Cordes, Shields take down more records at NCAAs
National Teamer Kevin Cordes of the University of Arizona set the U.S. Open, American, NCAA and NCAA Championship meet records in the 200-yard breaststroke twice Saturday at the NCAA Men’s Division I Swimming and Diving Championships in Indianapolis. He set the first set of records in prelims in 1:49.79, then broke those marks again in finals in 1:48.68.
It was the second straight day in which Cordes accomplished this feat, breaking the same set of records in the prelims and finals of the 100y breast on Friday.
Fellow National Teamer Tom Shields of the University of California broke the NCAA and NCAA Championship meet records in the 200y fly, his time of 1:39.65 also tying the American and U.S. Open records set by Michael Phelps in 2010.
Also shattering records on the third and final day of competition was Vladimir Morozov of USC, who took down the U.S. Open, NCAA and NCAA Championship meet records in the 100 free in 40.76.
In other National Team news, Olympian Connor Jaeger of the University of Michigan won the 1650y free in 14:27.18. It was his second individual win of the meet after taking the 500y free on the first night of competition.
Michigan took the team title with 480 points, followed by Cal with 406.5 points and Arizona with 313.5 points. For complete results, click here.