2023 NCAA DIVISION I MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
The official 2023 NCAA Men’s Division I Swimming and Diving Championship psyche sheets were released Wednesday, along with the cut line, eligible stints and a list of alternates in the event of scratches.
The competition is scheduled for March 22-25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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There were bound to be changes to our initial cut-line projections on Tuesday, as NC State had 19 swimmers fast enough to earn an invitation to meet, one more than the maximum roster size of 18.
The Wolfpack ended up scratching the first year Kyle Ponsler of their training, which exceeded Auburn’s first year Danny Schmidt in the competition because of their ranking in the 400 IM.
Additionally, Auburn entered junior Evan McInerny in the encounter after being absent from the preselection psych sheets. It works Albert Masterwho was to be the last man from yesterday not to participate in the meeting, although he remains the first substitute.
McInerny is the 19th seed in the men’s 200 butterfly (1:42.77), while Schmidt is now 31st in the 400 IM (3:42.99).
Initially, with NC State having 19 qualified swimmers, Mestre was expected to earn an invite by virtue of his 50 free standing, as was Ponsler in the 400 IM. Now that Ponsler is out, Schmidt earns a spot in the 400 IM, while McInerny takes over the position previously held by Mestre.
Auburn will now bring a 12-man roster to Minneapolis in weeks, tying them with Stanford for the sixth-most qualified swimmers.
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Top seeds per event:
- Free 50 – Jordan Crooks (TENN), 17.93
- 100 free – Bjorn Seeliger (CAL), 40.90
- 200 free – Grant House (ASU), 1:30.67
- 500 Free – Gabriel Jett (CAL), 4:09.66
- 1650 free – Levi Sandidge (SLEEP), 14:31.47
- 100 back – Adam Chaney (FLOR), 44.17
- 200 return – Destiny Lasco (CAL), 1:36.94
- 100 chest – Aleksas Savickas (FLOR), 50.73
- 200 chest – Leon Marchand (ASU), 1:47.67
- 100 flies – Youssef Ramadan (VT), 43.93
- 200 butterfly – Gabriel Jett (CAL), 1:39.27
- 200 IM – Leon Marchand (ASU), 1:37.81
- 400 IM – Leon Marchand (USS), 3:31.57
- 200 freestyle relay – Florida1:14.19
- 400 free relays – Cal2:45.67
- 800 free relays – State of Arizona6:06.30
- 200 Medley Relay – Tennessee1:21.43
- Relay 400 QN – Florida2:59.48
Adding the five stints, 14 of the 18 seeds belong to Cal, Arizona State or Florida, with the Bears and Sun Devils tied for the most at five. Additionally, only one event, the 100 fly, has a seed that comes from neither the SEC nor the Pac-12.
OFFICIAL LIST OF ALTERNATES
- Alberto Mestre, Florida – 50 free, 19.21
- Jonny Affeld, Stanford – 200 IM, 1:43.16
- Christian Bart, Oakland – 100 chest, 51.91
- Kaique Alves, Alabama – 200 free, 1:32.93
- Panos Bolanos, Nevada – 200 backstroke, 1:40.64
- Jonah Harm, Navy – 100 flies, 45.58
- Maxwell Edwards, Virginia – 100 backstroke, 45.72
- Haakon Naughton, Ariz. – 200 butterfly, 1:42.60
- Robin Hanson, Calif. – 200 free, 1:33.01
- Ben Dillard, USC – 200 breaststroke, 1:53.18
The list of alternates is slightly reshuffled after Ponsler’s scratch, with Mestre now being the first alternate, a position Jonny Affeld must have been yesterday. from arizona Haakon Naughton drops from his projected second alternate spot to eighth due to the addition of McInery in the 200 butterfly.