NCAA Day 3: More Records Fall

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NCAA Day 3: More Records Fall

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Day 3 at the Men’s NCAA Division I National Championship provided plenty of excitement. The Gators came into the night ranked second, but staying on the podium on the final day of competition is their goal.

For individual competitors, Joseph Schooling and Ryan Murphy made history by going the fastest ever in their respective events, creating another memorable night for all.

400 IM

University of Florida

Mark Szaranek dominated the Consolation final for the Gators, finishing a full body length ahead of the field. He finished in 3:39.28, which would have placed him 4th in the Final heat!

100 Fly

University of Florida

Caeleb Dressel battled friend and former Bolles teammate Joseph Schooling for the 100 Fly title. The two had not faced off head-to-head against each other since FSPA Invite back in high school where Caeleb not only won but broke the national record.

After the first 50, Caeleb looked within striking distance, only trailing by 4 tenths of a second. His splits were 20.62/23.58 to ultimately finish second to Joseph in a time of 44.40.

Swimmers from Florida at Other Schools

Texas’s Joseph Schooling (BSS) swam the fastest 100y Fly in history! Going out like lightning, his splits were 20.46/23.55 to come in with a final time 44.01. This was a new US Open Record and NCAA Record!

Joseph Schooling - Photo/FSN
Joseph Schooling – US Open Record and NCAA Record – Photo/FSN

200 Free

University of Florida

Mitch D’Arrigo and Jan Switkowski both swam in the championship heat for the 200 Free. Jan placed fourth (1:32.14) and Mitch placed sixth (1:32.67).

Pawel Werner swam a 1:33.77 to place 6th in the Consolation final.

100 Breaststroke

Florida State University

Jason Coombs barely missed out on swimming in the evening finals. He swam a 52.80 to end up in a 3-way swim off to be an alternate. He swam 52.34 to win the position.

Swimmers from Florida at Other Schools

Auburn’s Michael Duderstadt (PCST) swam in the Consolation final and went a 52.27 to place 10th overall.

Jordy Groters
Jordy Groters – 100 Breaststroke 13th place – photo/FSN

Meanwhile Pine Crest’s Jordy Groters (MIZZ) swam a 52.80 to place 13th overall.

100 Backstroke

University of Florida

Jack Blyzinskyj competed in the Consolation final, going out in 22.22, to finish fourth with a time of 45.82.

Ryan Murphy 2016 100 Backstroke Champion
Ryan Murphy – 100 Backstroke Champion – American Record, US Open, and NCAA Record – Photo/FSN

Swimmers from Florida at Other Schools

California’s Ryan Murphy (BSS) rocketed underwater and exploded to another set of records, setting a new American Record, US Open, and NCAA Record. He went out in 20.96 and then finished a full body-length-and-a-half ahead of the field to touch in at 43.49.

Louisville’s Grigory Tarasevich (FSLN) claimed a podium spot by racing out in 21.91 and then getting back to touch the wall in 45.33, good enough for third.

3-meter Diving

University of Miami

Briadam Herrera was back in action, this time on the 3-meter where he dominated much of the final competition. He finished second with a total of 457.65, less than 3 points out of first.

200 Medley Relay

University of Florida

The relay consisting of Jack Blyzinskyj (21.20), Mark Szaranek (24.10), Jan Switkowski (20.13), and Caeleb Dressel (18.00) worked together to place fourth in the final event of the night.

Swimmers from Florida at Other Schools

Ryan Murphy (BSS) helped California come in second. He clocked his backstroke leg at 20.20.

Meanwhile Joseph Schooling (BSS) lead Texas to a third place finish. His butterfly split was 19.36.

Grigory Tarasevich
Grigory Tarasevich – Louisville – Photo/FSN

Grigory Tarasevich (FSLN) helped his Louisville relay come in fifth by going 21.14 in the backstroke.

Michael Duderstadt (PCST) helped Auburn place eighth by going 23.72 in the breaststroke leg.

Team Rankings:

At the end of day 3, Florida sits in 3rd. The top 5 schools are as follows:

Texas 366

California 271

Florida 255

NC State 197

Georgia 162

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