Carter, 800 Free Relay Break USC Records To Open NCAA Championships

    Dylan Carter blasted the third-fastest 200y free ever to lead off USC's record-setting 800y free relay today.
    March 22, 2017

    Junior Dylan Carter led off with the third-fastest 200y free ever and joined sophomore Patrick Mulcare, junior Santo Condorelli and senior Reed Malone to post a school record in the 800y free and fifth-place overall to open the 2017 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, Wednesday (March 22) in Indianapolis.

    The Trojan quartet clocked a 6:10.97 to erase the old school standard of 6:11.64, the NCAA winning time two years ago.

    Carter opened with a 1:30.95 that lowered his school record set at Pac-12s by 1.03. His time is behind only Texas’ Townley Haas, who won the 200 last year in 1:30.46, and Indiana’s Blake Pieroni, who posted a 1:30.87 leadoff today as well.

    Mulcare, USC’s 200y back specialist, followed with a 1:33.14. He handed it off to Malone for a 1:32.75 while sprinter Condorelli stretched himself for a closing 1:34.13.

    “Great start to the men's meet,” USC Coach Dave Salo said. “We were confident that Dylan could get us out there in front and 1:30.9 was an incredible swim. The guys were awesome. I’m really proud of them for stepping up and taking down our team record to get us going tonight.”

    The NCAA Championships continue Thursday through Saturday with prelims at 7 a.m. PT each day and finals at 3 p.m. PT.

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