arizona State.

1650 Freestyle

NCAA Record: 14:12.08, Bobby Finke, Florida, 2020
NCAA Meet Record: 14:12.52, Bobby Finke, Florida, 2021
U.S. Open Record: 14:12.08, Bobby Finke, Florida, 2020
American Record: 14:12.08, Bobby Finke, Florida, 2020
Pool Record: 14:29.43, Sebastien Rouault, Georgia, 2008

200 back

100 free

NCAA Record: Caeleb Dressel (FLOR): 39.90
NCAA Meet Record: Caeleb Dressel (FLOR): 39.90
American Record: Caeleb Dressel (FLOR): 39.90
US Open Record: Caeleb Dressel (FLOR): 39.90
Pool Record: Caeleb Dressel (FLOR): 40.46

200 breast

NCAA Record: Will Licon (TEX): 1:47.91
NCAA Meet Record: Will Licon (TEX): 1:47.91
American Record: Will Licon (TEX): 1:47.91
US Open Record: Will Licon (TEX): 1:47.91
Pool Record: Will Licon (TEX): 1:48.12

200 fly

NCAA Record: Jack Conger (TEX): 1:37.35
NCAA Meet Record: Jack Conger (TEX): 1:37.35
American Record: Jack Conger (TEX): 1:37.35
US Open Record: Jack Conger (TEX): 1:37.35
Pool Record: Nicolas Albiero (LOU): 1:37.92

 

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