Swimming: Joseph Schooling and Quah Zheng Wen make NCAA 100-yard butterfly final

Singapore's Joseph Schooling (left) and Quah Zheng Wen with their gold and bronze medals respectively from the men's 50m butterfly during the 28th SEA Games at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on June 10, 2015.
Singapore's Joseph Schooling (left) and Quah Zheng Wen with their gold and bronze medals respectively from the men's 50m butterfly during the 28th SEA Games at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on June 10, 2015.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Local swimmers Joseph Schooling and Quah Zheng Wen will feature in the 100-yard butterfly final at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Indiana.

Defending champion Schooling posted 44.97sec to win his heat and finish 3rd overall on Friday, while Quah clocked 45.27sec to also win his heat and place 5th overall.

The finals will take place later on Friday evening (Saturday morning 6am, Singapore time).

Quah, a 20-year-old University of California, Berkeley freshman will also swim in the 100-yard backstroke heats on the same day.

Schooling, a University of Texas junior, won two golds and a bronze on Thursday, which was the second day of the March 22-25 NCAA Championships.

He won his first individual NCAA freestyle medal on Friday morning (Singapore time) with an 18.79sec effort to finish third in the 50-yard freestyle final. That same day, the 21-year-old also anchored the Texas Longhorns to victory in the 200-yard freestyle relay with his 18.23sec swim, and swam the butterfly leg of the 400-yard medley relay in 43.6sec - the fastest fly split in the field.

Schooling, who won the 100m butterfly final at the Olympic Games in Rio last year, will swim in the 100-yard fly final on Saturday morning from 6am (Singapore time).

He holds the meet record of 44.01sec in the event.

Schooling will also compete in the 200-yard medley relay on the same day.

The races will be streamed live at http://iupuijags.com/watch/?Live=485.