Mar 28, 2016

    Schooling breaks 200-yard fly NCAA record

    SINGAPORE swim star Joseph Schooling broke the 200-yard butterfly NCAA record at its Division 1 Men's Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday at the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta.

    The University of Texas sophomore student retained his gold in the event in 1min 37.97sec, breaking the previous record of 1:39.33 set by Michigan's Dylan Bosch in 2014.

    Schooling's team-mate Jack Conger was second in 1:38.06 while Andrew Seliskar from the University of Californa, Berkeley, was third in 1:39.95.

    The Singaporean had to produce a strong final 50 yards to overtake Conger, who had led from the start to the 150-yard turn.

    With the 200-yard fly gold, the 20-year-old finished with five golds (100- and 200-yard fly, 200- and 800-yard free relay, and 400-yard medley relay), a silver (400-yard free relay) and a bronze (200-yard medley relay) at the championships.