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Carter fourth in NCAA 100 yard freestyle final
T&T’s Dylan Carter missed out on a second in-
dividual medal at the NCAA Division One Men’s
Swimming and Diving Championship when he
placed fourth in the men’s 100 yard freestyle
final co-hosted by Indiana University-Purdue
University at Indianapolis and Indiana Sports
Corporation, inside the IU Natatorium last night.
The 21-year-old Carter, a six-time All American,
swam the four lengths of the 25 metre pool in 41.76
seconds in the event won by Florida’s Caeleb Dressel,
who retained his title with a 40-second flat timing,
a new NCCA record, bettering his own record from
last year, 40.46.
Missouri’s Michael Chadwick took silver in 40.95
and Olympic champion Ryan Held of North Carolina
State, bronze in 41.21.
Texas’ Brett Ringgold and Carter’s University of
Southern California schoolmate, Santo Condorelli
were joint fifth in 41.77 followed by Stanford’s Sam
Perry (41.80) and Indiana’s Blake Pieroni (41.85).
In the morning heats, Carter posted the fourth fast-
est time of 41.73, a new personal best to trail Dressel
(41.00), Held (41.34) and Chadwick (41.58).
Carter had a next shot a medal last night along with
Condorelli, Ralf Tribuntsov and Reed Malone in the
men’s 400 yard freestyle relay final.
In the heats, he swam the third leg as USC went
under the pool record of 2:48.33 with a time of 2:48.17
and third in the heats to follow Texas (2:47.78) and
Florida (2:47.90) home.
On Friday night in the 200 yard freestyle gold medal
splash, a battle among the three swimmers with the
top three spilt times in NCAA history, Carter a junior
at the University of Southern California raced home
in one minute, 31.16 seconds, the same as Pieroni for
silver, behind reigning NCCA and US Open record
holder, Townley Haas whose’s 1:30.65 clocking was
a new pool record,
The other finishers in the final were Harvard’s
Dean Farris (1:32.25), Arizona State’s Cameron Craig
(1:32.46), Florida’s Maxime Rooney (1:32.79), North
Carolina State’s Soeren Dhal (1:32.98) and Wisconsin’s
Brett Pinfold (1:33.57).
In the morning heats, Carter, a four-time Caribbean
Islands Swimming Championship gold winner timed
1:32.17 seconds for second spot behind US Olympian
Haas (1:31.97 mins) while Pieroni (1:32.42) was third.
On Thursday, the T&T swimmer was sev-
enth in the men’s 50 yard freestyle final in
19.08 seconds, only ahead of Michigan’s
Paul Powers (19.17).
The winner of the event was Dressell in
18.23 seconds ahead Held (18.60) and Texas’
Joseph Schooling (18.79).
Chadwick andy Auburn’s Zachary Apple,
both finished fourth in 18.97 seconds while
California’s Pawel Sendyk was sixth in 19.05.
In the preliminary heats which was con-
tested earlier on Thursday, Carter who is
coming off his first Olympic appearance for
T&T was also seventh in a personal best of
19.04 followed by Powers (19.06).
Dressel was the fastest qualifier in 18.38
well ahead of Schooling (18.77), Apple and
Held (18.93), Sendyk (18.96) and Chadwick
Also on Thursday night, Carter, second
in the 50m butterfly and third in the 50m
freestyle at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games
helped USC to a fourth placed in the men’s
400 medley relay finals in three minutes,
Tribuntsov swam the first leg followed by
Carsten Vissering, Carter and Condorelli
for USC, but Texas won gold in 2:59.22, a
new NCAA record while California (3:01.51)
and Missouri (3:01.91) grab silver and bronze
This after USC had qualified as the sixth
fastest in the heats in 3:04.55 to trail Mis-
souri (3:02.53), Texas (3:03.45), Indiana
(3:03.84), Louisville (3:04.05) and Florida
When the meet splashed off on Wednes-
day, Carter swam the first leg of his team’s
4x200 freestyle relay and got home on
1:30.95 seconds, the third fastest time in the
event history behind American Haas 2016
mark of (1:30.42) and Pieroni’s (1:30.87) set
earlier this year.
The other members of the USC quartet
were Patrick Mulcare (1:33.14), Malone
(1:32.75) and Condorelli (1:34.75), who
helped combined for a time of six min-
utes, 10.97 seconds and fifth spot behind
NC State’s record swim of 6:06.53, Texas
(6:08.61), Florida (6:09.30) and the Uni-
versity of California (6:09.56).
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