Men's NCAA Champs: 400 Freestyle Relay

Men's NCAA Champs: 400 Freestyle Relay

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Men's NCAA Champs: 400 Freestyle Relay

400 FREESTYLE RELAY

NCAA Record: 2:46.03 (Auburn, 2009) 2:45.39 (Texas, 2017)
Meet Record: 2:46.56 (Auburn, 2007) 2:45.39 (Texas, 2017)
American Record: 2:47.02 (Texas, 2009)
U.S. Open Record: 2:46.03 (Auburn, 2009) 2:45.39 (Texas, 2017)


​The Texas Longhorns capped an NCAA team title in record-breaking fashion -- destroying the NCAA, Meet, & US Open Record in the 400 freestyle relay with a blistering time of 2:45.39. ​​Brett Ringgold​ got the Longhorns off to a strong start by posting a 42.06. His teammates ​Jack Conger ​(41.30), ​Townley Haas​ (41.01), and ​Joseph Schooling​ (41.02) brought it home swiftly to clinch the championship for Texas. Thanks to a blazing 40.48 leadoff from ​Caeleb Dressel​, Florida actually had the lead going into the anchor leg; however, Schooling out-split ​Mark Szaranek​ 19.20 to 20.11 over the first 50 yards to give the Longhorns the lead. It appears Schooling benefited from having a bit of extra rest tonight and was fueled by the success of his teammates. Florida ended up touching in second with a 2:46.21 and Southern Cal grabbed the bronze with a 2:47.33.

1.) Texas: 2:45.39 (NCAA, Meet, & US Open Record)
2.) Florida: 2:46.21
3.) Southern Cal: 2:47.33
4.) California: 2:48.49
5.) Stanford: 2:48.80
6.) Arizona State: 2:49.00
7.) NC State: 2:49.09
8.) Indiana: 2:49.53