SINGAPORE - Swimmer Joseph Schooling has continued to blaze a trail in college competition in the United States.
Over the weekend, the Singaporean posted the National Collegiate Athletic Association season's fastest times in two short-course events.
The University of Texas student clocked 1min 43.76sec in the 200-yard butterfly, and 46.08sec in the 100-yd fly, as his team took on the North Carolina State University in a dual meet. He is the reigning champion in both events in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Points were awarded for first to fifth (individual events) and first to third (relays). The Texas men won 154-136.
Schooling, 20, has had a sterling year including sensational outings at the SEA Games on home ground as well as the Fina World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
At June's SEA Games on home soil, he won a perfect nine golds in nine events.
The Asian Games gold medallist also won a bronze in the 100m fly at the World Championships, becoming the first Singaporean to medal at the biennial meet.