Starting today’s events was the 200 free relay team of sophomore Nicolas Nilo, junior Albert Subirats, junior Darian Townsend and freshman Jordan Smith, which finished third overall with a season best time of 1:16.91.
In the 500 free, freshman Jean Basson finished third with a personal best time of 4:15.17. Senior Adam Ritter posted a third place seed in the 200 IM for tonight’s finals, winning his heat with a time of 1:44.40, while Townsend finished 10th overall with a personal best time of 1:45.40.
In the 50 free, Stanford’s Ben Wildman-Tobriner set a new American record, breaking the 19 second mark with a time of 18.98, posting a second-place seed overall for the Cardinal. Subirats finished eighth in the event with a time of 19.37.
The 400 medley relay team of freshman Jake Tapp, junior Ivan Barnes, Nilo and freshman Joel Greenshields wrapped up today’s prelims by finishing fifth with a time of 3:10.06.
Day One Qualifiers:
Nicolas Nilo ?- 200 FR, 400 MR
Albert Subirats ?- 200 FR, 50 free
Darian Townsend ?- 200 FR, 200 IM*
Jordan Smith ?- 200 FR
Jean Basson ?- 500 free
Adam Ritter ?- 200 IM
Ivan Barnes ?- 400 MR
Jake Tapp ?- 400 MR
Joel Greenshields ?- 400 MR
*Indicates swimmer qualified for consolation finals (9th-16th place)