AUSTIN, Texas – Senior Hunter Knight finished 33rd in the 100-yard breaststroke trials Friday on the second day of action at the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship, held at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.
Knight, an All-ACC performer in the event, turned in a time of 53.98 to place 33rd in the field of 40 competitors Friday. The swim marked the first of his career at the NCAA Championship. The Richmond, Va., native is also slated to compete in the 200 breaststroke Saturday, an event in which he is the program record holder at 1:55.47.
After claiming the 10th All-America honors of his career Thursday evening with a third-place showing on the one-meter springboard, senior Nick McCrory withdrew from Friday’s three-meter trials due to precautionary measures. A three-time NCAA champion on the platform, McCrory is qualified to the field for Saturday’s 10-meter competition.
The Duke men are 23rd out of 41 teams through two days of action with 16 points. Texas continues to lead the field with a total of 318.5 points, followed by California (312.5), Florida (279), Michigan (225) and Georgia (200).
The NCAA Championship reaches its conclusion Saturday with the preliminaries and finals of the 1,650 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, 400 freestyle relay and platform diving. Preliminaries of the swimming events begin at 12 p.m. ET in Austin, followed by the platform trials at 2:30 p.m. ET. Live results and live video will be available for both sessions, while Saturday evening’s finals will be broadcast live on ESPN3.