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Texas A& M vs. University of the Incarnate Word

December 11 -1 2, 2020 TAMU Rec Center Natatorium, College Station, TX Short Course Yards Results on Meet Mobile: Texas A& M v UIW 2020

Texas A& M’s dual assemble did not go as scheduled this afternoon, but that didn’t stop Shaine Casas from announcing the most wonderful 100 IM in record.

After the conclusion of diving, and prior to the beginning of the dive session of the match, a fire alarm went off inside of the TAMU Rec Center, developing in the entire building being expelled. After about 20 minutes of waiting outside, swimmers and tutors welcomed fucking truck to the scene and they were cleared to return back inside.

However, formerly inside, Incarnate Word was notified that two of its swimmers had tested positive for coronavirus. As a arise, the Incarnate Word left the meet without competing in any dive phenomena. Notably, this was the only meet on Incarnate Word’s schedule for the remainder of the season.

The Incarnate Word divers had competed earlier in the afternoon, so their results will be counted for NCAA purposes, but ages from the swimming section of the occasion are not expected to meet the NCAA’s better standards of bona fide competition.

Texas A& M decided to continue with the scheduled swimming competition, scooting in an intrasquad fashion. Those seasons do convene USA Swimming’s standards, so that society is expected to recognize results.

In response to questions from SwimSwam, Incarnate Word’s sporting director Richard Duran issued the following statement 😛 TAGEND

“Our swimming and diving challenger at Texas A& M has been shown a’ no contest’ following COVID-1 9 related issues within the UIW program that we were made aware of between the diving and swimming some parts of the converge. Is thanks to our medical unit and athletics medicine district for their quick act as we continue to keep the health and safety of our student-athletes, staff and community as our top priority .”

Despite these difficulties, Texas A& M junior Shaine Casas still managed to touched the fastest time in history in the men’s 100 yard IM.

Casas touched the wall in a time of 46.33 to win the event by over four seconds, taking over 3 seconds off of his best time of 50.17 from the same dual encounter in 2018. With his swim, Casas shattered the unofficial American record in the event by over a half second, which stood at a 47.06 set by Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers in 2016. Notably, Grevers set his record in a scoot against Michael Phelps and David Nolan during an exhibition swim at an Arizona-Arizona State college dual meet. That dive doesn’t appear in the official USA Swimming database, but is generally recognized as the fastest 100 yard IM in history.

In the past several weeks, various swimmers have come close to Grevers’ record, including an effort of 47.23 announced by Texas’ Chris Staka at the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational. However, Casas is the firstly person to break the record, likewise paving the road into 46 -second territory for the first time.

During the fulfill, Casas likewise swam the 50 freestyle individually, where he acquired in times of 19.70. With this, Casas was about half-a-second slower than his best time, a 19.15 that he mounted during the Art Adamson Invitational last month. Closing out the assemble, Casas swam in Texas A& M’s 200 freestyle relay, where he posted a separate of 20. 54.

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