Trinidad and Tobago’s Dylan Carter was in sizzling form for his school , the University of Southern California at the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational . The meet which was held from November 30 to Dec 3 saw the junior recording 7 NCAA A cuts, 4 personal records and 1 school records.
Dylan started the Invitational with a new personal record in his very first swim. Leading off the Trojans A team he clocked 1:32.61 (split time 45.61). That time betters his PR set at the 2015 NCAA championships of 1:33.27.It also places him 2nd in Division I .He was also under the automatic qualifying time of 1:32.97 in striking distance of the school record of 1:32.03. His team members Patrick Mulcare 1:35.10, Michael Domagala 1:36.29 and Santo Condorelli 1:34.93 helped the team to a total time of 6:18.93. It is the team’s fastest of the season and the 2nd fastest time for the season.
In the 50 yard freestyle he lowered his personal best time of 19.41 set at the 2015 NCAA Championships to 19.32( split time 9.40). With that swim he finished 2nd in the Championship final and is ranked 6th in Division 1. He continues to close in on the very fast A standard of 19.09.
In the 200 yard freestyle relay the Trojans A team of Kyle Grissom 20.04,Carter 18.61, Ralf Tribuntsov 19.30 and Condorelli 18.93 posted a time of 1:16.88 for 2nd place. That was well under the automatic standard for the 2017 NCAA Championships of 1:17.77 and places them 2nd in the nation. Carter’s split of 18.61 was the fastest of all the 22 teams that contested the event.
In the 400 yard medley his butterfly split of 45.12 would be the best on the day. His teammates Tribuntsov backstroke 46.45, Carsten Vissering breaststroke 52.08 and Condorelli 42.01 finished a mere .03 outside of the win in a time of 3:05.66.That relay swim places them 4th in the nation easily under the automatic NCAA mark of 3:07.75.
In the 100 yard butterfly he broke teammate Condorelli’s school standard of 45.79 to place 2nd in the Championship final in a time of 45.27 (split time 20.80).He was almost a second under his old PR of 46.16 and under the NCAA A cut of 45.73.
The Trojans A medley A team would mount the top of the podium in the shorter 200 yard medley relay. The same line up from the longer event had splits of backstroke 21.81, breaststroke 24.31, butterfly 19.91 and freestyle 19.19. Carter’s butterfly split was yet again the fastest of the field. The total time of 1:25.22 places them 8th in the nation and just off the A standard of 1:25.22.
Carter would have back to back wins as he would win the 100 yard freestyle in a new personal best of 42.14 (split time 20.14).That betters his 2015 PR of 42.61 and the NCAA A standard of 42.25.It places him 3rd in the nation
Dylan would finish the meet by posting the fastest 100 yard freestyle split of the 400 yard freestyle relay with an anchor leg of 42.21. The A team had contributions of 43.23 from Condorelli, 42.76 from Tribuntsov and 44.01 from Mulcare. The final time was 2:52.21 and NCAA A cut . It also ranks the team 7th this season.
At the 13th World Short Course Swimming Championships in Windsor Canada which will take place from the Dec 6 to 11 Carter will contest the 100 and 200 metre freestyle, the 100 metre backstroke and the 50 metre butterfly.